Rolf Torstendahl#

Rolf Torstendahl
Email:rolf.torstendahl 'at'
Membership Number:259
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN

Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2001 Emeritus professor of Uppsala University
  • 1981-2000 Professor of History, Uppsala University
  • 1994-1999 Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Uppsala University
  • 1993-1997 Head of the Department of History, Uppsala University
  • 1985-1990 Director of The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences (SCASSS)
  • 1978-1980 Professor (Sven Warburg Professor) of History, University of Stockholm
  • 196801978 Associate Professor, Department of History, Uppsala university
  • 1964-1967 Lecturer, Department of History, Uppsala University
  • 1964 PhD (awarded with the title of docent)

Fields of Scholarship
  • History of historiography in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Epistemological foundations of history in the views of historians and the growth of a professional consciousness among them
  • Historical relation between politics and administration in the late 19th and the 20th centuries

Honours and Awards
  • Member of Kungl. Humanistiska Vetenskapssamfundet (The Royal Society of Scholarship), Uppsala, 1982
  • Member of Kungl. Vitterhets, Historie och Antikvitetsakademien (The Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities), Stockholm, 1986
  • Member of Academia Europaea, Cambridge and London, 1989
  • Member of Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi (The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters), Oslo, 1989
  • Honorary member of the Ural Division of the Russian Academy of Science, Ekaterinburg, 1995
  • Member of Vetenskapssocieteten (the Society of Science), Uppsala, 1997; Doctor honoris causa at the Russian State University for the Humanities, RGGU, March 2006.

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