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Unit profile


Book history research encompasses the book and other document types as physical objects as well as the interaction between the individual, society and graphical communication through out history. The material and social history of print culture, and the function and significance of graphical techniques in empirical and historical as well as theoretical terms constitute key areas of the division’s research along with questions concerning images and typography. Currently, special attention is being paid to research into the relations between typography and politics in communist Romania; the publishing house Cavefors; the history and function of sewing patterns in the print culture of the 1800s and 1900s; books’ ability to do politics as well as southern Sweden's early print history, with particular regard to typography and local print culture issues. The division has a PhD program in Book history.


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  • Boken i medeltidens Sverige

    Jonas Nordin (Organiser), Roger Andersson (Contributor), Patrik Åström (Contributor), Elisabet Göransson (Contributor), Claes Gejrot (Contributor), Eva Lindqvist Sandgren (Contributor), Jonas Carlquist (Contributor), Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist (Contributor), Ingela Hedström (Contributor), Massimiliano Bampi (Contributor), Elin Andersson (Contributor), Karin Strinnholm Lagergren (Contributor), Anders Winroth (Contributor), Alessandro Palumbo (Contributor), Erika Kihlman (Contributor), Peter Ståhl (Contributor), Anders Piltz (Contributor), Jan Brunius (Contributor), Lena Strid (Contributor) & Myrdal Janken (Contributor)

    2021 Apr 9

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of workshop/ seminar/ course

  • Dunkelt maktspel och glimrande teater

    Jonas Nordin (Invited speaker), My Hellsing (Invited speaker) & Tobias Svanelid (Interviewer)

    2021 Sep 4

    Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture/debate/seminar

  • Textvid Öresund

    Elisabet Göransson (Organiser)

    2021 May 10

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of workshop/ seminar/ course