Doctoral Studies at the Dept. of ALM

Since 1999 the Dept of ALM offers doctoral studies in Library and Information Science. We take part in the activities of NORSLIS, Nordic Research School in Information studies

From the first of July 2013, we also have a collaboration agreement with Lund University, Division of ALM and Book History, concerning the doctoral program.

Director of doctoral studies is professor Isto Huvila

The research programme at the Department of ALM brings together perspectives from archival studies, information studies and museum and cultural heritage studies. The unique aspect of research in Uppsala is that it nurtures an interdisciplinary interest in information and knowledge infrastructures, collections and societal memory from the vantage point of the changing premises, patterns and practices of their making, organisation, management and use from historical and contemporary perspectives. 

The contexts and topics of research range from institutions to individuals, from historical to contemporary, analogue to digital, professional to participatory, work to play, making to mediating and from competences to the policies of regulating them in the society.

Research is carried out in collaboration with other departments at Uppsala University and with Swedish and international partners. We are regularly hosting national and international guests.

The department has a doctoral programme in information studies with students with a background in information studies, archival studies and museum and cultural heritage studies. Doctoral students and teachers participate in the activities organised under the auspices of NORSLIS (Nordic Research School in Library and Information Science) and its successors. The department has also a collaboration agreement with the Division of ALM, Lund University on doctoral education with joint seminars, student exchange and  cooperation in supervision of doctoral students.

The department publishes a scholarly journal and a proceedings series for scholarly monographs and edited volumes. A comprehensive coverage of the research output of the members of the department can be found in the  DiVA portal, the institutional repository of Uppsala University. A large number of master's theses are available through a designated thesis search service.