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Johan Östling

Professor

  • History
  • Department of History

Contact information

E-mail johan.ostlinghist.luse

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30

I am Professor of History, Director of the Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK) and Wallenberg Academy Fellow. My research is mainly devoted to the history of knowledge, but I have a more general interest in the intellectual, political and cultural history of modern Europe.

My doctoral thesis, published in English in 2016, dealt with Swedish experiences of Nazism in the wake of Second World War. My second monograph was Humboldt and the Modern German University.

Since the mid-2010s, I have in close co-operation with my colleagues developed the history of knowledge as a scholarly field. We have created a research environment in Lund and released a number of publications. I am also the editor-in-chief of the the yearbook History of Intellectual Culture (De Gruyter).

As a Wallenberg Academy Fellow, I have in recent years investigated how knowledge circulated in postwar Sweden and West Germany. In 2022, a monograph on the humanities in the public sphere was published.

Research

My profile in Lund University research portal

Books (5)

Editorships (8)

Articles (17)

Book chapters (38)

Prefaces (1)

Reports (3)

Reviews (51)

Articles in specialist publications and popular press (18)

Newspaper articles (39)

Miscellaneous (2)

Supervision at Lund University (2)

Administrative

  • Member, Forskningsnämnden, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Teaching

Other tasks and qualifications

Lund University

Director, Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK), 2020–

Deputy chairperson of the Electoral College, 2021–

Member of the Research Board, Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology, 2021–

Member of the board of the Centre for European Studies, 2021–

Member of the Electoral College, representing the teaching staff, 2018–

Member of the board, Department of History, 2018–

Special by the Vice-Chancellor to highlight questions concerning academic freedom, 2022

Member of the Recruitment Committee for vice-chancellor and deputy vice-chancellor, Lund University, 2019–2020

Acting Head of Department, Department of History, 2016–2019

Elected member of Vetenskapssocieteten, Lund, 2016

Other academic assignments and duties

Founding editor of History of Intellectual Culture: International Yearbook of Knowledge and Society (published by De Gruyter), 2021–

Member of the review panel of the Kerstin Hesselgren and Olof Palme visiting professorships, Swedish Research Council, 2021–

Member of the review panel of historical scholarship, Research Council of Norway, 2021–2022

Member of the advisory board of the research programme ”Democracy and Higher Education”, Uppsala University, 2022–

Member of advisory board of the book series ”Studies in the History of Knowledge”, Amsterdam University Press, 2020–

Member of editorial review board of the book series ”Global Epistemics”, Rowman & Littlefield International, 2019–

Associate member, Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos), CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 2018–

Outreach, public engagement etc.

Chair of the Clio Prize Committee, 2013–2017

Member of the editorial board of the journal Respons, 2012–2022

Johan Östling

Professor

  • History
  • Department of History

Contact information

E-mail johan.ostlinghist.luse

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30

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