Participants

Jenny Beckman

Beckman is Senior Lecturer in History of Ideas and Science at the Department of History of Ideas and Science, Uppsala University. Her research focuses mainly on the history of biology, science education, and civic science. Her publications include articles on natural history museums, school science, amateur botanists, and biodiversity recording projects. Her current research focuses on scientific publication practices in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Programme research.

Staffan Bergwik

Bergwik is Associate Professor in History of Science and Ideas, at the Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, Gothenburg University. His research focuses on the cultural history of the modern natural sciences. In particular, he has studied scientific families in the modern era, the gender structures of early twentieth century Swedish academia, science and the media and the history of science education. In his new project he studies scientific emotions in the twentieth century with a focus on emotions of geographical exploration.

Programme research.

Henrik Björck

Björck is Professor in History of Ideas and Science at the Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, Gothenburg University. He has conducted research on early 19th century journalism, engineering ideology and history, evolution of institutions for higher education and research, historiography of history of ideas and science, methodology of metaphor analysis, and history of concepts. His focus is on the intersection between linguistic and institutional analysis.

Karl Grandin

Grandin is the Director of and Professor at the Center for History of Science at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. His research has mainly dealt with the history of modern physics. He has a lot of experience from international collaborations, especially dealing with scientific heritage and from digitizing projects. He is member of the Royal Swedish Academy’s Energy Committee since 2004 that works interdisciplinary with energy questions. He is on the board of Stockholm University Library and the Swedish Linnaeus Society and a member of the Swedish National Committee for History of Science and Technology. He is the editor of the Nobel Foundation yearbook since 2006.

Gustav Holmberg

Holmberg is a researcher at the Unit for the History of Science and Ideas, Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University. Currently, he is involved in a project investigating the modern history of amateur astronomy in Sweden. He has published on the history of storm warning systems in early 20th century Swedish meteorology; the cosmology of Edgar Allan Poe; cold-war Swedish solar science; the history of astrobiology; research policy initiatives in the food technology sector; ageing Big Science facilities; commemorative practices in astronomy. His interests focus on the history of scientific practice, the interaction between technology and science, and research policy.

Solveig Jülich

Jülich is Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in History of Ideas at the Department of Literature and History of Ideas at Stockholm University. Jülich’s research integrates the history of medicine with the cultural history of media. Her focus has been mainly on the production, communication and uses of scientific and medical images in 19th and 20th century Sweden. Among her recent publications are articles and chapters on photographer Lennart Nilsson and medical-media relations in Sweden from the 1940s until the present time. Currently she is involved in a research project on the Swedish mass x-ray survey for tuberculosis during the post-war period.

Thomas Kaiserfeld

Kaiserfeld is Professor of History of Ideas and Sciences at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University. Kaiserfeld is specialized in history of science and technology and has written on topics ranging from eighteenth-century saltpeter production (the main constituency of black powder and thus a strategic resource in the early-modern fiscal-military state) to the process of trying to realize the big-science facility European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden. His focus has been mainly on institutional and ideological perspectives.

Johan Kärnfelt

Kärnfelt is Associate Professor in History of Ideas and Science and working at the Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, Gothenburg University. Kärnfelt’s research has been done at the cross section between on the one hand the History of Science tradition, especially History of Astronomy, and on the other Science Communication Studies and Public Understanding of Science. His focus has been mainly on the 19th and 20th centuries and on Swedish material. Presently he is involved in a research project on the history of Swedish amateur astronomy.

Katarina Larsen

Katarina Larsen is a researcher at the Department of History of Science, Technology and Environment, at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and also affiliated researcher at Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU). Her research interests includes science and technology studies, especially analysis of knowledge production taking place in interaction between organizations through university-industry collaboration. Ongoing work includes studies of discovery processes in renewable energy.

Programme research.

Christer Nordlund

Nordlund is Professor of History of Science and Ideas at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umeå University, and Torgny Segerstedt Pro Futura Scientia Scholar at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS). He is also Director of the interdisciplinary research group Umeå Studies in Science, Technology and Environment (USSTE). Nordlund has conducted research on the history of field sciences, such as geology and archaeology, on the history of cooperation between science, medicine and the pharmaceutical industry, and on environmental history, i.e. the co-construction of environmental science and technology, environmental politics and environmental problems. He has also taken an interest in current research policy and theories of research organization and cooperation.

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Anna Tunlid

Anna Tunlid is a researcher at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University. Her research interests include history of biology and life sciences, and environmental history. Her focus has been mainly on institutional and policy perspectives. Presently she is involved in a research project on medical genetics and genetic counseling in Sweden.

Programme research.

Sven Widmalm

Sven Widmalm is professor of History of Science and Ideas at Uppsala University and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Current research interests include the history of scientific publishing, research policy, and science-industry relations. Recent publications on these topics often have an empirical focus on mid 20th-century biochemistry. Widmalm coordinates a project, in the start-up phase, on German-friendly scientists, physicians and journalists/publishers in Sweden during the Nazi era.

Programme research.

Nina Wormbs

Nina Wormbs is associate professor in history of technology at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Her research has been focused on broadcasting technologies and technology policy, including frequency allocation processes. Lately she has done research in the intersection of history of the environment and technology in the Arctic context. She is at present running a project funded by the Swedish Research Council titled Views from a Distance: Remote Sensing Technologies and the Perception of the Earth together with Sabine Höhler and Johan Gärdebo.

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