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Johan Kärnfelt

Senior lecturer

Johan Kärnfelt
Senior lecturer
History of Ideas and Science
johan.karnfelt@lir.gu.se
+46 31 786 4526

Room number: H314
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 7 , 412 55 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: Lundgrensgatan 1B , 412 56 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, Gothenburg University.

Kärnfelt’s research has been done at the cross section between on the one hand the History of Science tradition, especially History of Astronomy, and on the other Science Communication Studies and Public Understanding of Science. His focus has been mainly on the 19th and 20th centuries and on Swedish material. He has done a number of major studies in this area, most recently on the public appropriation of astronomy.

Current research activities

Kärnfelt is, together with Gustav Holmberg, Lund University, currently working on a research project on the history of Swedish amateur astronomy (funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond). The main aim of the project is to study how the introduction of different instrument and information technologies has changed the circulatory practices within the amateur community and at the same time reformulated the relation between professional astronomers, amateurs and the general public. The project started January 2012 and will run for three years. A project blog (in Swedish) can be found here: www.amatorastronomi.wordpress.com.

Kärnfelt is associated with the research network The University of Gothenburg Learning and Media Technology Studio (LETStudio). During the fall 2011 he did a piloting study funded by the studio and in preparation for the aforementioned project. The result has recently been published (2013).

From January 2013 Kärnfelt has been engaged at the Center for History of Science, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, to coordinate a larger research programme within the history of science. The programme is funded by Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg foundation. It will engage a large number of Swedish scholars and aims at consolidating and to help develop the professional community of Swedish historians of science. The research project involved concerns the history of Swedish science in the modern era (the 18th to 20th centuries) and will focus on the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Kärnfelt serve as coordinator for the programme, and will do some research in connection to it. He is also editor for the recently launched programme blog: www.vetenskapshistoria.wordpress.com

Teaching and administration

As lecturer in History of Ideas Kärnfelt, is specialized towards the history of science, and has taught on all academic levels. Between 2007 and 2009 he served as director of studies at The Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion. He has also served as IT-coordinator for the Faculty of Arts between 2009 and 2012.

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.

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, Lund, Nordic Academic Press, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in 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

Tabbys stjärna spökar igen
Johan Kärnfelt
Populär astronomi (webbupplagan), Other 2017
Other

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2006

Idéhistorikern som nybörjare?
Johan Kärnfelt
Göteborg, Göteborg University, Edited book 2006
Edited book

I skuggan av samtiden
Johan Kärnfelt
Göteborg, Göteborg University, Edited book 2006
Edited book

2005

2004

Recension av "Stjärnfall: Om SF"
Johan Kärnfelt
Nättidningen Alba, Book review 2004
Book review

2002

Om utopier: En vänbok till Nils Eriksson
Johan Kärnfelt, Sven-Eric Liedman
Göteborg, Göteborg University, Edited book 2002
Edited book

2001

Om att skriva populärt
Johan Kärnfelt
Tvärsnitt, Magazine article 2001
Magazine article

2000

Mellan nytta och nöje: Ett bidrag till populärvetenskapens historia i Sverige
Johan Kärnfelt
University of Gothenburg, Doctoral thesis 2000
Doctoral thesis

Mellan nytta och nöje: Ett bidrag till populärvetenskapens historia i Sverige
Johan Kärnfelt
Brutus Östlings bokförlag Symposion, Stockholm/Stehag, Book 2000
Book

1998

Tidskriftsvisioner: Om populärvetenskapens tidskrifter
Kaj Johansson, Johan Kärnfelt
Press på biblioteket! Tidskrift om tidningar och tidskrifter, Magazine article 1998
Magazine article

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