During the last four decades Roger Qvarsell has been working in a field that can be called social history of ideas. In general terms the research field has included different kinds of social and human problems in relation to science, ideologies, media and institutions in early modern and modern society.

Studies concerning medicine, psychiatry, criminology, social work in relation to cultural and social change, political ideologies and professional groups has been accomplished and published. 



Ulrika Torell, Jenny Lee, Roger Qvarsell (2018) Perspektiv på ett rum Köket: rum för drömmar, ideal och vardagsliv under det långa 1900-talet, p. 9-23