Linda Andersson-Burnett & Hanna Hodacs: "Travelling knowledge: codification and circulation of knowledge in 18th century travel accounts"

  • Date: –16:00
  • Location: Engelska parken Eng1-0062
  • Organiser: The Department of Literature, The Department of Modern Languages, and Uppsala Travel Writing Seminar (RELS)
  • Contact person: Paula Henrikson, Christina Kullberg
  • Seminarium

Uppsala Travel Writing Seminar (RELS)


In this set of papers we will discuss the relationship between travelling, and the codification and circulation of knowledge in different 18th century settings, Hudson Bay and Sweden. At the forefront is ethnographic knowledge and local “substitute” knowledge, and the extent to which it is possible to see the contours of different audiences in the processing of travelling knowledge.

Linda Andersson-Burnett (Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University): "Collecting ethnographic knowledge in the Age of Enlightenment: The circulation of knowledge between the Hudson's Bay Company and Britain"

Hanna Hodacs (Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala  University): "Codification of local 'substitute' knowledge in Linnaeus’s  writing – tracing links between travel accounts, lectures, floras,  newspapers and calendars"