Petter Hellström

visiting researcher at Department of History of Science and Ideas

+4618-471 5750
Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3P

Postal address:
Box 629
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I am on parental leave until September 2020.

Keywords: cultural history of science history of classification science and religion taxonomy and systematics metaphors and models visual culture of science maps and mapping

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My courses


Born and raised in Stockholm. Educated at the universities of London (BA Arabic and the Study of Religions, 2008), Cambridge (MPhil History and Philosophy of Science, 2010), and Uppsala (PhD History of Science and Ideas, 2019).


I defended my doctoral thesis, "Trees of Knowledge. Science and the Shape of Genealogy", in September 2019. For the thesis abstract, click here. For the Uppsala University press release, click here. For the examiner's review, click here.

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