Exhibition: Latin till vardags: Harald Hagendahl som lärare, forskare och debattör

27 October 2023

Last spring, the Gothenburg University Library catalogued Harald Hagendahl's archive in Alvin and now a selection of the collection is on display at the Humanities Library. The exhibition is on display until 6 November.

Professor Harald Hagendahl's (1889-1986) keen interest in ancient culture and language became his subject of study and research. After studying in Uppsala, he became a lecturer in Latin, Greek and history. In 1938 he was appointed professor at the University of Gothenburg. In addition to his research and teaching, Harald Hagendahl devoted much of his time to politics. During the Second World War, he was active in the association Kämpande Demokrati, travelled around the country giving lectures on the impact of propaganda and supporting Norwegian universities.

The Harald Hagendahl archive was donated to the Gothenburg University Library by the Harald and Tonny Hagendahl Memorial Fund. It consists of 34 volumes and includes manuscripts of his books, lectures and political speeches, newspaper clippings and correspondence.

Harald Hadendahl's archive in Alvin