Department of History

Lecture by Honorary Doctor Ola Larsmo

  • Date: –12:00
  • Location: Engelska parken Geijersalen, Eng6-1023
  • Lecturer: Ola Larsmo
  • Organiser: Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten
  • Contact person: Maria Ågren
  • Föreläsning

Public lecture by the Faculty of Arts’ honorary doctor 2018 Ola Larsmo with the title En skrämmande lycka – Ett återbesök hos Erik Gustaf Geijer.

Ola Larsmo is an author, freelance writer and literature critic. He was editor of Bonniers Litterära Magasin and a board member for the Swedish Writers’ Union and the Institute for Futures Studies. From 2009 to 2017 he chaired Swedish PEN. Larsmo has studied Scandinavian languages, literature, theology and history at Uppsala University. His collected works includes fiction, political journalism, cultural journalism and not least historical essays.  Larsmo has participated at the faculty as a lecturer and panellist, and in courses on writing and public conversation. Larsmo is with his broad knowledge of history and his unswerving moral compass an important humanist voice in both Swedish societal debate and in the international struggle for freedom of expression and freedom of the press.