1976

“The Natural Science Study Programme”. Talk at conference Project Orientation in Higher Education”, Bremen, Germany, March 23-26, 1976.

1982

“Informationssamfundet: en kundskabsteoretisk model [The information society: an epistemological model]. Lecture at Department for Social Economics and Planning, Roskilde University, 20 January 1982.

“Synecology and Macrosociology: Utopias of a Technocratic Elite”. Talk at conference XX, Board of Swedish Research Councils, Sånga-Säby, Sweden, May 24-25, 1982.

1983

“Den nye klasse: strukturteori og hverdagsforstå¬else” [The New Class: Structural Theory or Everyday Understanding], MS to conference “Informatik og hverdagsliv” [Information Science and Everyday Life], Danish Social Science Research Council, Hundested, Denmark, February 24-25, 1983.

“Maktspråk eller språkmakt” [Power Language or Language Power], MS to conference “Språket och den nya tekniken” [Language and the New Technology], Board of Swedish Research Councils, Stockholm, Sweden, June 1, 1983.

1984

“Kunskapssociologiska aspekter på informationssam¬hället” [Epistemological Aspects of the Information Society], MS to conference “Kundskab og informa¬tions¬tekno¬logi” [Knowledge and Information Technology], Danish Social Science Research Council, Middelfart, Danmark, May 28-30, 1984. (with J.Hermann)

“The Microfoundation of the Intelligentsia Concept: A Possible Basis for a Research Program”, MS to conference “Intellectuals, Universities and the State”, Swedish Board of Universities, Fiskebäcks¬kil, Sweden, January 12-15, 1984.

“Conflict Structure of the Knowledge- and Information Society”, MS to Sociology of Science Yearbook’s conference The Impact of Scientific Knowledge on Social Struc¬ture”, Darmstadt, Germany, November 22-24, 1984.

“Conflict Structure of the Information Society”, MS to conference Communication Between People in Compute¬rized Society”, Göteborg, Sweden, December 6-7, 1984.

1985

 “Det nya kontoret”, föredrag vid konfernes Data, Kontor, Miljö, Stockholm 2/10 1985.

“När ekologin kom till Sverige: fältforskare och experimentalister” [When Ecology Came to Sweden: Field Researchers and Experimentalists], MS to Nordiska idé- og vetenskapshistorikermötet [Meeting of Nordic Historians of Ideas and Science], Oslo, Norway, October 11-13, 1985.

“Tillgången till information i informationssamhället”, föredrag vid Privattjänstemannakartellens kon­ferens “Informationssamhäl­let”, Stockholm 28/11 1985.

1986

“Telekommunikationen i samhället”. Lecture at conference organized by Televerkets planeringssektion för inlandsnätet, Hotell Skogshöjd, Söder­tälje, 16/9 1986.

1987

“Kognitivitens gränser” [Limits to Cognition], MS to Guest Lecture at Dept of Computer and Systems Science, Copenhagen Busniess School, Denmark, February 24, 1987.

“Kunskapssamhället” [The Knowledge Society], MS to Guest Lecture at Research Policy Institute, University of Lund, Sweden, October 1, 1987.
“Det globala informationssamhället” [The Global Information Society], MS to Guest Lecture at Center for Cross Disciplinary Science, University of Göteborg, Sweden, January 23, 1987.

“Vetenskap som nytta, sanning, spel, lek och självförverkligande” [Science as Utility, Truth, Game, Play and Edification], MS to Guest Lecture, Research Dept, Swedish Board of Nature Conservation, December 4, 1987.

1988

“Kunskap är ett smittsamt virus” [Knowledge is a Contagious Virus], MS to Guest Lecture, Center for Cross Disciplinary Science, University of Umeå, Sweden, May 17, 1988.

“Constructivism, the Power of Intellectuals, and the Art of Biography”, MS to The Gordon Research Conference in Cyber¬netics, Oxnard, California, January, 18-22, 1988.

“Forholdet mellem viden og magt i fremtidens informationssamfund” [Relation Between Knowledge and Power in the Information Society], MS to Guest Lecture, Aalborg University, Denmark, September 28, 1988.

“New Information Technologies and the Quest for A New View of the Global Society”, MS to conference Telecommunications in Society”, Symposium at Swedish Telecom, Kalmar, Sweden, June 20, 1988.

1989

“Autobiography and Heterobiography; A Comparison of Versions of the Life Course of a Nobel Laureate”, MS to guest lecture at Center for Biographical Research, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, September 13, 1989.

“Om det biografiska tolkningsföreträdet” [On Biographical Interpretation Primacy], MS to guest lecture at Dept of History of Ideas and Learning, University of Uppsala November 2, 1989.

“Myten om Homo cogitans; den kropslige refleksivitet og dekonstruktionen af vidensmagten” [The Myth of Homo Cogitans, Bodily Reflectivity and the Deconstruction of Knowledge Power], MS to guest lecture at Department for Informatics and Economy Planning, Copenhagen Business School, November 8, 1989.

“Kan vi lära av historien?” [Can We Learn from History?], MS to conference Ekologi: vetenskap, ideologi och samhällsutveckling [Ecology: Science, Ideology and Social Development], University of Lund, March 14-15, 1989.

1990

“What is the new environmental history?”. Lecture at Colloquium on Environmental History, University of Ottawa, 9 March 1990.

“Är miljöproblemen vetenskapligt konstruerade?” [Are the environmental problems scientifically constructed?]”. Lecture at Department of Social Science, University of Karlstad, 2 April 1990.

“Writing letters to your friends or telling your story to the tape recorder: on the interaction of written and oral records in biographical identity construction”. Talk at conference The Letter Genre, Humanities Research Center, University of Copenhagen, 17-18 May 1990.

“Instruktion eller selektion; analogin mellan epistemologin och immunsystemet [Instruction or selection: analogies between epistemology and the immune system]”. Talk at seminar on evolutionary epistemology, Department of Communication, Linköping University, 22 May 1990.

“Forska bör man, annars dör man: om vetenskapande som livsvillkor” [About research as a life condition]. Talk at Humanities Day, Gothenburg University 28 October 1990.

“Interaction between science and technology: a biographical approach”. Talk in session “Engineering Scientists or Scientific Engineers?”, conference Technological Development and Science in the 19th and 20th Centuries, University of Technology, Eindhoven, 6-9 November 1990.

“The natural selection theory: a metaphorical expression of basic life experiences”. Talk at L’Equipe Recherches Epistemologiques et Historiques sur les Sciences Exactes et les Institutions Scientifiques (REHSEIS), CNRS, Paris, 13 November 1990.

“Metodproblem vid användandet av biografiska intervjuer [Methodological problems in using biographical interviews]. Talk at Tema Kommunikation (Tema K), Linköping University, 22 November 1990.

“Svar till mina 13 kritiker: historiografiska problem vid skrivning av ekologins historia [Answer to my 13 critics: historiographical problems in writing the history of ecology]”. Talk at Tema Teknik och social förändring (Tema T), Linköping University, 22 November 1990.

“En biografi over Niels K. Jerne [A biography of Niels K. Jerne]. Talk at Danish Annual Meeting of History of Science and Philosophy, Risø, 6-7 December 1990.

1991

“Från söndagsnöje till maktfaktor: om ekologins framväxt i Sverige [From Sunday pastime to power]”. Lecture at Faculty of Forestry Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, 14 March 1991.

“A biographical approach to the natural selection theory of antibody formation”. Talk at session “Molecular biology and immunology”, International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, Evanston, Ill., 11 July 1991.

“Realist Versus Rhetorical Approaches to the History of Ecology”. Talk at session on ecology, International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, Evanston, Illinois, 12 July 1991.

“Stämmor som talar och brev som berättar: muntliga och skriftliga källor i vetenskapsbiografin [Voices that speak and letters that tell: oral and written sources in science biography]”. Lecture at Department of History of Ideas and Learning, Lund Universoty, 12 September 1991

“Transformation between narrative levels in biogeaphical inquiry and writing”. Talk at symposium Hermeneutics of Biography, 10th Conference of the International Human Science Research Association, Gothenburg, 18-22 August 1991.

“Existential Projects in Science: Biography and a Post-Social Constructionist Approach to the History of Science”. Talk in session “Methods and resources in history of science”, History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisc., 30 October – 3 November 1991.

1992

“The Origins of the Clonal Selection Theory of Antibody Formation”. Lecture at Program in History of Science, Stanford University, February 7, 1992

“The Origins of the Clonal Selection Theory of Antibody Formation”. Lecture at Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, March 25, 1992

“The Origins of the Clonal Selection Theory of Antibody Formation”. Lecture at Biography Seminar, Center for Studies of Women and Gender, Stanford University, April 2, 1992.

“Science Biography versus History of Science”. Lecture at 7th Course of the International School of Biological Sciences: History of Immunological Thought and of Discoveries in Immunology, Stazione Zoologica di Napoli, Ischia, Italy, 22 June 1992.

“The Passions of the Scientist: Towards An Existential Approach to Science Biography. Presentation in session “The Scientist as Subject”, 2nd British-North American History of Science Conference, Toronto 28 July 1992.

“Existential Projects in Science”. Presentation at session “The Biographical Turn in Science Studies”, Joint meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science and European Association for Studies of Science and Technology, Gothenburg, 13 August 1992.

“Kierkegaard in the Life Sciences: The Case of Niels K. Jerne and Immunlogy”. Presentation at session “Kierkagaard: A European Thinker”, Conference on European Integration and the European Mind, Aalborg University, 24 August 1992.

“Vad är vetenskapskritik? [What is Science Criticism?]”. Lecture to Svenska föreningen för vetenskapsjournalistik, Stockholm, 29 October 1992.

“Attendance at Scientific Meetings as an Indicator of the Structure and Dynamics of a Life Science — the Case of Post-War Immunology”. Presentation at History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 27-30 December 1992.

“Vetenskapliga möten — en försummad aspekt av vetenskapsstudier” [Scientific meetings; a neglected aspect of science studies]. Lecture, Center for Science Studies, Universoty of Gothenburg, 16 December 1992.

“Forskarbiografin — en fristad för passionerna i vetenskapen [Scientific Biography; A Shelter for the Passions in Science Studies]” Lecture, Department of History of Ideas, Umeå University, 17 December 1992.

“Biography or Case Study?”, Lecture, Department of Informatics, Umeå Universoty, 17 December 1992.

1993

“Biographical Experiments; Using the Contradiction Between Autobiograhical Stories and the Archival Record as a Resource in Biographical Studies”, MS till lecture in session Biographies, Biologists and the History of Biology, International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, Brandeis University, Waltham,. MA 15-18 juli 1993.

“Kan Kierkegaard lära oss något om forskningens villkår?”. Talk at the Humanist Day, Gothenburg University, 17 October 1993.

“Hvem deltager i vilken konference? En ny prosopografisk metode for kortlægning af den nutidige videnskabshistorie”. Talk at Annual Meeting of the Danish National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science, Aarhus, 19 November 1993.

1994

“Konsten att skriva miljö/ekologihistoria: En historiografisk diskussion om unga vetenskaper” [The art of writing environmental history/history of ecology: a historiographical discussion about young sciences]”. Lecture at postgraduate course “Människan och naturen ur ett idéhistoriskt perspektiv”. Department of Philosophy, 7 March 1994.

“The biographical subject in the history of recent science: social construction or existential ‘Du’?”. Lecture at Office of History of Science and Technology colloquium series, UC Berkeley, 25 April 1994.

“En paradox i vetenskapshistorien [A paradox in the history of science]”. Lecture at 9:e Nordiska symposiet i idé- och vetenskapshistoria, Stockholm, 18 August 1994.

“Biography in History of Science: Between Hermeneutics of Suspicion and Hermeneutics of Edification”. Lecture in session “Scientific biography and social history of science: strange bedfellows or significant others”, History of Science Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 13-16 October 1994.

”Mellan ’hiin enkelte’ och strukturen: att skriva immunologins nutidshistoria” [Between the individual and the structure: writing the contemporary history of immunology]. Lecture at Vetenskapahistoriska dagar, Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien, Stockholm, 28 October 1994.

“Mellan existens och kultur: forskerbiografin som en krumtap i undervisningen i videnskabshistorie” [Between existence and culture: scientific biography as a hub in teaching the history of science]. Lecture at conference “At undervise i videnskabshistorie” (Teaching the history of science), Roskilde University, 16-17 November 1994.

“Tre recept för en bättre vetenskapsjournalistik”. Lecture at seminar Vetenskapsvärlden som 90-talets nyhetsmaskin, Uppsala, 9 December 1994.

1995

“Scientific Biography Between Hermeneutics of Suspicion and Hermeneutics of Edification”, Invited Guest Lecture at Department for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Manchester University; Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds; Department of History, University of Lancaster; and Department of History of Science, Cambridge University, March 6-10, 1995.

“Genlyd af romantik: Niels K. Jerne og selektionsteorin for antistofdannelse” [Reverberations of romanticism: Niels K. Jerne and the selection theory of antibody formatoin], MS to Invited Lecture at the Annual Meeting of Dansk Immunologisk Selskab [Danish Immunological Society], April 6, 1995.

“The Passions of the Scientist: An Existential Approach to Science Biography”, MS to Invited Lecture at the British Society for the History of Science Annual Meeting “Writing Scientific Biographies”, King’s College, London, June 3, 1995.

“Historiographical Problems in Writing Recent Technoscience”, MS to Guest Lecture, Institut für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Techniek und Medizin, Universität Hamburg, Germany, June 12, 1995.

“Conversational and Idiotypic Networks: The Romantic Foundations of European Immunology in the 1970s”, MS to paper at the 5th Biennal Meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, Leuven, Belgium, July 19-23, 1995.

1996

“Biograpy as a Therapy of Scientific Desire: a Neo-Hellenistic Approach to Science Studies”. Paper for  session “Biography at the Cross-Roads: Towards a Biographical Turn in the History of Science”, British-North-American History of Science Societies Joint Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 1996.

“Biografien som medicinhistorisk genre” [Biography as a Genre in Medical History]. Invited lecture for Nordic Conference on Humanistic Health Research, University of Oslo, May 1996.

1997

“Videnskabernes nutidshistorie”, Institut for de Eksakte Videnskabers Historie, Aarhus Universitet, den 20. januar 1997.

“Till läsesalskulturens försvar” [A defense of the reading room culture]”. Presentation at conference ”Det undervisende bibliotek”, Roskilde University Library 25th Anniversary Meeting, 29 April 1997.

“Det själlösa jagandet efter kreativiteten”, Jubileumsseminar om Forskning, Kretivitet, formidling, Kommunikationsuddannelsen, Roskilde Universitetscenter, den 19.-20. marts 1997.

“Den existentiella forskarbiografin”, Kungl. Vitterhets-, Historie och Antikvitetsakademin, Stockholm, den 12.-13. maj 1997.

“Forskerbiografi og vitenskabshistorie”, VIT&VOK-seminaret, Det Humanistiske Fakultet, Universitetet i Trondheim, den 9. juni 1997.

“Fear and anxiety in scientific practice”. Talk at one-day symposium “Passion in Art, Passion in Science”, Roskilde University, 19 November 1997. Link to pdf of manuscript.

“Vetenskapernas Köpenhamn” [Copenhagen science]. Lecture at Department of History of Science, Uppsala University, 17 December 1997.

“Det vetenskapliga livet mellan misstänksamhetens och uppbyggelsens hermeneutik”, Historiska Institutionen, Uppsala Universitet, den 17. december 1997.

“Att skriva biografi över en nutida intellektuell: metodiska och teoretiska problem”, gæsteforelæsning ved Historiska institutionen, Uppsala Universitet, 17. december 1997.

1998

“Den eksistentielle forskerbiografi”, foredrag ved Historisk Samfund, København, 25. marts 1998.

“Videnskabshistoriske tilgange til medicinhistorien”, foredrag ved ph.d.-kursus “Patienter, lægeprofesssion og samfund”, Institut for Folkesundshedsvidenskab, Københavns Universitet, 20. april 1998.

“Biografien: historieskrivning, romanerstatning eller opbyggelseslitteratur”, foredrag ved Danmarks Biblioteksskole, København, 29. april 1998.

“Hvad er videnskabsstudier?”, foredrag ved Musikvidenskabelig Institut, Københavns Universitet, 29. april 1998.

“Forskerbiografien som genre”, oplæg ved ph.d.-seminar “De videnskabelige mentaliteters historie”, RUC, 11.-14. maj 1998.

“Underholdning, moralsk opbyggelse eller videnskab: biografiens komplicerede forhold til historiefagene”, oplæg ved SHF’s netværk for historieteori og historiografi, KU, 7. februar 1998.

“Scientific biography and the popularization of science”, foredrag ved konference “Forskning om popularisering av vetenskap och forskningsinformation”, Centrum för Medieforskning, Högskolan i Halmstad, 8. maj 1998.

“Immunologists as moral beings”, foredrag ved konference “Immunology: historical issues and contemporary debates”, Musée Claude Bernard, Saint-Julien-en-Beaujolais, 4-5. juni 1998.

“På grænsefladen mellem legende kreativitet og eksperimentel discipline: den danske biologi Niels K. Jernes vej til Nobelprisen”, foredrag ved DGI’s forskningsudvalgs konference “Videnskabelig forskning og kunstnerisk skaben”, København, 1. oktober 1998.

“Biografin och nutidshistorien”, foredrag ved konference “Efterkrigstidens idéhistoria”, Stockholms Universitet, 23-25. oktober 1998.

“Helgenbiografi og forskerbiografi”, foredrag ved Forum Teologi Naturvidenskab, Aarhus Universitet, 9. december 1998.

“Forskarbiografien som idéhistorisk genre”, seminaroplæg ved Institutionen för Kulturvetenskap, Lunds Universitet, 2. december 1998.

1999

“Scientific biography: a genre history”, foredrag ved konference “Between the history of science and the history of ideas”, Oulu University, 25. september 1999.

“Forskerbiografien som eksemplarisk forskningsetik”, foredrag ved Nationalkommiteen for Videnskabshistorie og Videnskabsfilosofis årsmøde, RUC, 4. december 1999.

“Videnskabelige, eksistentielle og etiske problemer i Jerne-biografien”, foredrag ved Institut for medicinsk mikrobiologi og immunologi, Århus Universitet, 8. december 1999.

“Nutidsbiografi och nutidsetik”, foredrag ved konference “Levnadsloppsforskning och berättelsemetoder”, Karolinska Sjukhuset, Stockholm, 12. november 1999.

2000

“Forskerbiografi”, foredrag ved Forum for tværvidenskabelig medicinhistorisk forskning, KU, 14. januar 2000

“Collecting in the perspective of a historiography of recent science, technology and medicine”, foredrag ved konference “Symposium on collecting modern medical objects”, Boerhaave Museum, Leiden, 9-11. marts 2000.

“Writing the life of a living scientist: ethical problems”, seminaroplæg ved Cabinet of Natural History, Cambridge University, 13. marts 2000.

“Visioner om forskning og undervisning i medicinens historie i Danmark”, foredrag ved Jysk Medicinhistorisk Selskab, Århus, 2. maj 2000

“Medicinhistoriens fremtid: i krydsfeltet mellem historieteori, patienter og højteknologisk lægegerning”, tiltrædelsesforelæsning ved Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, 4. maj 2000.

“Medicinhistorie og ‘filosofikum’”, oplæg ved forskningsdag om medicinhistorie, Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab, KU, 23. maj 2000.

“Scientific biography as a (the most pervasive) genre for the public understanding of science in modernity”, foredrag ved konference “Science sommunication, education and the history of science”, Royal Society, London, 12-13. juli 2000.

“Medicinhistorie og sygeplejehistorie: to søskende på en sejlads mellem historisk distance og professionel nidkærhed”, foredrag ved Dansk Sygeplejehistorisk Selskab, 19. september 2000

“Neurology à la Plutarch”, seminaroplæg ved “Focused workshop on analytical problems in the history of neurosciences”, Fifth Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies, København, 17. oktober 2000.

“Scientific biography as a genre in medical history”, The Egill Snorrason Lecture 2000, Icelandic Medical History Association, 28. oktober 2000.

“Aktuelle perspektiver i medicinsk-historisk forskning”. Foredrag for Foreningen for Københavns Seniorlæger, 16. november 2000.

“Scientific biography in the past: steps towards a discourse analysis,” foredrag ved Science Museum, London, 29. november 2000.

2001

“Virtuous life in science”, gæsteforelæsning ved Department of Philosophy, University of Reading, 13. marts 2001.

“Why are biographies of scientists of interest for the public understanding of science?”, foredrag ved London Public Understanding of Science Seminar, University College London, 21. marts 2001.

“Plutarch revisited: scientific biography as a contribution to research ethics”, foredrag ved konference “Biographie schreiben”, Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte, Göttingen, 19. januar 2001.

“Konflikter i medicinhistorien”, åbningsforelæsning ved 18:e Nordiske Medicinhistoriske Kongress, København, 13-17. juni 2001

“Scientific biography: a history of the genre”, foredrag ved Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, 19. juni 2001.

“What does a 21st century biomedical object look, smell, taste, sound and feel like?”, foredrag ved konference “‘Les rêves et les choses’: Joint meeting on the history of science in museums”, Musée des arts et métiers, Paris, 30. juni-1. juli 2001.

“What can we learn from the life of Niels K. Jerne”, opening keynote lecture, 11th International Congress of Immunology, Stockholm, 22.-26. juli 2001.

“Forskerbiografien i vetenskapshistorien: författarintentioner och läsarförväntningar”, foredrag ved konference “Problems of genre”, Göteborgs Universitet, 24. august 2001.

“The new class and the unity of science”, oplæg ved workshop “Unifying nature, past and present”, Department of History, University of Florida, 21.-22. september 2001.

“Virtue revisited? The poetics of scientific and medical biographies”, seminaroplæg ved Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, 10. oktober 2001.

“Virtue revisited? The poetics of scientific biiography”, foredrag ved Department of History of Science, Harvard University, 2. november 2001.

“Steps towards a history of scientific biography”, foredrag ved Department of History of Medicine, Yale University, 5. november 2001

“‘No genre fell under more odium than that of biography’: scientific biography and its history of science critics”, foredrag ved “Boston Colloquium on Scientific Biography”, Boston University, 6. november 2001.

2002

“Scientific biography á la Plutarch”, foredrag ved symposium “Life and work: scientific biographies in comparative perspective”, Collegium Helveticum, Zürich, 14. januar 2002.

“Life, work and virtue: biographies of scientists as an ethical genre”, foredrag ved konference “Står det til liv? Biografiens problemer, popularitet og praksis, Oslo, 25-26. april 2002

“Biographies of scientists: methodological reflections”, foredrag ved konference “Science and religion: the religious beliefs and practicies of scientists, 20th century”, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, 27-29. maj 2002.

“Biografien: en genre med många olikartade syften”, foredrag til Historiska seminariet, Södertörns högskola, 4. november 2002

“Biography and the history of recent science”, seminaroplæg ved Department of History of Science and Technology”, Johns Hopkins University, 20. november 2002.

“The history of medical biography”, seminaroplæg ved Department of History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 28. november 2002.

2003

“Att skriva biovetenskapernas historia: tre problem”, foredrag ved workshop “Biovetenskapernas moderna utveckling”, Vetenskapsakademien, Stockholm, 9-10. januar 2003

“Lives of scientists as sources for ethical reflection”, The Sir William Paton Memorial Lecture, Wellcome Trust, London, 8. april 2003.

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