Thinking Enlightenment – The Life and Work of Peter Forsskål. A Symposium in Honour of Carl Gustaf Spangenberg

  • Date: –12:00
  • Location: Zoom
  • Organiser: Uppsala Forum för Demokrati, Fred och Rättvisa
  • Contact person: Mattias Vesterlund
  • Seminarium

Event will be recorded and uploaded to Uppsala Forums Website.

Event held on Zoom:

A half-day symposium will take place on December 2, 10-12 on the historical figure and researcher Peter Forsskål. It is organised in honour of the late Carl Gustaf Spangenberg, a long-time Uppsala-based scholar and expert on the Enlightenment who facilitated the institution of the Forsskål Symposium that the Uppsala Forum organizes annually as one of Uppsala university honorary lectures. Spangenberg’s research interests centred on the Enlightenment and particularly on Peter Forsskål. The symposium is a step in the direction of spreading knowledge about Forsskål’s endeavour as a central figure in the Enlightenment in Sweden. The video that will be uploaded to the Uppsala Forum Website will include: Opening address by Anders Backlund (Uppsala), adviser to the Vice-Chancellor on Internationalisation; an opening address on Carl Gustaf Spangenberg by Anna Jonsson Cornell (Uppsala), Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law and former Director of Uppsala Forum for Democracy; A lecture by Marie-Christine Skuncke (Uppsala), Prof. em. of Literature, expert on Swedish Enlightenment; and a dialouge between her and David Goldberg (Caledonian University Glasgow & Queen Mary College), Director of The Peter Forsskål Project