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Stefan Tørnquist Fisher-Høyrem

Subject Librarian, Religion, Philosphy, and History

D2033 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

I am a historian (PhD) with a background in English Studies and Journalism. Subject Librarian for Religion, Philosophy, and History.

Courses and teaching

I teach courses in literature search and stydu skills. Occasionally I also teach at the Department of Religion, Philosophy, and History. 

Academic interests

My research interests are located at the intersection of modern social and technological history, historiography and theory of history, and secularity studies and political theology. As a historian of modernity, I am interested in the material technological/performative mediation of "modern" concepts of temporality, autonomy, and immanence.

My PhD thesis (entitled ‘Time Machines’, June 2012) aimed to recast the question of secularization in Victorian England through critically drawing on the work of Charles Taylor in combination with the philosophy of Bruno Latour, and locating the ‘secular’ in the temporal dimension of particular social imaginaries and their technological performance – railways and national clock synchronization; newspapers and the public sphere; and bank notes and the economy.

I have taught modules in the theory of history, religious studies, culture and communication, worldview pluralism, and philosophy of science. I have lectured on rhetoric, nineteenth-century British history, and theories of secularity and secularisation.

Scientific publications

  • Fisher-Høyrem, Stefan; Herbert, David Eric John (2019). “When You Live Here, That’s What You Get”: Other-, Ex-, and Non-Religious Outsiders in the Norwegian Bible Belt. Religions. ISSN: 2077-1444. 10 (11). s 1 - 16. doi:10.3390/rel10110611.
  • Fisher-Høyrem, Stefan (2017). "Alle har et livssyn": Et kritisk blikk på livssynsbegrepets historie og anvendelse. Hva er nå et menneske? : tverrfaglige bidrag. ISBN: 9788202566258. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. Kapittel 11. s 229 - 253.
  • Fisher-Høyrem, Stefan (2017). "If it teaches, it teaches imperceptibly:" Recasting the secularity of the Victorian public sphere. Journal of Religious History. ISSN: 0022-4227. 41 (4). s 457 - 475. doi:10.1111/1467-9809.12452.
  • Fisher-Høyrem, Stefan (2016). Sekulariteter og postsekulariteter: Notater til en femdelt typologi. DIN - Tidsskrift for religion og kultur. ISSN: 1501-9934. (2). s 48 - 78.
  • Fisher-Høyrem, Stefan (2013). Charles Taylor and Political Religion: Overlapping Concerns and Points of Tension. Religion Compass. ISSN: 1749-8171. 7 (8). s 326 - 337. doi:10.1111/rec3.12055.
  • Fisher-Høyrem, Stefan (2018). "Sosiale medier: Hierarkier, prestisje, konformitet".
  • Fisher-Høyrem, Stefan (2018). "Du er til salgs: hvorfor sosiale medier fungerer som de gjør".

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