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Johan Kärnfelt

Senior lecturer

Johan Kärnfelt
Senior lecturer , Deputy Head
johan.karnfelt@lir.gu.se
+46 31 786 4526

Room number: J647
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg


Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.lir.gu.se
lir@lir.gu.se
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Johan Kärnfelt

Johan Kärnfelt (b. 1963) is Associate Professor (docent) in History of Ideas and Science and presently working at the Department of Literature, History of Ideas and Religion.

Kärnfelt’s main research interest is the Swedish history of science, in particular it's history of astronomy. His focus has been mainly on the 19th and 20th centuries, and amongst other things he has studies popular science, amatur astronomy, and time standardization. During recent years he has worked on the materialities of science, especially scientific instruments. 

Current research activities

Kärnfelt is presently, and together with Gustav Holmberg, finishing a research project on the history of Swedish amateur astronomy (funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond). In parallell he is preparting for a larger project on the observatories of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science.

Teaching and administration

As lecturer in History of Ideas Kärnfelt, is specialized towards the history of science, and has taught on all academic levels. He has also acted as supervisor for several PhD students. 

Presently he has department assignments as Deputy head of research, as Coordinator of PhD studies, and as IT coordinator. 

Outreach

Since 2010 Kärnfelt is one of several authors producing the web edition of the Swedish Astronomical Society’s journal Populär astronomi (www.popast.nu). He has also been active for many years as a lecturer in more astronomy related settings. During 2019 he acted as editor of the Society's centennial blog (100.astronomiska.se)  

Major publications

Tid för enhetlighet: Astronomerna och standardiseringen av tid i Sverige
Gustav Holmberg, Johan Kärnfelt
Tid för enhetlighet: Astronomerna och standardiseringen av tid i Sverige / Gustav Holmberg & Johan Kärnfelt., Lund, Nordic Academic Press, 2019

Kunskap i rörelse: Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien och skapandet av det moderna samhället
Johan Kärnfelt, Karl Grandin, Solveig Jülich
Göteborg & Stockholm, Makadam, 2018

The Popularization of Astronomy in Early Twentieth-Century: Aims and Motives
Johan Kärnfelt
Popularizing Science and Technology in the European Periphery, 1800–2000 , Farnham, Ashgate, 2009

Latest publications

Tid för enhetlighet: Astronomerna och standardiseringen av tid i Sverige
Gustav Holmberg, Johan Kärnfelt
Tid för enhetlighet: Astronomerna och standardiseringen av tid i Sverige / Gustav Holmberg & Johan Kärnfelt., Lund, Nordic Academic Press, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Knowledge in motion: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the making of modern society
Johan Kärnfelt, karl grandin, solveig jülich
Stockholm, Makadam, Edited book 2018
Edited book

Astronomiskt kartbruk
Johan Kärnfelt
Kunskap i rörelse: Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien och skapandet av det moderna samhället, Göteborg & Stockholm, Makadam, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Ett misslyckat stativ
Johan Kärnfelt
Kunskap i rörelse: Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien och skapandet av det moderna samhället, Göteborg & Stockholm, Makadam, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

B-korrespondens
Johan Kärnfelt
Kunskap i rörelse: Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien och skapandet av det moderna samhället, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Om boken
Johan Kärnfelt
Kunskap i rörelse: Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien och skapandet av det moderna samhället, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Kunskap i rörelse: Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien och skapandet av det moderna samhället
Johan Kärnfelt, Karl Grandin, Solveig Jülich
Göteborg & Stockholm, Makadam, Edited book 2018
Edited book

Marit Sigrid Katarina Kraft-Ahnlund
Johan Kärnfelt
Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon, Göteborg, Göteborgs universitet, Institutionen för historiska studier, Encyclopedia entry 2018
Encyclopedia entry

Solförmörkelselogistik
Johan Kärnfelt
Populär astronomi (webbupplagan), Other 2017
Other

Major publications

Tid för enhetlighet: Astronomerna och standardiseringen av tid i Sverige
Gustav Holmberg, Johan Kärnfelt
Tid för enhetlighet: Astronomerna och standardiseringen av tid i Sverige / Gustav Holmberg & Johan Kärnfelt., Lund, Nordic Academic Press, 2019

Kunskap i rörelse: Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien och skapandet av det moderna samhället
Johan Kärnfelt, Karl Grandin, Solveig Jülich
Göteborg & Stockholm, Makadam, 2018

The Popularization of Astronomy in Early Twentieth-Century: Aims and Motives
Johan Kärnfelt
Popularizing Science and Technology in the European Periphery, 1800–2000 , Farnham, Ashgate, 2009

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2017

Reception and dissemination of American amateur telescope making in Sweden
Johan Kärnfelt
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

Astronomi i fält
Johan Kärnfelt
Humanister i fält: Metoder och möjligheter / editors: Arping, Åsa Ekholm, Christer Leppänen, Leppänen, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

2015

2014

2011

Språket i historien, historien i språket
Henrik Björck, Mats Andrén, Johan Kärnfelt, Cecilia Rosengren
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Edited book 2011
Edited book

2010

Drömmar. En vänbok till Ingemar Nilsson
Mats Andrén, Henrik Björck, Johan Kärnfelt, Cecilia Rosengren
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Edited book 2010
Edited book

2009

I stjärnans skugga
Johan Kärnfelt
Lychnos, Journal article 2009
Journal article

Allt mellan himmel och jord
Johan Kärnfelt
Nättidningen Alba, Magazine article 2009
Magazine article

Strövtåg på himlavalvet, del 2
Johan Kärnfelt
Populär astronomi (popast.nu), Magazine article 2009
Magazine article

Strövtåg på himlavalvet, del 4
Johan Kärnfelt
Populär astronomi (popast.nu), Magazine article 2009
Magazine article

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