Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Dunér, PhD, is Professor in history of science and ideas. His dissertation concerned the scientist and spirit seer Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772), The World Machine. Emanuel Swedenborgs Natural Philosophy (2004). It has also been published in an English translation. His research concerns: Emanuel Swedenborg, Christopher Polhem, Carl Linnaeus, history of entomology, and history and philosophy of astrobiology. He is also affiliated to the Centre for Cognitive Semiotics.



Books (7)
Editorships (45)
Articles (34)
Book chapters (79)
Prefaces (10)
Encyclopaedia entries (1)
Conference contributions (8)
Reviews (101)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (13)
Newspaper articles (5)
Miscellaneous (2)
Supervision at Lund University (1)

Research portal (Lund University)


Other tasks and qualifications

Dunér is editor of the Annual of the Swedish Linnaean Society and Lychnos: Yearbook for History of Ideas and Sciences. He was coordinator for the multidisciplinary project "Astrobiology: Past, Present, and Future" at the Pufendorf Institute. He is president of Society of Sciences in Lund.

David Dunér

Division of History of Ideas and Sciences
Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Cognitive Semiotics
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail david.dunerkultur.luse

+46 46 222 09 61 (professor)
+46 46 222 83 78 (researcher)

LUX:C346 (professor)
SOL:H405a (researcher)

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund (LUX)
Helgonabacken 12, Lund (SOL)

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund (professor)
Box 201, 221 00 Lund (researcher)

Internal post code
30 (LUX)
20 (SOL)