”Ett fy fan vid tanken på lutfisk”: om ett bortglömt lundaoriginal från 1800-talets mitt

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Lund has had its fair share of eternal students, and their names appear like shadows from an arrack punch-flavoured past: “The Last Athenian” Otto Steiman, Sam Ask, Adolf Herrlin – the list goes on. Similarly, Lund University has had many academic eccentrics, both of the kind who made a career for themselves and the kind who never even completed a degree.

Here, University archivist Henrik Ullstad tells the story of yet another of these eternal student eccentrics, the wonderful rabble-rouser, trainee priest, book peddler, tailor-hater, eloquent and long-winded speaker and pamphletist Erik August Torbjörnsson.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • History


  • Eternal students, Pamphlets, Lund university, Göteborgs nation, Erik August Torbjörnsson
Translated title of the contribution“A curse on the very notion of lye fish”: on a forgotten Lund eccentric from the mid-1800s
Original languageSwedish
Issue number28
Specialist publication or newspaperLundensaren : Nyhetsbrev för alumner
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun 14
Publication categoryPopular science