Björn Wittrock#


Bjorn Wittrock
Email:bjorn.wittrock 'at' swedishcollegium.se
Membership Number:2118
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN
Section:SOCIAL SCIENCES
Username:bwittrock
Elected:2001
Homepage:http://www.swedishcollegium.se/subfolders/Fellows/Permanent_Fellows/bjorn.html



Present and Previous Positions
  • 1996 - 2018 Principal, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS), Uppsala
  • 1999 University Professor, Uppsala University (Lärostolsprofessor)
  • 1996 Permanent Fellow, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS), Uppsala
  • Lars Hierta Professor of Government at Stockholm University
  • since 2004 Vice President, International Institute of Sociology
  • 1985 Founding Director of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study

Fields of Scholarship
  • Intellectual history
  • Historical social science
  • Social theory
  • Civilizational analysis

Honours and Awards
  • 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".
  • 2003 Honorary Doctor, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • 2001 Member, Academia Europaea
  • Member, Committee of the Holberg Prize
  • Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • International Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1998 the Torgny Segerstedt Medal


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