Peter Forsskal: Thoughts on Civil Liberty
 
About
 
  The Peter Forsskal Project is composed of the following people:
   
   
 
David Goldberg  
David Goldberg
 
David Goldberg co-ordinates Project Forsskal; is a founding member of the International Media Lawyers Association; and has worked for the Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland since 1984. He is a Senior Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School. From 2007 - 2013, he was an Associate Research Fellow, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford University. He has also taught at the University of Glasgow (1971 -2000), Glasgow Caledonian University and Stirling University. In 2011, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts etc., and gained a Ph.D by prior publication (GCU).
     
     
Helena Jaderblom  
Helena Jaderblom
 
Helena Jaderblom is a judge at the European Court of Human Rights.
She was chairperson of the Council of Europe's group of experts working on the elaboration of the Council's Convention on access to official documents, 2008.
 
 
 
     
     
Gunilla Jonsson  
Gunilla Jonsson
 
Born 1941. Employed in Kungl. Library, the National Library of Sweden, from 1971 until retirement in 2006. Has worked in preservation, especially rare books and historical collections and with retrospective bibliography. Later on in charge of the Swedish retrospective bibliography 1700-1829, then of the reference services of the library. 1996-2006 One of the deputy directors of the Library and head of the Department for Collection development & Documentation, Which comprised legal deposit and acquisitions as well as the national bibliography and other Cataloging activities. Has published a number of articles on bibliography and on the history of the book, in Swedish as well as in foreign publications.
     
     
Natalie Lantz  
Natalie Lantz
 
Natalie Lantz is a translator with Rabbinical and Modern Hebrew as her field of expertise. Her educational background encompasses Semitic Philology, Biblical Studies and Jewish Studies from Uppsala University, The Hebrew University and Paideia - The European Institute for Jewish Studies.
 
Through her company, Exegetic Entertainment, Natalie initiates panel discussions and research seminars in Literature, Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible Exegesis. She is thereby committed to create joint projects between the scholarly world and various spheres of society.
 
 
     
     
Ere Nokkala  
Ere Nokkala

Ere Nokkala holds a PhD in History and Civilization (European University Institute, Florence). Currently he works as researcher at Lichtenberg-Kolleg, The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study. Nokkala‘s main research interests are in eighteenth-century German and Swedish intellectual history. He is the translator of Forsskål’s Tankar om borgerliga Friheten into Finnish. Nokkala’s publications include “Peter Forsskål - kansalaisvapauden puolustaja ja hattuvallan kriitikko” (Peter Forsskål – Defender of Civil Liberties and Critic of the Hat Party), Auraica Scripta a Societate Porthan edita. 5, (2012), pp. 27–42; “Rewriting Eighteenth-Century Swedish Republican Political Thought: Heinrich Ludwig von Hess’s Der Republickaner (1754)”, History of European Ideas 2016, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp. 502-515; “Peter Forsskål: Skrivfriheten och offentlighetsprincipen” (forthcoming in 2016).

     
     
Jonas Nordin  
Jonas Nordin
 
Jonas Nordin holds a PhD in history and is associate professor at Stockholm University. He works as researcher at Kungl. biblioteket – The National Library of Sweden. Nordin specializes in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century political and cultural history and has done extensive research on the Swedish Age of Liberty. 2005–2008 he was editor-in-chief of Historisk tidskrift, Sweden’s leading scholarly
journal on history.
 
Nordin’s publications include ”L’esprit de paix ou la naissance d’une opposition contre la guerre en Suède au XVIIIe siècle”, Revue d’histoire nordique, 14 (2012); ”The monarchy in the Swedish Age of Liberty (1719–1772)”, in: Michael Bregnsbo et al. (eds.), Scandinavia
in the age of revolutions. Nordic political cultures, 1740–1820 (2011); ”Von ‚fremder Unterdrückung’ zur ‚ Freiheitszeit’. Die Vorstellung von frihet im frühneuzeitlichen Schweden”, in Georg Schmidt/Martin van Gelderen, Christopher Snigula (Hrsg.), Kollektive
Freiheitsvorstellungen im frühneuzeitlichen Europa (1400–1850), (2006); and Karl XI’s Carousel for his Contemporaries and for Posterity (2005).
 
 
    Gunnar Persson † 2011
     
    "One of the leading contemporary Swedish academics on the Freedom of the Press law" (Ulf Oberg).
    See:
    http://juridikbloggen.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/till-minnet-av-jur-dr-gunnar-persson/
    and
    http://www.svd.se/opinion/brannpunkt/medier-kan-ostraffat-fortala-ett-foretag_6672562.svd
     
   
David Shaw  
David Shaw
 
David Shaw is a specialist in the history of the book in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries.
He is a former President of the Bibliographical Society (London) and former Secretary of the
Consortium of European Research Libraries. His academic career was spent at the University of Kent
(Canterbury) where he is currently Honorary Senior Research Fellow. In 2004, he was made DLitt (Cantuar) in recognition of his work as Editor-in-Chief of the Cathedral Libraries Catalogue for over 20 years and for bringing successfully to completion work begun in 1943.
www.djshaw.co.uk
     
     

Thomas von Vegesack

 

Thomas von Vegesack

Thomas von Vegesack was publisher at Norstedts 1968-94, Chair of the Swedish PEN 1978-87 and Chairman of Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN 1987-93. He published a series of books about expression, among others, Taste of Freedom: Public-opinion formation in Sweden 1755- 1830/ Smak för frihet: Opinionsbildningen i Sverige 1755- 1830.

2012 - Obituary

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
 
 
 
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