Fred Andersson

Docent Art History with Visual Communication, PhD

1994 …2023

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Although an historian of art and literature by training, with experience of teaching most periods of European cultural history, most of my research has been related to more “contemporary” topics. I have studied visual art, visual communication and visual art criticism after 1950, especially from a semiotic point of view. Since 1998 I have been affiliated with Nordic and international networks for interdisciplinary research in the humanities.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Docent in art history: specialization visual communication

Award Date: 23 Oct 2014

PhD, Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Art History), Lund University

1 Feb 200222 Jan 2008

Award Date: 22 Jan 2008

Master, Degree of Master of Arts in History and Theory of Art, University of Gothenburg

Award Date: 21 Sept 1998

Bachelor, Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, Karlstad University

1 Sept 19937 Jun 1997

Award Date: 7 Jun 1997

External positions

Researcher part-time, Svenska kulturfonden: Samhällsvetenskapliga sektionen

1 Sept 201031 Aug 2012

Coordinator Visual Studies part-time

1 Aug 201031 Jan 2014

Coordinator Visual Studies

1 Sept 200831 Jul 2010

Scholarship holder, Istituto Svedese di Studi Classici a Roma

1 Oct 200715 Dec 2007

Doctoral candidate and university teacher, Lund University

1 Feb 20021 Jul 2007

Exhibition curator, Norrköpings konstmuseum

1 Jun 200131 Dec 2001

Exhibition curator, Kristinehamns konstmuseum

1 Apr 200130 Jun 2001

University teacher deputy, Karlstad University

1 Mar 200130 Mar 2001

Author/Copywriter, L&H Mendez Sweden AB

13 Mar 200013 Sept 2000

Archive assistant, Karlstad University

1 Nov 199915 Dec 1999

Freelance, Svenska Dagbladet


Archive assistant, Karlstad University

1 Dec 199830 Apr 1999

Exhibition curator, Värmland Regional Museum

1 Dec 19977 Jun 1998

Freelance, Nya Wermlands-Tidningen



  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • BH Aesthetics
  • PN0441 Literary History
  • PN0080 Criticism
  • TR Photography
  • PN1993 Motion Pictures


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