Jonas Nordin

Jonas Nordin

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I am professor of book and library history since October 2018. I have a PhD in history from Stockholm University (2000).

From 2007 to 2018 I worked at Kungliga Biblioteket/The National Library of Sweden, doing research and working with with infrastructural matters. Among my projects there I am especially proud of the digitization of the master drawings and engravings to Erik Dahlbergh's Suecia antiqua et hodierna, a topographical work from the seventeenth century. I am presently studying the production and publication of another of Dahlbergh's works, De rebus a Carolo Gustavo Sveciæ rege gestis commentariorum, libri septem, with text by the renowned political philosopher Samuel von Pufendorf, who was also a professor at Lund University.

I am also heading the research project "TTT: Medieval texts in context – then an now". The project involves some 250 old Swedish manuscripts and is a collaboration between The National Library of Sweden, Uppsala University Library and Centre for Medieval Studies at Stockholm University. The catalogue and digitized manuscripts are made available through the data base manuscripta.se. (TTT can be read as ”Telae Totius Terrae” in Latin, which translates as ”World Wide Web”.)

I am also interested in freedom of the press in the eighteenth century. At present I am preparing a study on the immediate results of the Swedish freedom of the press ordinance from 1766, the world’s first government-sponsored declaration of freedom of the press. (The 1766 Ordinance can be read in English translation here.)

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cultural Studies
  • History

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