Forskningsportal

Engelsk

Birgitte Possing

Person

Rigsdagsgården 9

Bygning: Sekretariat

1218 København K

Danmark

CV

Qualifications and degrees

2012                   Professor, Danish National Archives

2006                   Professor, aff. University of Copenhagen, DK

2000                   Professor, Danish Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

1999                   Professor, University of Southern Denmark, DK

1992                   Dr.phil., University of Copenhagen, DK

1988                   Senior lecturer, Faculty of Arts, University of Copenhagen

1982                   Lic.phil., University of Copenhagen

1979                   Cand.mag., History & Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, University of Aarhus,

DK

 

Appointments

2012             Professor, Danish National Archives

2006-12        Professor, affiliated Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, DK

2005             Professor (Senior Research Fellow, pr appoint), Danish National Archives

2000-05        Director: Danmarks Humanistiske Forskningscenter (The Danish Institute for

Advanced Studies in the Humanities)

1998-2000    Director of Research: Nationalmuseet (The National Museum of Denmark)

1991-98        Chief Archivist: Håndskriftafdelingen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek (Manuscript

Department, The Royal Library), DK

1991             Historical Advisor: Ligestillingsrådet (The State Council of Equality), Statsministeriet

(The Prime Minister’s Office)

1989-90        Senior Research Fellow: Statens Humanistiske Forskningsråd (Danish Research Council

for the Humanities) & Carlsbergfondet (The  Carlsberg Foundation)

1986-89        Senior Research Fellow: Danmarks Lærerhøjskole (The Danish University of

Education)

1983-86        Historical advisor for adult-education ‘folk high schools’: Assens Høj- og

Efterskole,Foreningen for Danske Folkehøjskoler, Den Nordiske Kvindehøjskole i Visby,

 

 

Krabbesholm Højskole, Kolding Højskole, Krogerup Højskole, Unge Hjems Højskole, Brandstrup Højskole, Uldum Højskole, Vallekilde Højskole.

University teacher: Roskilde University Center, University of Copenhagen

1980-82        Research Fellow: Department of History, University of Aarhus

1978-80        Lecturer, Department of History, University of Aalborg, DK

1977-79        Sub-editor of the journal Den Jyske Historiker [The Jutland Historian]: University of

Aarhus

1977             Research scholarship: Aarhus Universitets Forskningsfond (The Research Foundation of

the University of Aarhus)

 

Honorary Offices and Board Memberships

2012:            Member of the Board of the National Research Foundation

2011:            Member of the Presiding Committee, the Anniversary of the Reformation 2017

2010:            Member of Advisory Board, digitalizing of Kraks Blå Bog, Gads forlag

2010             Member of the Advisory Board, WASMI, Women and Social Movements International,

State University of New York, USA

2010            Member of the Scientific Committee of the Project Hope and Care,

Diakonissestiftelsen, Copenhagen

2009             Member of the Scientific Committee of the project The Danish Educational and

School History, DPU, The University of Aarhus, DK

2008             KRAKA-prize, honoured from The Association of Gender Studies, DK for

Uden Omsvøb. Et portræt af Bodil Koch, 2007 [To the Point. An Incisive Portrait

Of Bodil Koch]

2008             Vicepresident of the board, The University of Aalborg, Denmark

2005             Board member, The University of Aalborg, Denmark

2004             The Einar Hansen Research Prize

2002             Co-initiator of the European Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes

(ECHCI), University of Utrecht, NL

2002-            Member of Det Lærde Selskab  (The Learned Society), University of Aarhus

2000             Vice-chair: Kommissionen for Videnskabelige Undersøgelser i Grønland

(Commission for Scientific Research in Greenland)

2000             Vice-chair: Dansk Polarcenter, (The Danish Polar Centre), Copenhagen

1999-2001    Board member: N. Zahles Skole (N. Zahles’ Schools), Copenhagen

1998-            Member of the Council: Det dansk-jødiske Museum (The Danish-Jewish

Museum)

1999-            Member of the Council: Fremtidsrådet (The Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies)

1998             Member of Kungl. Samfundet för utgivande av Handskrifter röranda

Skandinaviens Historia [The Royal Society for the Publication of Manuscripts

Concerning the History of Scandinavia], University of Stockholm, Sweden

1996-2001    Board member: Det danske Institut i Damaskus (The Danish Institute,

Damascus, Syria); appointed by the Minister of Culture

1996-           Board member: N. Zahles Skoles legat (N. Zahles’ School Foundation),

Copenhagen

1995-96        Member of the working group: development of strategic perspectives

for the humanities in Denmark; appointed by the Minister of Research

1995-96        Board member: KVINFO. Center for Information om Kvinde- og Kønsforskning (The

Danish Centre for Information on Women and Gender); appointed by the Minister of

Culture, DK

1995-            Board member: Weilbach’s  Kunstnerleksikon [Weilbach Art Encyclopaedia];

 

 

appointed by the Minister of Culture

1994-1998    Chair of Kulturministeriets Forskningsudvalg (The Cultural Research Council);

appointed by the Minister of Culture

1994-95        Member of the Commission studying the recommendations of the OECD

concerning research councils in Denmark; appointed by the Minister

of Research

1994-95        Member of the academic committee advising on cultural policy, Ministry of

Culture

1994-95        Member of the academic committee advising on the publication: Roskilde University -

a Historical Retrospective: Experiment and Institution, Else Hansen  PhD, University of

Roskilde

1993-2002    Vice-chair: board of Dansk Kvindebiografisk Leksikon [Danish Dictionary of Women]

1993-95        Chair: De nationale forskningscentre og -samlinger ved Det Kongelige Bibliotek

(The Research Centres at the Royal Library)

1995-            Member: Statens Privatarkivudvalg (The State Commission for Private Archives);

appointed by the Minister of Culture

1992-96        Secretary for Kommissionen for Registrering af Litterære Kilder [The Commission for the

Registration of Literary Sources in Denmark], The Royal Library

1990 -         Board member: Foreningen af San Cataldos Venner (The Friends of San

Cataldo), Italy

1990-1993    Member of Idrættens Forskningsråd (The Danish Council for Sports

Research), representing the Humanities; appointed by the Minister of Culture

1993             Weekendavisens Litteraturpris (The Weekendavisen Prize for Literature): for the

biography Natalie Zahle – En Biografi om Køn, Dannelse og Magtfuldkommenhed

(Copenhagen, 1992)

 

Adjudication Panels

2013:            Expert panel member, Assessment of the humanities, The University of Halmstad

2010:            External examiner: Ph.d. in theatre history and biography, The University of

Oslo, Norway

2009:            Chair of Nordic, external examination: Professorship in Gender Studies, The

University of Copenhagen, DK

2008             External examiner: Senior researcher in history at The National Museum at

Frederiksborg, DK

2008             External examiner: Riksbankens Jubilæumsfond, Sweden

2006             Examiner: Senior researcher in history, The Danish National Archives

2005             External examiner, ph.d. dissertation, The female Woman. Femininity,Citizenship

And Professionalisation, Anne Lykke Poulsen, University of Copenhagen, DK

2004-05        External examiner: Professorship in the history of education, DPU, DK

2003             External examiner: History, The University of Lund, Sweden

2002             External examiner: Research Council for the Humanities, Gender Studies, Oslo,

Norway

2001             External examiner: dr.philos dissertation, Biografiens retorikk [The Rhetoric of the

Biography], Marianne Egeland, The University of Oslo, Norway

1999             External examiner: ph.d. dissertation Historiebevidsthedens dannelse og brug i 1990’erne

[The Making of Historical Consciousness in the 1990s], Marianne Poulsen, The

Danish University of Education

1998             External examiner, dr.philos dissertation, Nina Grieg - Kunstner og Kunstnerhustru

[Nina Grieg - Artist and Artist’s Wife], Inger Elisabeth Haavet, The University of

Bergen, Norway

 

 

1994-98        Tutor, PhD students, The University of Aarhus

1992-93        Tutor, PhD students, Universities of Copenhagen and Roskilde

1993-            Examiner, History, Universities of Copenhagen and Roskilde

 

Areas of Research 1980 - 2013

Methodologies of the historical biography

A series of empirical historical biographies on public figures

Methodology of women’s history and gender studies

19th- and 20th-century Scandinavian educational history

 

 

Publications

9 books, 60 articles in academic, refereed journals, 16 edited books/translations or conference

reports and a series of reviews, chronicles, articles and comments in other journals and

newspapers