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    5230 Odense M

    Denmark

20002020

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Personal profile

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

Anmeldelse af Rüdiger Barth og Hauke Friederichs: Banemændene. Weimarrepublikkens sidste vinter. Gyldendal 2020

Sørensen, N. A., 11. Feb 2020, Dansk Historisk Fællesråd.

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearch

Open Access

Grænsen er nået: Afstemningsplakater fra grænselandet 1920

Sørensen, N. A. & Schanz, E. A., 10. Feb 2020, København: Gad. 140 p.

Research output: Book/anthology/thesis/reportBookCommunication

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

Activities

Heltenes Park på Gianicolo

Nils Arne Sørensen (Lecturer)
18. Feb 2020

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

Fra Augustus til Mussolini

Nils Arne Sørensen (Lecturer), Jesper Majbom Madsen (Lecturer)
27. Jan 2020

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

Coca Cola, Kold Krig og Amerikanisering

Nils Arne Sørensen (Lecturer)
16. Jan 2020

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

Storbritannien i de to verdenskrige

Nils Arne Sørensen (Lecturer)
27. Nov 2019

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

Nationalt Ph.D-kursus for historie

Nils Arne Sørensen (Organizer)
20. Nov 201921. Nov 2019

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

Press / Media

Kendte taler om 'rejsen'

Nils Arne Sørensen

03/06/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Derfor er Genforeningen stadig vigtig

Nils Arne Sørensen

19/05/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

P4 Formiddag

Nils Arne Sørensen

14/05/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Genforeningen i internationalt perspektiv

Nils Arne Sørensen

13/05/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

P1 Orientering

Nils Arne Sørensen

04/05/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Prizes

Research Council for Humanities

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

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Teaching & Supervision

Seminar

Nils Arne Sørensen

08/02/201920/04/2023

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Resumé of teaching and supervision since 1981

Nils Arne Sørensen

01/04/198101/04/2019

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Metode 1 Problemstillinger og tekster

Nils Arne Sørensen

05/09/201814/12/2018

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Fascismer

Nils Arne Sørensen

05/09/201810/12/2018

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching