I am a docent (reader / associate professor) of history at the University of Gothenburg in Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden. For an outline in English of my current and previous work, see the Research page here or my personal page at the Department of Historical Studies website, where there is also a complete bibliography. Full text versions of some of my publications – in Swedish and English – are available for download on this page. My email address is kn [at] gu [dot] se.
… the blog
This bilingual (mostly Swedish, some English) website and blog serves as an outlet for writing about a variety of topics that interest me, but with a clear focus on two main areas. The first is my own field of research, which can roughly be described as 18th century Linnaean travel in a global history of science context. The second is the hard-to-define but fascinating set of questions, opportunities and challenges that arise at the intersection between humanities scholarship (including teaching), digital technology and social media. Most of my writings in the latter direction, however, can be found in the web-based book ”Historia i en digital värld” [History in a digital world], which is an introduction to Digital History I co-wrote with Finnish historian Jessica Parland-von Essen and about a dozen other colleagues in 2013–2014.
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