Laura Skouvig

Laura Skouvig

Associate Professor

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    My research field is information history though my interest broadly speaking relate to other fields within cultural and social history. Though I started within the field of library history I'm now interested in a hodgepodge characterized by book history, media history, communcation history but adressing the informational aspects. By this I mean that my key focus is how information has been understood, used, dispersed, organized, disciplined etc. in different periods and how the concept of information has changed too.

    Primary fields of research

    • Information history and the history of the information society
    • History and theory of surveillance
    • History of Knowledge
    • Book and library history



    Selected publications

    1. Published

      Histories of Surveillance from Antiquity to the Digital Era: The Eyes and Ears of Power

      Marklund, Andreas (ed.) & Skouvig, Laura (ed.), 28 Jul 2021, Abingdon: Routledge. 212 p.

      Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

    2. Published

      Exploring ideologies of information

      Skouvig, Laura, 2022, In: Itinera: Beiheft zur Schweizerischen Zeitschrift für Geschichte. 49, p. 18-39 21 p., 1.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    3. Published

      Developing the History of Knowledge: The Raw and the Cooked

      Skouvig, Laura, 8 Apr 2020

      Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommunication

    Selected activities

    1. Information History: How, what, where and why?

      Skouvig, Laura (Organizer)

      18 May 2021

      Activity: Participating in an event - typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    2. The Eyes and Ears of Power. Surveillance, History and Privacy.

      Skouvig, Laura (Organizer), Stevnsborg, Henrik (Organizer) & Marklund, A. (Organizer)

      13 Sep 201814 Sep 2018

      Activity: Participating in an event - typesOrganisation of and participation in conference

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