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Isabelle Strömstedt


Idea - Patent - Product

My main research interest is the mediation of science and technology.

I am writing my dissertation within the research project Patents as Scientific Information 1895-2020 lead by Professor Eva Hemmungs Wirtén. 

My dissertation project examines the representation of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office in the 1940s. To celebrate 50 years as a government agency in 1941, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office produced the exhibition Idea - Patent - Product at the Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm. Through a microhistorical study, I investigate how the office constructed its narrative and history in collaboration with the museum.  



Isabelle Strömstedt (2023) The Patent Office on Display: Intellectual Property in the Public Eye


Isabelle Strömstedt (2021) Translating an Institution: The Swedish Patent Office on Display Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)


Emelie Fälton, Isabelle Strömstedt (2020) A Cathartic Journey through Horrific Swedish Nature Film International, Vol. 18, p. 63-69 Continue to DOI


Isabelle Strömstedt (2019) Celebrating Patents: the Swedish Patent Office's Jubilee Exhibition of 1941 Intellectual Property and the Visual, International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property (ISHTIP)


Isabelle Strömstedt, Johanna Sander (2017) En bild och tusen ord: Instagram som plattform för politisk aktivism Manifest: 22 texter om humaniora och politisk handling, p. 55-61