Fornvännen’s Colour Change

Fornvännen — Journal of Swedish Antiquarian Research has had a number of different cover designs over the past century and the colour of the stock has varied. Starting with the first issue for 1966, it has had a beige rusticated cover. Starting with the current issue, 2008:4, it suddenly has a pale grey rusticated cover. My buddy Leif at Arkeologi i Väst speculates as to why this may be — is it because I got a steady job working with the journal? No. We had to change the cover paper because the makers of the beige stuff suddenly quit offering it! Leif also has some incisive comments about the Kuhnian Huns, though I don’t like the way he tosses out objectivity as a reasonable goal for the humanities.

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