Jubilee wreath laying at the grave of Johan Skytte

  • Date: –14:15
  • Location: Uppsala Cathedral Domkyrkoplan
  • Organiser: Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
  • Contact person: Erik Runn
  • Akademisk högtid

Procession and jubilee wreath laying at the grave of Johan Skytte in Uppsala Cathedral to mark the 400th anniversary of Johan Skytte's donation to Uppsala university. The donation laid the foundations for what later came to be the Department of Government. Everyone is welcome, no registration required.

The first of October 2022 marks the 400th anniversary of political science in Uppsala. In 1622 Johan Skytte donated land and property to establish the well renowned professorship in eloquence and political science.

Besides other events spread out throughout the anniversary year, this very day will be celebrated through wreath laying at the grave of Johan Skytte in Uppsala Cathedral, followed by a ceremony in the University main hall.

Read more about Johan Skytte and the advent of political science in Uppsala here: https://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/history/buildings/skytteanum/.

Last modified: 2022-06-16