Short CV/Education and training

  • 1992
    BA in the Humanities (History of Ideas, Philosophy, Literature), Stockholm University

  • 2002
    Ph.D in Technology and Social Change, Linköping University

  • 2002 – 2006
    Senior Lecturer at the Undergraduate Programme in Culture, Society, Media Production, Linköping University

  • 2006 – 2010
    Assistant Professor, funded by the Swedish Research Council, at the Department of Literature and History of Ideas, Stockholm University

  • 2011
    Associate Professor in History of Ideas, Stockholm University

  • 2011
    Guest researcher at the Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University

  • 2010 – 2013
    Senior Lecturer in History of Ideas at the Department of Literature and History of Ideas, Stockholm University

  • Since 2014
    Senior Lecturer in History of Science and Ideas at the Department of History of Science and Ideas at Uppsala University

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed articles:

  • The making of a best-selling book on reproduction: Lennart Nilssons A Child Is Born, Bulletin of the History of Medicine (forthcoming, Summer 2015)

  • Colouring the human landscapes: Lennart Nilsson and the spectacular world of scanning electron micrographs, Nuncius: Journal of the Material and Visual History of Science, vol. 29, nr 2, 2014.

  • Media as modern magic: Early x-ray imaging and cinematography in Sweden, Early Popular Visual Culture, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2008.

Books:

  • The bus is the message: Perspectives on mobility, materiality, and modernity, ed. with Lotten Gustafsson Reinius & Ylva Habel, Stockholm: Kungliga biblioteket, 2013; title in trans.

  • History of participatory media: Politics and publics, 1750 – 2000, ed. with Anders Ekström, Frans Lundgren & Per Wisselgren, New York: Routledge, 2011

  • Cultural history of media, ed. with Patrik Lundell & Pelle Snickars, Stockholm: Statens ljud- och bildarkiv, 2008; title in trans.

  • 1897: Media histories and the Stockholm exhibition, ed. with Anders Ekström & Pelle Snickars, Stockholm: Statens ljud- och bildarkiv, 2006; title in trans.

Book chapters:

  • Transdisciplinary variations and strategies: Media history meets history of medicine, Media history in movement, ed. Marie Cronqvist, Patrik Lundell & Pelle Snickars, Lund: Lund University, 2014; title in trans.

  • Televising inner space: Lennart Nilssons early medical documentaries on the interior of the human body, Representational machines: Photography and the production of space, ed. Anna Dahlgren, Dag Petersson & Nina Lager Vestberg, Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2013.

  • The traffic of images: Mobile mass miniature radiography in Sweden, The bus is the message: Perspectives on mobility, materiality, and modernity, ed. Lotten Gustafsson Reinius, Ylva Habel & Solveig Jülich, Stockholm: Kungliga biblioteket, 2013; title in trans.


Selected projects

  • Promoting the contraceptive revolution: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in the age of global overpopulation. Individual project conducted within the research programme Science and modernization in Sweden: An institutional approach to historicizing the knowledge society, funded by Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg foundation and hosted by the Center for the History of Science at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The programme was started in 2013 and will run for five years.

  • In the light of media: Mass x-ray screenings for tuberculosis in Sweden 1940 – 1970. Individual research project funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond from 2011.

  • Scientific research, photojournalism or special effects? Lennart Nilssons visual hybrid practices. Funded by the Swedish Research Council, 2006 – 2010.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the research advisory board of the Tekniska museet (The National Museum of Science and Technology), since 2014

  • Member of the research advisory board of the Nordiska museet (Swedish Cultural History museum), since 2013

  • Member of the research advisory board of the National Library of Sweden, 2009 – 2013

  • Member of four external Ph.D examination committess, 2006 – 2013

  • Faculty Opponent for 2 Ph.D Degrees, 2002, 2007

  • Co-organiser of a number of international and national conferences and workshops

  • Member of the Swedish Research Councils Committee for historical sciences and archaeology, since 2013

  • Member of the national board of ACSIS (Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden), since 2013

  • Member and Stockholm University representative of the steering group for CHE (Stockholm Centre for Healthcare Ethics), a collaboration between medical ethics units at Stockholm University, Karolinska Institutet, and Royal Institute of Technology, 2010 – 2013

  • Member and secretary of the Swedish National Committee for the History of Technology and Science, 2005 – 2011

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