Person

Gunilla Törnvall

Researcher, Teaching Staff

  • Division of Book History
  • Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Contact information

E-mail gunilla.tornvallkultur.luse

Leave of absence
Can not currently be reached through the workplace.

PhD in Book and Library History, Lund University. MA in Art History, Lund University and MSc in Conservation (painting, paper, photographs), University of Gothenburg.

My research is primarily focused on mass-produced and instructive images. Since April 2019 I run the project "Reading Patterns: Women, Clothes and Print Culture in Sweden 1881–1981", financed by the Swedish Research Council 2019–2022. The project concerns the production, distribution and reading of paper patterns for home sewing of women's clothes in Sweden.

In my dissertation thesis Botaniska bilder till allmänheten: Om utgivningen av Carl Lindmans Bilder ur Nordens flora(2013), I examined how the botanical plates were created, distributed and received based on the given conditions at the beginning of the 20th century: botanical science, ideas about education, pictorial conventions, economical circumstances, printing technique and book market.

Research

My profile in Lund University research portal

My research is primarily focused on mass-produced and instructive images. Since April 2019 I run the project "Reading Patterns: Women, Clothes and Print Culture in Sweden 1881–1981", financed by the Swedish Research Council 2019–2022. The project concerns the production, distribution and reading of paper patterns for home sewing of women's clothes in Sweden. 

In my dissertation Botanical illustrations for the public: On the publication of Carl Lindman's Bilder ur Nordens flora (2013), I examined how the botanical plates were created, distributed and received based on the given conditions at the beginning of the 20th century: botanical science, ideas about education, pictorial conventions, economical circumstances, printing technique and book market. 

Furthermore, I am working on a textbook on the history of illustration.

Books (1)

Articles (6)

Book chapters (2)

Conference contributions (4)

Working papers (1)

Reviews (3)

Articles in specialist publications and popular press (2)

Newspaper articles (2)

Supervision at Lund University (1)

Other tasks and qualifications

Lectures (selected)

*” 'To be printed without contour': On the Transferring of Botanical Illustrations from Engraving to Lithography”, SHARP 2011, The Book in Art & Science, Washington DC, 14-17 July 2011.
*”The Turk and the Clam – Gunnar Jarring at Lund University Library”, Gunnar Jarring 1907-2002. A Symposium in Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Gunnar Jarring, 12 October 2007, Kungl. Vitterhetsakademien, Stockholm. Co-organizers: Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul.
*“Gunnar Jarring – his Eastern Turkestan manuscripts and personal papers”, Gunnar Jarring – Languages and Diplomacy, minnesdag arrangerad av Lunds universitetshistoriska sällskap, Centrum för Mellanösternstudier och Utrikespolitiska föreningen, Lund, 11 oktober 2007.
*“Preservation of the diaries from Andrée’s North Pole Expedition”, The Institute of Paper Conservation Fifth International Conference, Edinburgh 26-29 July 2006.

Gunilla Törnvall

Researcher, Teaching Staff

  • Division of Book History
  • Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Contact information

E-mail gunilla.tornvallkultur.luse

Leave of absence
Can not currently be reached through the workplace.