Published: 29-02-2024 12:06 | Updated: 29-02-2024 12:21

New researchers at the Hagströmer Library

Interior of Haga Tinghus, Hagstromer Library.
The courtroom in Haga courthouse, the Hagströmer library. Photo: Carrie Greenwood.

In 2024, the scholarship recipients Emma Hagström Molin and Anna Svensson, funded by the Catarina and Sven Hagströmer Foundation, will be working as embedded researchers at the Hagströmer Library at KI.

The Hagströmer Fellowship is an annual scholarship for researchers in the history of medicine and science, and offers funding for one or more fellows to research the Hagströmer Library's unique book and manuscript collections. 

Portrait of Emma Hagström Molin, Hagströmer fellow 2024, outdoors.
Emma Hagström Molin with her book "Spoils of Knowledge", about library looting during the Swedish imperial era. Photo: N/A.

This year's Hagströmer Fellow is Ph.D. Emma Hagström Molin, who is a library, archive and book historian. She will study how the building of domestic archive and library collections has been part of the creation of a Swedish national narrative of medical and scientific progress. Emma Hagström Molin is a senior lecturer and researcher at Södertörn University.

Anna Svensson.
Anna Svensson. Photo: Uppsala University.

A scholarship is also awarded to Ph.D. Anna Svensson, who is a historian of science specialising in botany and botanical collection practices. She will study books, manuscripts and botanical specimens in the Hagströmer Library's collections that belonged to Linnaeus' disciples and physicians Johan Salberg and Carl Magnus Blom. Anna Svensson is a researcher at the Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University.