The New Society of Letters at Lund

The New Society of Letters at Lund (Vetenskapssocieteten i Lund in Swedish) is a scientific academy founded in 1920.[1][2] The purpose of the foundation was "to promote scientific humanities research", to which younger scientists in the humanities, theology and social sciences at Lund University would gather.[3] The founders were the Sanskrit researcher Herbert Petersson [sv], the folklore scholar Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, and the linguist Jöran Sahlgren [sv], with the assistance of the historian Lauritz Weibull.[4] The name was taken from the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala

The members are divided into different categories: honorary members (maximum seven), domestic working members (maximum 100), foreign working members (maximum 35) and founding members (maximum 50). At the age of 55, the working member transfers to the seniors group.

A person who has shown a special commitment to the humanities and culture, or a person whom the Society finds capable of contributing to the Society's activities and development, may be appointed as a founding member. The founding member has the same rights as the domestic working member.[5]  The various categories have been slightly expanded since the institute.[6]

Honorary membersEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Årsbok / Vetenskapssocieteten i Lund". Retrieved 2021-07-28.
  2. ^ Pettersson, Eva, and Lars Borin. "Swedish diachronic texts."
  3. ^ Lund Studies in English. C.W.K. Gleerup. 1933.
  4. ^ "Vetenskapssocieteten i Lund - Uppslagsverk -". Retrieved 2021-07-28.
  5. ^ "Societeten | Projekt". Retrieved 2021-07-28.
  6. ^ "117-118 (Nordisk familjebok / Uggleupplagan. 32. Werth - Väderkvarn)". (in Swedish). Nordisk familjebok. 1921. Retrieved 2021-07-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Grosjean, Alexia. Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon [Biographical Dictionary of Swedish Women], (In English). University of Gothenburg. ISBN 978-91-639-7594-3.

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