Tim Jensen

mag.art., cand.mag., Head of Department/Director of Teaching of the Study of Religions, The Study of Religions, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, President of IAHR, Honorarprofessor

  • Campusvej 55

    5230 Odense M

    Denmark

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Research areas

-   Religion Education

-   The Study of Religions

-   Religion in Media & Public Discourses

-   Politics, Law and Religion

-   Religion, Law & Human Rights

-   Secularization and Desecularization

-   World Religions in Denmark

-   Islam & Muslims in Denmark

-   Study of Religion Scholars as Experts and Public Opinion Makers

 

 

Curriculum

 

Tim Jensen, mag. art & cand.mag.

 
Associate Professor (msk) & Head of Study, the Study of Religions, Institute of History, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Campusvej 55, DK-5230, Odense M.; Honorarprofessor, Leibniz Universität, Abt. f. Religionswissenschaft, Hannover, www.ithrw.uni-hannover.de/8678.html.; President, International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), www.iahr.dk
 
 

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC CAREER (A SELECTION)

  • 2016-...: Honorarprofessor, Leibniz Universität, Hannover.
  • 2017-2020: Senior Research Fellow Ural Federal University, Ekatarinburg.
  • 2013-...: Lehraufbetragter, Abt. Religionswissenschaft, Institut f. Theologie.       u. Religionswissenschaft, Leibniz Universität, Hannover.
  • 2012-2013: Professor, Gastwissenschaftler, Abt. Religionswissenschaft, Institut f. Theologie u.     Religionswissenschaft, Leibniz Universität, Hannover.
  • 2008-...: Associate Professor, MSK.
  • 1998-2008: Associate Professor, The Study of Religions, University of Southern Denmark, Odense.
  • 1995-2017: External Lecturer, DPU/Aarhus Universitet.
  • 1995-1998: Assistant Professor, The Study of Religions, Odense Universitet, Odense.
  • 1988-...: Director of DACOREC, Danish Consultancy on Religion, Education, and Culture.
  • 1982: Cand. art in Oldtidskundskab (Classical Studies/’Altertumswissenschaft’), University of   Odense.
  • 1981-1995: Lecturer in RE (Religion Education) and Oldtidskundskab (’Altertumswissenschaft’), Christianshavns Gymnasium
  • 1980: Magister artium (Magisterkonferens: “Studier i 'hybris' i det homeriske kosmos"; "Studies in 'hybris' in the homeric Cosmos”), History of Religions, University of Copenhagen

 

ACADEMIC OFFICES HELD (A SELECTION)

  • 2015-...: President, IAHR (International Association for The History of Religions, http://www.iahr.dk.
  • 2011-...: Head of Department of The Study of Religions, University of Southern Denmark, Odense.
  • 2005-2010: General Secretary IAHR (International Association for The History of Religions).
  • 2010-2015: General Secretary IAHR (International Association for The History of Religions).
  • 2001-2004: Head of Institute of Philosophy & The Study of Religions, University of Southern Denmark, Odense.
  • 2000-2005: Chairman NORREL (Nordisk Samarbejdskommitte for Religionshistorisk Forskning; Nordic Committee for History of Religion Research.
  • 2000-2004: General Secretary EASR (European Association for the Study of Religions; http://www.easr.eu).
  • 1999-2007: Head of Department of The Study of Religions, University of Southern Denmark, Odense.
  • 1997-2005: President DAHR ('Danish Association for The History of Religions'; today: 'DASR, Danish Association for the Study of Religion').
  • 1992-1994: Member of the executive board of EFTRE (European Forum for Teachers in Religious Education).
  • 1991-1994: Chairman, Religionslærerforeningen f. Gymnasieskolerne og HF ('The Association of Teachers in Religious Education in the Upper-Secondary School', the central and state recognized organisation dealing with matters pertaining to the obligatory Upper-Secondary School subject called ’Religion’).
  • 1982-2008: Co-editor, CHAOS, Dansk-norsk tidskrift for Religionshistoriske Studier; today: Skandinavisk Tidsskrift for Religionshistoriske Studier; 'Journal for Scandinavian Studies in History of Religions').
  • 1980-1990: Chairman, Religionshistorisk Forening (‘History of Religions Society', a lecture society founded in 1980, also publishing the journal CHAOS), University of Copenhagen.

 

NON-ACADEMIC OFFICES HELD

  • 2013-2021: Board member of the Danish Institute of Human Rights, appointed by the University of Southern Denmark. https://humanrights.dk/about-us/board.
  • 2005-2019: Board Member of 'Dokumentations- og Rådgivningscenteret om Racisme.

 

MEMBER OF EDITORIAL, INTERNATIONAL EDITORIAL, AND ADVISORY BOARDS (CURRENT)

  • Temenos, Nordic Journal for Comparative Religion

  • British Journal of Religious Education

  • NUMEN

  • Teaching Theology and Religion & Education

  • Korean Journal of Religious Studies

  • Study of Religion ('Religiovedenie')

  • Journal of the Study of Religion

  • Executive Editor of the IAHR Book Series: The Study of Religion in a Global Context (Equinox Publishing)

 

EXTERNAL EVALUATION AND EXAMINATION, REFEREE, AS WELL AS EXPERT REVIEWS IN REGARD TO ACADEMIC POSITIONS, QUALITY OF JOURNALS ETC.

  • 2019: Member of Academy of Finland Review Panel in Migration.
  • 2019: External reviewer for application for strategic areas at the Arctic University of Tromsø (UiT)
  • 2017: External expert to the Slovenian Research Council.
  • 2016: Member of Assesment Committee (Norwegian Research Council) for the Assessment of the Humanities in Norway (religion and theology).
  • 2016: External expert to the Slovenian Research Council.
  • 2014: External 'Gutachter' appointed by university Rector ad applications for a chair in Vienna.
  • 2010: Referee ad position as docentat at Högskolan in Halmstad, Sweden.
  • 2010: Member of Expert Advisory Committee: German Research Council, on Clusters of Excellence.
  • 2008: Qualified Reference in regard to a nomination of a 'Faculty Research Lecturer 2008', UCRiverside, CA.
  • 2008: Expert opinion on a Norwegian journal on religion to the Norwegian Research Council.
  • 2007: Expert opinion ad application for research funding with The Arts & Humanities Research Council, UK.
  • 2007: Referee ad position as docent at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 2006: Review of scientific work of a nominee for a position as 'distinguished professor' ('professor above scale'), UCRiverside, CA.
  • 2005: External 'Gutachter' ad applicants for a chair at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • 1995-2014: Member of assessment committees ad positions as a Ph.d., Assistant - and Associate Professor at the universities of: Copenhagen, Aarhus (Denmark), Bergen, and Tromsø (Norway), and Gothenburg, Linköping and Växjö (Sweden). Chairman of several such committees at the University of Southern Denmark.
  • 1995-2010: Member of the national Danish corps of external examinators for the study programs at the departments for the academic study of religions.
  • 1995-2000: Member of the national Danish corps of external examinators for the religious studies programs at the university colleges/teacher's training seminars.

 

INVITED INTERNATIONAL LECTURES, INCLUDING KEY NOTES (A SELECTION: 2006-2020)

  • 2019: Delhi, Sonipat, Helsinki, Marburg, Paris, Weimar, Tuscaloosa, Xiamen, Ekatarinburg, Rome, Cork, Tartu, Hannover, Delfi, Venice, San Diego, Hannover
  • 2018: Tromsø, Aarhus, Bautzen, Xiamen, Seoul, Salamanca, Ekatarinburg, Szeged, Bern, Manila, Lusaka, Berlin, Florianopolis, Buenos Aires, Venice, Firenze, Hannover
  • 2017: New Zealand, Tromsø, Venice, Thessalonikki, Ekatarinburg, Ho Chi Minh City, Liege, Leuven, Augsburg, Boston, Hannover
  • 2016: Vladimir, Sevilla, Venice, Paris, Turin, Hannover, Göttingen, Tromsø
  • 2015: Minsk, Stockholm, Kavala,Venice,Tromsø, Hannover
  • 2014: Barcelona, Bruxelles, Ekatarinburg, Venice, Paris, Hannover
  • 2013: Bayreuth, Cork, Santander, Venice,Tromsø, Hannover
  • 2012: Trondheim, Paris, Odessa
  • 2011: Paris, Bergen, Llubljana (visiting professor March), Yerevan, Istanbul, Venice 2010 Ekatarinburg, Habana, Hannover, Sofia, Freiburg, Oxford, Los Angeles
  • 2009: Moscow, Sofia, Bergen, Knoxville, Oslo, Messina, Toronto, Buffalo, Ljubljana
  • 2008: Florence, Buffalo, Santander, Moscow
  • 2007: Leiden, Lisboa, Stockholm, Berlin, Tartu, Bremen, Berlin, Bratislava
  • 2006: Södertörn, St. Petersborg, Tartu, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Leeds, Sigtuna, Madrid, Nijmegen, Washington D.C., Riverside CA, Los Angeles CA.

 

PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES WITH PAPER, AS (CO-)CHAIR AND PANEL ORGANIZER, AS RESPONDENT, ETC (A SELECTION: 2006-2017; HAS BEEN, WITH PAPER AND AS CHAIR OR CO-CHAIR TO ALL EASR ANNUAL CONFERENCES SINCE 2000, AND ALL AAR ANNUAL MEETINGS SINCE 2001)

  • 2019 Paris: IESR seminar (March), Cork: Special IAHR Conference, IACSR (June), Tartu: EASR/IAHR Regional Conference (June), Rome: Society of Biblical Literature (July), Hannover: DVRW/IAHR conference (September), Delfi: IAHR Summit (September), San Diego: AAR Annual (November).
  • 2018 Xiamen: CIPSH seminar (April), Szeged: IAHR/ISORECEA Special Conference (May), Bern: IAHR/EASR Regional Conference (June), Manila: PASCHR/IAHR Conference, Lusaka: AASR/IAHR Regional Conference, Denver: AAR Annual (November).
  • 2017: Ho Chi Minh City: IAHR/SSEASR Regional Conference (July), Liege: World Humanities Conference (August), Leuven: EASR Annual Conference (September), Boston: AAR Annual (November).
  • 2016 Helsinki: EASR/IAHR Special (July-August), Vienna: ISA, Sociology of Religion (July), San Antonio: AAR Annual (November), Tromsø (December).
  • 2015 Erfurt: IAHR XXI World Congress (August); Atlanta: AAR Annual, (November), Beijing: CIPSH (December).
  • 2014 Groningen: EASR/IAHR Special (May); Nyborg: CARD Seminar (June); Cape Town AASR/IAHR Regional Conference (upcoming); San Diego: AAR Annual (November).
  • 2013 Liverpool: EASR/IAHR Special Conference (September); Baltimore: AAR Annual (November).
  • 2012 Södertörn: EASR/IAHR Special Conference (August) 2013; Vilnius (October); Chicago: AAR Annual (November).
  • 2011 Thimpu, Bhutan: IAHR/SSEASR Regional Conference (June-July); San Francisco: AAR Annual (November).
  • 2010 Toronto: IAHR Quinquennial World Congress (August); Atlanta: AAR Annual (October-November).
  • 2009 Moscow (January), Stockholm (May), Messina: EASR/IAHR Special Conference (September), Montreal, Quebec: AAR Annual (November).
  • 2008 Brno: EASR/IAHR Special Conference (September); Chicago: AAR Annual (November)
  • 2007 Odense: NEUR conference (May), Bangkok: SSEASR/IAHR Regional Conference (May), Odense: NEUR conference (August), Bremen EASR Annual Conference (September), Ankara: IAHR Special Conference (October), San Diego: AAR Annual (November).
  • 2006 Bucarest: EASR/IAHR Special Conference; included also a NEUR konference (September), Washington D.C.: AAR Annual (November).

 

EXTERNALLY FUNDED COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • 2017-2019:   The SORAPS-Project (Study of Religion Against Prejudices and Stereotypes) The SORAPS Project aims to strengthen the role of schoolteachers by planning, creating and piloting a Teachers Training Course aimed to increase knowledge and skills in the field of history of religions, contemporary religious pluralism, intercultural dialogue and digital literacy, with a precise focus of contrasting stereotypes and prejudices concerning religions. (See https://soraps.unive.it).
  • 2013-2015:   Comenius Multilateral Project: Intercultural Education through Religious Studies EU funded project. Danish project manager and main researcher. Primarily responsible for a base line study of RE in the participating five countries. Period: December 2013-March 2014.
  • 2013-2014:   Forskernetværket CARD/Critical Analysis of Religious Diversity Network: Theory and Methodology. Funded by the Danish Research Council. Co- Director (with Lene Kühle, Aarhus University, association with Jørn Borup, Aarhus University, and William Hoverd, Victoria University of Wellington (see http://cardnetwork.au.dk/ ).
  • 2006-2008:   Forskernetværket Europæisk Religionshistorie/Research Network for European History of Religions. Funded by the Danish Research Council. Co-Director (with O.Hammer).

 

External positions

Senior Research Fellow, Ural Federal University

20172020

Honorary Professor, Leibniz Universität Hannover

2016 → …

Board member , Institut for menneskerettigheder

20132021

Part-Time Lecturer, Aarhus University

19952017

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