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Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

Affiliated staff

Alan Zayed, research student

Old Testament exegesis, researching the origins of the concept of the divine council, as documented in the Hebrew Bible and ANE records, and its influence on the rise of Monotheism in early Israel.

Anna Sténs, other position
Björn Olsson, other position
Finn Arne Jörgensen, other position

Finn Arne Jørgensen was assistant professor of history of technology and environment from 2010-2014, and associate professor of the same field from 2014-2017. He is at present Professor of environmental history at University of Stavanger, Norway, but remains employed in a 20% position at Umeå University for two externally funded research grants, Digital Models and Experiencing Nature in the Digital Age.

Gunnar Andersson, professor emeritus
Hanna Vikström, other position

I am a post-doc interested in resource history, specifically studying global resource flows and how trade relations have been negotiated.


Ingvar Johansson, professor emeritus

For presentation and publications, see my home page:

Jonas Liliequist, professor emeritus

Professor emeritus of history

Karin Viklund, professor emerita
Kerstin Thörn, other position
Kjell Jonsson, professor emeritus
Martin Edman, professor emeritus
Per Håkan Ramqvist, professor emeritus
Peter Bennesved, other position

Peter Bennesved is a historian of science and ideas. Bennesved's researh interest concern the history of civil defense during the twentieth-century from a history of technology-perspective.

Petra Green, research student
Roger Engelmark, professor emeritus
Sten Lindström, professor emeritus
Tom Ericsson, professor emeritus
Åsa Bergenheim, professor emerita