Institut for Kultur og Samfund – Idéhistorie, Aarhus Universitet
Thomas Palmelund Johansen is studying towards a PhD in the History of Ideas at Department for Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Denmark. In March 2014 Thomas graduated from Aarhus University with an MA in the History of Ideas and Scandinavian Language and Literature. His research has been in the fields of science, industry and economics and has considered their connections to culture and society in the West during the late 19th and early 20th century. In his current research, Thomas focuses on the idea of 'useful knowledge' and the role of economic knowledge therein in the second quarter of 19th century Britain.
Thomas is supervised by Dr Mikkel Thorup, Aarhus University, and Dr Jonathan Topham, University of Leeds, and his research examines the contest over economic knowledge in popular adult education in periodical literature of the 1830s and 1840s. Thomas will use his time while visiting Cambridge to consult available electronic resources and archives in Cambridge and London.
Centre for History and Economics,
Cambridge CB3 0AG, UK
Tel. +44 (0)1223 331197