The Department for the History of Science and Ideas is Sweden’s largest centre for study within this field and is internationally renowned for its research. There are currently over forty academics, researchers and visiting scholars attached to the Department, including 15 doctoral students.
The Research Seminar forms a central part of the Department's research culture. This includes both weekly work-in-progress seminars dealing with ongoing projects, and invited guest speakers who present current research. The Department regularly hosts national and international workshops and conferences, and initiate various other forms of collaboration. The Office for History of Science is a specialized research unit connected to the Hans Rausing Chair in the History of Science. Under the page Research Areas, you will find areas in which the department's research staff has particularly strong competence.
Closely connected to the department is the Swedish History of Science and Ideas Society. At it's annual meetings the Society awards, since 1984, the Johan Nordström and Sten Lindroth Prize.