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Christa Lundberg

Christa Lundberg

PhD Candidate

Trinity College
Cambridge CB2 1TQ


I graduated from the University of Gothenburg with a BA in Liberal Arts in 2014. Since then, I have pursued my interests in early modern intellectual history, first at the University of Lyon II and then at the Warburg Institute, where I earned my MA in 2016. Before coming to Cambridge, I also studied post-classical Latin at the University of California, Los Angeles. 

Research Interests

My doctoral research, supervised by Scott Mandelbrote, deals with the production of philosophical books in sixteenth-century France. I approach this topic using perspectives from various strands of intellectual history, especially the history of universities, book history and the history of ideas. I am particularly interested in how early modern authors experimented with different textual genres (compendia, dictionaries, diagrams and images, letters) and how these attempts at repackaging learning reflect the ambitions of university teachers, commercial printers and an early humanist approximation of the Republic of Letters. 


"The Humanist Reform of Logic in Paris 1500-1520", paper presented at the workshop Ramus and the Reform of Learning at IRH-ICUB in Bucharest, 27 September 2018. 

"The Eye and the Mirror: Analogy in Bovelles' works 1511-1515", paper presented at the meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in New Orleans, 22 March 2018. 


I supervise Paper 19 (Pol 7) in History of Political Thought to c.1700.

Other Professional Activities

Co-organizer of the graduate conference Approaching the Unknown: "They Saw it With Their Own Eyes" at University of California, Los Angeles, 13–14 April 2017. 

Co-convenor of the Early Modern Interdisciplinary Seminar during 2018-2019. 



  • Early Modern History