About the programme

Science and Modernization in Sweden: An Institutional Approach to Historicizing the Knowledge Society

This research programme is funded by Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg’s foundation and hosted by the Center for the History of Science at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The programme was started in 2013 and will run for five years.

The aim of the programme is two-folded  to research the history of Swedish science in the modern era, and to help develop the professional community of Swedish historians of science. The research project, which constitutes the centre of attention of the program, will focuses on the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The Academy has been central for the development of Swedish science and for the relationship between science and forces of political change throughout the modern period. 

Center for the History of Science

The Center for History of Science is one of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences research institutions. It was established in 1988 after generous donations by Tomas Fischer. It shall promote and support research in the history of science in Sweden and internationally. It is organized mainly to be a research infrastructure. Therefore the staff have its professional competence as archivists, conservator and historian of science. The work is led by the director who have advisory boards to support him. At the Observatory Museum most of the public activities take place.


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