Roger Johansson


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Didactics
  • History


My research has focused on history and subject didactics as well as on modern cultural analysis of social history. What I want to explore is how we use history to understand ourselves and our world, including the context of school and education. We live not only in space but also in time. Methodically, I have paid particular attention to interpretation, communication, and formation of history. This is the theme in my dissertation, in which I analyze the struggle of writing history in one of the most dramatic events in Swedish history - the shots in Ådalen 1931. This theme has also been a frame work in my later publications on history and film, as well as on history of art and monuments in Sweden and the U.S.
I have also conducted research in the UK, the U.S. and Greenland. This has resulted in publications on Amalthea Drama in 1908, British strike breakers, May Day celebrations in the United States and Danish colonialism and Inuit emancipation. Furthermore, peace history and the use of and ways to use local history of Scania and Malmö have been important fields in my publications.
School and education has been a major research interest. I have conducted and co-authored the National evaluation of the history of the 9th grade, written about textbooks in Sweden and the U.S. and heading research circles for scholars and teachers.
I am director of a Doctoral school in Science and Science Communication and member of the board of the Doctoral school in Subject Didactics.

Recent research outputs

Roger Johansson, 2021 Apr 22, 2 ed. Hjalmarson & Högberg Bokförlag AB. 652 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Mona Holmqvist, Roger Johansson & Paul Strand, 2021 Feb 17, Ögonblick: En vänbok till Anders Persson om människor och deras möten. Bosseldal, I., Lundberg, J. & Malmström, M. (eds.). Lunds universitet, Institutionen för utbildningsvetenskap, p. 145-170 25 p. (Lund Studies in Educational Sciences; vol. 16).

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

Roger Johansson, 2021 Jan 30, Sydsvenskan Kultur , p. C7-C8 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperNewspaper article

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