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Christer Nordlund

Professor of History of Science and Ideas, and director of Umeå Studies in Science, Technology and Environment. Elected member of Umeå University Board.

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Affiliation
Professor at Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Units: History of Science and Ideas
Location
A, Humanisthuset, HF137 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Christer Nordlund is professor of History of Science and Ideas, studying the cultural, material and intellectual history of science, technology, medicine, and the environment from ca. 1800 onward, mainly in a Scandinavian context. His research has been focused on three subjects: the history of the field sciences, i.e. geology, plant geography, ecology, archaeology and field institutions; the history of endocrinology and the links between life science, medicine and industry; and environmental history, i.e. the co-construction of environmental science, environmental politics, and environmental problems. He has also taken an interest in current science policy and theories of research organization, cooperation and creativity.

Nordlund received his Ph.D. in the History of Science and Ideas at Umeå University in 2001. He was appointed Assistant Professor in 2002, Senior Lecturer in 2004, Associate Professor in 2005, and Professor in 2010. He was associated with the Swedish Research Council in 2002; was a Visiting Rausing Scholar at the Office for History of Science, Uppsala University in 2003; a Visiting STINT scholar at the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, and a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, in 2004; a Visiting Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) in Uppsala in 2007 and 2011; and a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin 2010–2011. He was "Torgny Segerstedt Scholar" within the framework of the research program Pro Futura Scientia 2007–2014. In 2008, Nordlund was awarded a "Young Researcher Award" from Umeå University.

At the Faculty of Arts, Nordlund is responsible for coordinating the multidisciplinary research field Umeå Studies in Science, Technology and Environment (USSTE). He has directed two interdisciplinary research projects, one on the history of bio fuels called "The Fuel of the Future" (Formas) and one on the history of forestry and forest science, which was part of the research program "Future Forests" (Mistra). Currently, he is directing a project on Crispr/CAs9. Nordlund is also Head of research, History of Science and Ideas, member (elected teacher representative) of Umeå University Board, and member of Steering Group for Innovation Office North.

Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; Member of the Royal Skyttean Society; member of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) board; member of Advisory Board for Center for History of Science, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; member of International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences (INHIGEO); member of Editorial Board of the year book Lychnos; Life Member of Clare Hall college in Cambridge. Former member of the Young Academy of Sweden.

Nordlund is frequently engaged in review work for national and international universities, research funding bodies, and journals.

2019
Dagens Nyheter
Adman, Per; Bergquist, Ann-Kristin; Bonnedahl, Karl Johan; et al.
2019
Women in their element: selected women's contributions to the periodic system, Singapore: World Scientific 2019 : 134-144
Espmark, Kristina; Nordlund, Christer
2019
Serie Akademi
Nordlund, Christer
2019
Västerbottens-Kuriren : 22-23
Nordlund, Christer
2019
OKNYTT. Tidskrift för Johan Nordlander-sällskapet, Umeå: Johan Nordlander-sällskapet 2019, (1-2) : 44-61
Nordlund, Christer; Sörlin, Sverker
2018
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, Vol. 27 : 311-317
Nordlund, Christer
2018
Kunskap i rörelse: Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien och skapandet av det moderna samhället, Göteborg & Stockholm: Makadam Förlag 2018 : 532-537
Nordlund, Christer
2018
Kunskap i rörelse: Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien och skapandet av det moderna samhället, Göteborg & Malmö: Makadam Förlag 2018 : 513-518
Nordlund, Christer
2018
Kunskap i rörelse: Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien och skapandet av det moderna samhället, Göteborg & Stockholm: Makadam Förlag 2018 : 582-587
Nordlund, Christer
2018
Från King Alfred till grangenomet: 50 år av växtforskning i Umeå 1967–2017, Umeå: Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet 2018 : 9-48
Nordlund, Christer
2018
Västerbottens-Kuriren
Nordlund, Christer
2018
Knowledge in motion: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the making of modern society, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag 2018 : 532-537
Nordlund, Christer
2018
Knowledge in motion: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the making om modern society, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag 2018 : 582-587
Nordlund, Christer
2018
Knowledge in motion: The Royal Swedish Academy and the making of modern society, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag 2018 : 513-518
Nordlund, Christer
2018
Arche: Tidskrift för psykoanalys, humaniora och arkitektur, Göteborg: 2018, (64-65) : 146-159
Nordlund, Christer; Karlsohn, Thomas
2018
Thule: Kungl. Skytteanska samfundets Årsbok 2018, Umeå: Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet 2018 : 161-168
Nordlund, Christer; Sörlin, Sverker
2017
Sagamore Beach, MA: Science History Publications 2017
2017
Understanding field science institutions, Sagamore Beach, MA: Science History Publications Ltd. 2017 : 1-12
Ekerholm, Helena; Grandin, Karl; Nordlund, Christer; et al.
2017
Respons: Recensionstidskrift för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap, (4)
Nordlund, Christer
2016
RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, Vol. 99, (1) : 1-13
Mårald, Erland; Nordlund, Christer
2016
Föreningen Kulturella Perspektiv 2016
2016
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Umeå: Föreningen Kulturella perspektiv 2016, Vol. 25, (1) : 2-7
Nordlund, Christer
2016
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Vol. 25, (1) : 55-56
Nordlund, Christer
2016
Västerbottens-Kuriren
Nordlund, Christer
2016
Horisont (Svenska Österbottens litteraturförening), Vol. 63, (305) : 23-27
Nordlund, Christer
2016
Horisont (Svenska Österbottens litteraturförening), Svenska Österbottens litteraturförening 2016, Vol. 63, (305) : 4-5
Nordlund, Christer
2016
Respons. Recensionstidskrift för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap, (1) : 38-40
Nordlund, Christer
2015
Dagens Nyheter
Allard, Christina; Axelsson, Per; Brännlund, Isabelle; et al.
2015
Journal of Northern Studies, Umeå: Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet 2015, Vol. 9, (2) : 9-36
Lång, Henrik; Mårald, Erland; Nordlund, Christer
2015
Genres of scholarly knowledge production
Nordlund, Christer
2015
Västerbottenskuriren
Nordlund, Christer
2015
Västerbottens-Kuriren
Nordlund, Christer
2015
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Umeå: Umeå universitet 2015, Vol. 24, (1) : 50-60
Nordlund, Christer
2015
Value practices in the life sciences and medicine, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2015 : 49-70
Nordlund, Christer
2015
Västerbottens-Kuriren
Nordlund, Christer
2015
Vägar till vetenskapen: Sveriges unga akademi om att bli och vara forskare, Stockholm: Santérus Förlag 2015 : 225-241
Nordlund, Christer
2014
Historisk Tidskrift för Finland, Helsingfors: Historisk tidskrift för Finland 2014, Vol. 99, (2) : 147-190
Ahl-Waris, Eva; Nordlund, Christer
2014
Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag 2014
Egan Sjölander, Annika; Ekerholm, Helena; Eklöf, Jenny; et al.
2014
Västerbottens-Kuriren
Nordlund, Christer
2014
Earth Sciences History, History of the Earth Sciences Society 2014, Vol. 33, (2) : 187-200
Nordlund, Christer
2014
Thule: Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundets Årsbok 2014, Umeå: Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet 2014 : 149-159
Nordlund, Christer; Granéli, Annette
2013
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Umeå: Föreningen Kulturella Perspektiv vid Umeå universitet 2013, (1) : 49-51
Eklöf, Jenny; Nordlund, Christer
2013
History & Technology, Routledge 2013, Vol. 29, (1) : 33-53
Hultman, Martin; Nordlund, Christer
2013
Vägar till vetenskapen: Sveriges unga akademi om att bli och vara forskare, Stockholm: Santérus Förlag 2013 : 225-241
Nordlund, Christer
2013
Västerbottens-Kuriren
Nordlund, Christer
2013
Västerbottens-Kuriren
Nordlund, Christer

Research projects

1 July 2007 until 31 December 2010
1 January 2007 until 31 December 2014