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Näckrostimmen: What time is it? Astronomers and the standardisation of time in Sweden
From the beginning, each place had its own local time. Scientific historians Johan Kärnfelt and Gustav Holmberg tell how the standardised time was established and how time was created and spread over the decades around the turn of the 1900s.
(The lecture will be held in Swedish)
From the beginning, each place had its own local time, determined by the movements of the sun with the help of a sundial and the like. But with the expansion of rail networks and telegraph systems in the mid-1800s, the need for a uniform and more precise time grew.
Scientific historians Johan Kärnfelt and Gustav Holmberg, both active at the Department of Literature, History of Ideas and Religion, tell how this standardised time was established and how time was created and spread around the turn of the century 1900.
Lecturers: Johan Kärnfelt and Gustav Holmberg, the University of Gothenburg.
Date: October 8, 2019
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Categories: History of ideas
Organizer: Göteborgs universitetsbibliotek
Place: Humanities Library, Renströmsgatan 4
Contact person: Anna Svensson