Björn Wittrock#


Bjorn Wittrock
Email:bjorn.wittrock 'at' swedishcollegium.se
Membership Number:2118
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN
Section:HUMAN MOBILITY, GOVERNANCE, ENVIRONMENT AND SPACE
Username:bwittrock
Elected:2001
Homepage:http://www.swedishcollegium.se/subfolders/Fellows/Permanent_Fellows/bjorn.html



Present and Previous Positions
  • Present Positions
    • Chair, Class of Social and Related Sciences, Academia Europaea
    • Vice-President, Academia Europaea
    • Founding Director and Permanent Fellow, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study
    • Professor em., Uppsala University
  • Previous Positions
    • 1996 - 2018 Principal, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS), Uppsala
    • 1999 - 2012 University Professor of Government (Chair Professor), Uppsala University
    • 1994 - 1999 Lars Hierta Professor of Political Science, Stockholm University
    • 1986 - 1994 Professor of Political Science, Stockholm University
    • 1985 Founding Director of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study
    • 1985 - present Permanent Fellow, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study


Fields of Scholarship

  • Historical social science
  • Social theory
  • Global history
  • History of universities
  • History of social and human sciences

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 International Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2006 Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • 2001 Member, Academia Europaea
  • 2014 - 2020 Member, Prize Committee of the Holberg Prize
  • 2014 - 2017 Founding Member, Steering Committee, International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP)
  • Member, Committees and Advisory Boards of more than 20 institutes for advanced study on four continents
  • 2005 - 2013 President, International Institute of Sociology (founded in Paris in 1893)
  • 2004 Founding member of NetIAS, the European network of institutes for advanced study
  • 1999 - 2002 Member, Science Advisory Board, Government of Sweden
  • 1991 Founding member of SIAS, a network of originally six, now ten, internationally leading institutes for advanced study
  • 2019 - present The Wittrock Lecture (and Book) Series. Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study
  • 2019 Portrait painted by the Swedish artist Bo Larsson (Uppsala University Portrait Collection)
  • 2010 Festschrift: The Benefit of Broad Horizons: Intellectual and Institutional Preconditions for a Global Social Science (Hans Joas and Barbro Klein, eds. (Leiden: Brill 2010, 434 pp.)
  • 2018 Gustavus Adolphous Medal in Gold from Uppsala University, "... as Principal of SCAS and its driving force ever since its creation in 1985 [he] has contributed more than anyone else to the strong position of the institute as an internationally renowned institute for advanced study ... and for having made great contributions to the social sciences and the humanities in Sweden and in Europe".
  • 2009 Book dedication: Social Theory: Twenty Introductory Lectures by Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009; 605 pp.)
  • 2009 King’s Medal (HM The King of Sweden) “for significant contributions to Swedish social science research”
  • 2008 Federal Cross of Merit (The President of Germany)
  • 2003 Honorary Doctor, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • 1998 Torgny Segerstedt Medal (Uppsala University)


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