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Kenneth Nyberg

Senior lecturer

Kenneth Nyberg
Senior lecturer
kenneth.nyberg@gu.se
+46 31 786 4509

Room number: 1423
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86, plan 4 , 41261 Göteborg


Department of Historical Studies (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.historiskastudier.gu.se
historia@gu.se
Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86 , 412 61 Göteborg

About Kenneth Nyberg

Introduction

Born in 1971, PhD in History from the University of Gothenburg in 2001 and research fellow at Uppsala University from 2002–2005. Appointed Senior Lecturer in history at the University of Gothenburg in 2008 and Reader in 2010. After serving as the Chair of the University's Board of Teacher Education (2010–2011) and conducting a major research project (2011–2014), I am now mainly engaged in teaching and course development with an emphasis on online education, blended learning and digital humanities.

Research

In my doctoral dissertation, Bilder av Mittens rike (“Images of the Middle Kingdom”, 2001), I examine continuity and change in the descriptions of China found in Swedish travel accounts between 1749 and 1912. Since then, I have mainly worked and published on 18th century Natural History expeditions, especially the long voyages undertaken by the 'disciples' of the Swedish naturalist, Carl Linnaeus. On these and related subjects, I have written several articles and, with Hanna Hodacs, the book Naturalhistoria på resande fot (“Natural History on the Move”, 2007). I have also published an annotated catalogue of Pehr Löfling's “Letter-Book” in the Archives of the Real Jardín Botánico in Madrid (2008).

At the end of 2014, I concluded a three-year research project called "Pehr Löfling and the globalization of knowledge, 1729–1756", which was funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. As part of the project, I studied the life and work of one Linnaean disciple who travelled to Spain and present-day Venezuela before he died from a fever, probably malaria, at a young age. A summary of the project, which was also part of a larger research collaboration with the Spanish historian Manuel Lucena Giraldo, can be found here. While I am currently evaluating where to go next in my research, my interests continue to be focused on Sweden’s global history in the early modern era, especially the role that scientific travel and the social practices associated with it played in that history.

On my personal website, Tidens skiften (http://kennethnyberg.org), and the Pehr Löfling project site (http://pehrlofling.wordpress.com), more information can be found about my research. Finally, my interest in the emerging fields of digital history and digital humanities (DH) has led to me being one of the lead co-authors, together with Finnish historian Jessica Parland-von Essen, of the web based introductory book, Historia i en digital värld (“History in a digital world”) (http://digihist.se). Some of my other writings, including my dissertation and the catalogue of Pehr Löfling’s ”Letter-Book”, are available for download in full-text at http://kennethnyberg.org/fulltext/.

Latest publications

Lives of useful curiosity: the global legacy of Pehr Löfling in the long eighteenth century.
Kenneth Nyberg, Manuel Lucena Giraldo
Hanna Hodacs, Kenneth Nyberg and Stéphane Van Damme (eds.), Linnaeus, natural history and the circulation of knowledge, Oxford, Voltaire Foundation, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Introduction: de-centring and re-centring Linnaeus
Hanna Hodacs, Kenneth Nyberg, Stéphane Van Damme
Linnaeus, natural history and the circulation of knowledge / edited by Hanna Hodacs, Kenneth Nyberg and Stéphane Van Damme, Oxford, Voltaire Foundation, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

A World of Distinctions: Pehr Löfling and the Meaning of Difference
Kenneth Nyberg
Magdalena Naum and Fredrik Ekengren (eds.), Facing Otherness in Early Modern Sweden: Travel, Migration and Material Transformations, 1500–1800, Woodbridge, Boydell Press, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Linnaeus, natural history and the circulation of knowledge
Hanna Hodacs, Kenneth Nyberg, Stéphane Van Damme
Oxford, Voltaire Foundation, Edited book 2018
Edited book

Världscirkeln sluts
Kenneth Nyberg
Maria Sjöberg (red.), En samtidig världshistoria, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Linnaeus’s Apostles and the Globalization of Knowledge, 1729–1756
Kenneth Nyberg
Patrick Manning och Daniel Rood (red.), Global Scientific Practice in an Age of Revolutions, 1750–1850, Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

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2018

Lives of useful curiosity: the global legacy of Pehr Löfling in the long eighteenth century.
Kenneth Nyberg, Manuel Lucena Giraldo
Hanna Hodacs, Kenneth Nyberg and Stéphane Van Damme (eds.), Linnaeus, natural history and the circulation of knowledge, Oxford, Voltaire Foundation, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Introduction: de-centring and re-centring Linnaeus
Hanna Hodacs, Kenneth Nyberg, Stéphane Van Damme
Linnaeus, natural history and the circulation of knowledge / edited by Hanna Hodacs, Kenneth Nyberg and Stéphane Van Damme, Oxford, Voltaire Foundation, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

A World of Distinctions: Pehr Löfling and the Meaning of Difference
Kenneth Nyberg
Magdalena Naum and Fredrik Ekengren (eds.), Facing Otherness in Early Modern Sweden: Travel, Migration and Material Transformations, 1500–1800, Woodbridge, Boydell Press, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Linnaeus, natural history and the circulation of knowledge
Hanna Hodacs, Kenneth Nyberg, Stéphane Van Damme
Oxford, Voltaire Foundation, Edited book 2018
Edited book

2017

Världscirkeln sluts
Kenneth Nyberg
Maria Sjöberg (red.), En samtidig världshistoria, Lund, Studentlitteratur, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

2016

Linnaeus’s Apostles and the Globalization of Knowledge, 1729–1756
Kenneth Nyberg
Patrick Manning och Daniel Rood (red.), Global Scientific Practice in an Age of Revolutions, 1750–1850, Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

2015

2014

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