Ongoing research projects

Ongoing research projects


The Business of Welfare: Life Insurance in Sweden 1850–1950

The project addresses the growth of the insurance business in Sweden and how insurers influenced social policy in the emerging welfare state.


The Miracle Bean: Agrofood globalization through the lens of the soybean

This research inquiry into the historical evolution of the ubiquitous, yet often invisible, “miracle bean” - the soybean (Glycine max). The historical journey of the soybean sheds new light on the complex and uneven processes of agrofood globalization.