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.
, Sjökvist, P.
& Strenga, G.
, 2023 Jul 3
, The Baltic Battle of Books: Formation and Relocation of European Libraries in the Confessional Age (c. 1500–1650) and Their Afterlife.
Nordin, J., Strenga, G. & Sjökvist, P. (eds.). Leiden: Brill
, p. 1-10 10 p.
(Library of the Written Word; vol. 116)(Edit Library of the Written Word - The Handpress World; vol. 116).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Book chapter › Research › peer-review
, 2023 Jan 19
Research output: Contribution to conference › Other › peer-review
, Sverige 1523: Riksarkivets årsbok 2023.
Gejrot, C. (ed.). Stockholm: Riksarkivet
, p. 117-135 19 p.
(Riksarkivets årsbok; vol. 2023).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Book chapter › Research
Jonas Nordin (Reviewer)
2023 Sept 18
Activity: Consultancy, expert advice and memberships › Expert assignment
Jonas Nordin (Interviewee)
2023 Aug 27
Activity: Other › Media participation
Anne Ladefoged (Speaker)
2023 Jul 3 → 2023 Jul 6
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference