This paper—written together with my former PhD-student Morten Bülow two years before I went on retirement—was the point of departure for my emeritus project:
Bülow, Morten H. and Söderqvist, Thomas, “Successful ageing: a historical overview and critical analysis of a successful concept”, Journal of Aging Studies, vol. 31: 139–149 (2014).
This is the first academic publication that has come out of the project so far:
Söderqvist Thomas, “The meaning, nature, and scope of scientific (auto)biography. In: Christian Forstner, Mark Walker, and Dieter Hoffman, eds, Biographies in the History of Physics: Actors, Objects, and Institutions, Springer 2019 (in press).
Opinion pieces and popular writings
I have written a series of essays for the Swedish web magazine Curie (published by the Swedish Research Council) on academic life from the emeritus perspective:
“Emeritus som livsform och studieobjekt” [Emeritus as life form and object of study], Curie, 29 August 2016. (online here)
“Den akademiska karriären som en kapplöpning” [The academic career as a race], Curie, 13 September 2016 (online here)
“Forskning som kall” [Research as vocation], Curie, 29 September, 2016 (online here)
“Jag leker, alltså är jag forskare” [I’m playing, therefore I’m a researcher], Curie, 10 October 2016 (online here)
“Har forskare en löntagaridentitet?” [Do researchers have an employee identity?], Curie, 26 October 2016 (online here)
“Från idealtyper till historisk realitet” [From ideal types to historical reality], Curie, 15 November 2016 (online here)
“Hur min akademiska identitet förändrats under livets gång” [How my academic identity has changed in the course of life], Curie, 29 November 2016 (online here)
“Pensionärer i akademin har en mycket viktig uppgift” [Retired academic have a very important task], Curie, 31 January 2018 (online here)