Gunilla Törnvall


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities


My research is primarily focused on mass-produced, scientific and instructive images. In my dissertation Botanical illustrations for the public: On the publication of Carl Lindman's Bilder ur Nordens flora (2013), I examined how the botanical plates were created, distributed and received based on the given conditions at the beginning of the 20th century: botanical science, ideas about education, pictorial conventions, economical circumstances, printing technique and book market.

Currently I am working on an article on sewing patterns for the University Library's book on ephemera. I have recently, together with Kristina Lundblad, started working on a textbook in book history.

Recent research outputs

Gunilla Törnvall, 2015, In : Svenska Linnésällskapets årsskrift. p. 103-106

Research output: Contribution to journalReview (Book/Film/Exhibition/etc.)

Gunilla Törnvall, 2014, Återkopplingar. Cronqvist, M., Lundell, P. & Snickars, P. (eds.). Mediehistoria, Lunds universitet, Vol. 28. p. 263-285

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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