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..

In 2016–2020 I headed the research project "TTT: Medieval texts in context – then an now". The project involved some 250 old Swedish manuscripts and was a collaboration between The National Library of Sweden, Uppsala University Library and Centre for Medieval Studies at Stockholm University. The catalogue and digitized manuscripts were made available through the data base

I am also interested in freedom of the press in the eighteenth century. At present I am working on 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.)

In the Research Portal you find information about my activities since October 2018. For previous activities and publications, visit

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cultural Studies
  • History


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