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Swedish History of Ideas

  • 7.5 credits

The course is an introduction to some important ideas and thinkers in Swedish history, from Sweden’s position as a great power in the 17th century until the Welfare state in the 20th century. Included are such topics as Linneaus, Swedish conceptions of nature and Strindberg.

The course is designed to provide an initial orientation of some important themes in Swedish history of ideas from the Early Modern period onwards. 

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The course is based on a series of lectures or seminars addressing those themes, and on preparatory reading.


    Course examination is written and/or oral.


    Autumn 2019

    Andreas Hellerstedt

  • Contact


    Student office
    Mattias Arreborn
    Room: 260
    Phone: 08-674 74 84
    E-mail: expedition.ike@su.se

    Visiting hours: Monday & Thursday  kl. 9.30-11.30 and Thursday kl. 13.30-15.30
    Phone hours:Tuesday-Wednesday kl. 13.30-15.30

    Student Councellor, History of Ideas
    Andreas Hellerstedt
    Phone: 08-674 73 20 
    E-mail: studievagledare@idehist.su.se

    Visiting hours and phone hours: Tuesdays kl. 10.00–13.00

    Director of Studies, History of Ideas
    Thord Silverbark
    Phone: 08-16 14 84
    E-mail: thord.silverbark@idehist.su.se

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