PhD in Book History. MA in Art History, Lund University and MSc in Conservation (painting, paper, photographs), University of Gothenburg.
In my dissertation thesis on botanical illustrations, I combine my interests in art history, visual studies, materials and techniques, book history and history of science. I investigate how botanists have used images to communicate and inform, and how these images have been created based on the given conditions in a certain era: botanical science, pedagogical ideals, image conventions, materials, printing techniques and book markets.
I study the publication of Botany Professor Carl Lindman’s ’Bilder ur Nordens flora (1901-1905)’, which was in some respects a new edition of J. W. Palmstruch’s ’Svensk botanik (1802-1843)’, which in turn built on a number of international Floras.
I teach on various courses on subjects including scientific illustration, graphic techniques and conservation issues.
*” 'To be printed without contour': On the Transferring of Botanical Illustrations from Engraving to Lithography”, SHARP 2011, The Book in Art & Science, Washington DC, 14-17 July 2011.
*”The Turk and the Clam – Gunnar Jarring at Lund University Library”, Gunnar Jarring 1907-2002. A Symposium in Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Gunnar Jarring, 12 October 2007, Kungl. Vitterhetsakademien, Stockholm. Co-organizers: Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul.
*“Gunnar Jarring – his Eastern Turkestan manuscripts and personal papers”, Gunnar Jarring – Languages and Diplomacy, minnesdag arrangerad av Lunds universitetshistoriska sällskap, Centrum för Mellanösternstudier och Utrikespolitiska föreningen, Lund, 11 oktober 2007.
*“Preservation of the diaries from Andrée’s North Pole Expedition”, The Institute of Paper Conservation Fifth International Conference, Edinburgh 26-29 July 2006.
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