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Nils Arne Sørensen

Ph.D.

  • Campusvej 55

    5230 Odense M

    Denmark

20002019
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Curriculum

Nils Arne Sørensen (b. 1956), studied at the University of Aarhus, Denmark and at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. He holds a MA (1982) and a Ph.D. (1987) in history, both from the University of Aarhus. Since 1992 he has been Associate Professor in Modern and Contemporary European History at the University of Southern Denmark, where he is teaching at the Departments of History and English as well as in the School of Journalism. In 2003, he was awarded the university’s prize for teaching excellence. He is currently directing the research project Ameri-Danes on Americanization processes in Denmark 1945-1975, sponsored by the Danish Research Council for Culture and Communication.

He was Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois in 1991; Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence in 1998-1999, and has been teaching at the University of Nice, France, and University College Dublin, Ireland as part of the European Union’s Teaching Exchange Programmes. He was a member of the directing committee of the interdisciplinary network “Krigserfaringer” (War Experiences), sponsored by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities for the period 2004-2007, and director (until the summer of 2007) of a research project on contemporary German history, also sponsored by the Research Council (see http://www.sdu.dk/om_sdu/institutter_centre/ihks/forskning/forskningsprojekter/c_%20amerikansk_paa_dansk.aspx?sc_lang=en).

His research interests have included Italian Fascism, European Integration, History Culture and the uses of the past, The First World War, and the Social and Cultural History of the Cold War. Currently, his research is focused in the field of transnational history with a special interest in Americanization processes in Denmark.

Among recent publications are

Books

Rom - Evighedernes By (Rome: City of Eternities, authored with Louise Kallestrup and Jesper Majbom Madsen, 351 pp, 2019),

Postordrecowboys og andre fortællinger om danskernes møde med Amerika (Postordrecowboys and other stories about the Danes' encounters with America,  272 pp., 2017, editor),

Den store Krig: Europæernes første verdenskrig (The Great War: The First World War of the Europeans, 3rd ed-. 527 pp., 2014, 2nd. ed. translated into Norwegian 2010)

Transnationale Historier (Transnational Histories, 278 pp., co-editor, 2004)

Articles:

“Narrating the Second World War in Denmark since 1945” (in Contemporary European History, 14, 2005)

“Ameri-Danes and Pro-American Anti-Americans: Cultural Americanization and Anti-Americanism in Denmark after 1945” (authored with Klaus Petersen and published in Alexander Stephan: The Americanization of Europe, New York: Berghahn Books 2006)

“Zwischen regionaler und nationaler Erinnerung. Erste Weltkrieg und Erinnerungskultur im Trentino der Zwischenkriegszeit”, in H.J.W. Kuprian & O. Überegger (eds.), Der Erste Weltkrieg im Alpenraum (Innsbruck: Universitätsverlag Wagner 2006)

"Crossing the Line between Fact and Fiction: A Historian's Perspective", in Johansen & Søndergaard (eds.), Fact, Fiction and Faction (University Press of Southern Denmark, 2010),

Corporate Capitalism or Coca-Colonization?: Economic Interests, Culturel Concerns, Tax Policies and Coca-Cola in Denmark from 1945 to the Early 1960s, i Contemporary European History, 21:4, 2012, 597-617 (authored with Klaus Petersen) 

Denmark, i 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. by Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer,and Bill Nasson, issued by Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin 2014-10-08. DOI:

i10.15463/ie1418.10276 Last modified: 2014-10-05. 

From Military State to Welfare State: The Warfare-Welfare Nexus in Denmark, 1848-1950s, in Herbert Obinger, Klaus Petersen & Peter Starke (eds), Warfare & Welfare. Military Conflict and Welfare State Development in Western Countries, Oxford University Press 2018, 290-319 (authored with Klaus Petersen).

Research areas

Currently, my main research area is World War I and the Inter-War period with a special focus on political-cultrual history, both from a European and a Danish perspecitve. I am also still doing research on Americanization processes in Denmark in the post-1945 period in a comparative perspective. I directed the research project Amerikansk på Dansk/AmeriDanes, sponsored by the Danish Research Council in Culture and Communication. Within the greater project, my own research focus on topics such as Coca-Colonization, Official and Private Exchange Programmes and Initiatives, and Perceptions of the United States in Denmark. A more detailed presentation of the project can be found here:

http://www.sdu.dk/om_sdu/institutter_centre/ihks/forskning/forskningsprojekter/c_%20amerikansk_paa_dansk.aspx

I also work in the fields of public history and material culture

My main recent publications are:

Corporate Capitalism or Coca-Colonisation? Economic Interests, Cultural Concerns, Tax Policies and Coca-Cola in Denmark from 1945 to the Early 1960s.(authored with Klaus Petersen and published in Contemporary European History, 21, 2012, 597-617).

Den Store Krigen: Eurpeernes første verdenskrig, Oslo: Dreyers forlag 2010, 504 s.

Transnationale Historier, Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag 2009 (co-editor)

"Tørstens allerbedste ven. Cola'ens Danmarkshistorie fra 1930erne til 1960'erne" (cowritten with Klaus Petersen), Historisk Tidsskrift 2008

"Ameri-Danes and Pro-American Anti-Americans: Cultural Americanization and Anti-Americanism in Denmark after 1945" (cowritten with Klaus Petersen), i A. Stephan (ed.): The Americanization of Europe, New York: Berghahn 2006

"Zwischen regionaler und nationaler Erinnerung: Erster Weltkrieg und Erinnerungskultur im Trentino der Zwischenkriegszeit", i J.W. Kuprian & O. Überegger (Hg.): Der Erste Weltkrieg im Alpenraum. Erfahrung, Deutung, Erinnerung, Innsbruck: Universïtätsverlag Wagner 2006

"Narrating the Second World War in Denmark since 1945", i Contemporary European History 14, 2005

Gads Historieleksikon (cowritten with Tønnes Bekke-Nielsen, Bernard Eric Jensen og Paul Ulff-Møller), København: Gads forlag 2001, 4th ed.. 2009

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Research Output 2000 2019

Anmeldelse af Haakan A. Ikonomou & Karen Gram-Skjoldager (udg.) The League of Nations. Perspectives from The Present Aarhus University Press 2019

Sørensen, N. A., 23. Jul 2019, 6 p. Dansk Historisk Fællesråd.

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearch

Open Access

Anmeldelse af Ian Kershaw: Gode Tider - Nye Farer. Europas historie 1950-1973

Sørensen, N. A., 15. Feb 2019, Dansk Historisk Fællesråd.

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearch

Open Access

Anmeldelse af Ian Kershaw: Vendepunkter. Europas Historie 1973-2017

Sørensen, N. A., 30. Apr 2019, 7 p. Dansk Historisk Fællesråd.

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearch

Open Access

Anmeldelse af Rosanna Farbøl: Koldkrigere, medløbere og røde lejesvende

Sørensen, N. A., 31. Jan 2019, In : Historisk Tidsskrift. 118, p. 584-588

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewResearch

Activities 1982 2019

Verssailles freden - på 100 års afstand

Nils Arne Sørensen (Guest lecturer)
9. Oct 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Rom - evighedernes by

Nils Arne Sørensen (Guest lecturer)
1. Oct 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Overburdened Peace: Competing Visions of World Order in 1918. Lecture by professor Jörn Leonhard

Nils Arne Sørensen (Panel member)
19. Sep 2019

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars

New Directions in Civil Defence History

Nils Arne Sørensen (Participant)
28. Aug 201929. Aug 2019

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars

Versaillestraktaten fylder 100 år.

Nils Arne Sørensen (Participant)
29. Jun 2019

Activity: Other activitiesOther

Press / Media

Versaillesfreden - på 100 års afstand

Nils Arne Sørensen

08/10/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Det Gode Selskab, DR P5

Nils Arne Sørensen

19/09/2019

1 Media contribution

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Vejen ud af rampelyset er svær for toppolitikere

Nils Arne Sørensen

17/09/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Roms byrum viser 2500 års magtdemonstrationer

Nils Arne Sørensen

05/08/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Prizes

Research Council for Humanities

Klaus Petersen (Recipient) & Nils Arne Sørensen (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

mill

Teaching & Supervision

Analysestrategier 2

Nils Arne Sørensen

04/02/201316/05/2013

Course: Teaching

Dansk/skandinavisk moderne historie

Nils Arne Sørensen

03/09/201312/12/2013

Course: Teaching

Europa i Verden 2

Nils Arne Sørensen & Michael Bregnsbo

04/02/201518/05/2016

Course: Teaching

Fascismer

Nils Arne Sørensen

05/09/201810/12/2018

Course: Teaching