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    Faroe Islands


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Since 2022 Associate Professor in History. From 2003 to 2022 holding positions as a curator. The professional background is within the museum world, curating exhibitions, participating in networks, giving lessons, lectures and presentations of common and special topics.

Research interests

Mainly social and cultural history. Within these two, maritime history as a multidisciplinary field is a key factor in understanding and interpreting contemporary Faroese history, given the Faroes are a seafaring nation and a maritime society. Industrial and business history is of importance and related to maritime history, as the Faroes from the mid and end of 19th century were transformed from a village community to a dynamic fishing and maritime society. The periodical field is Faroese history in the 19th and 20th century and the British social history tradition is a vital inspiration.     


Teaching experience

Faculty of History and Social Sciences - 2000: Culture, Identity and Politics (Mentan, samleiki og politikkur) 2 lessons, 2000: Social Movements (Sosialar rørslur) 5 lessons, 2000-2001/2003: Cultural Theory (Mentanarfrøði I-II) 20 lessons, 2003-2004/2007: Contemporary Faroese History (Nýggjari føroysk søga) 8 lessons, 2005: North-Atlantic Maritime History (Tættir úr norðuratlantiskari stranda- og sjómentan) 3 lessons, 2011: Politics and Public Adminstration (Almennur politikkur og fyrisiting) 1 lesson. Faculty of Education - 2008: Urban History (Havnin sum býur í 20. øld) 1 lesson.   

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, PhD in Social and Cultural History. , Fróðskaparsetur Føroya - The University of the Faroe Islands


Minor in European Ethnology, University of Copenhagen


Master, MA in History and European Ethnology , Aarhus University


Bachelor, Fróðskaparsetur Føroya - The University of the Faroe Islands


External positions

Member of the Board, ICOM Denmark (International Council of Museums, the Danish National Committee.

2017 → …

Curator, Tjóðsavnið (Faroe Islands National Museum)


Curator and appointed museum leader, Fornminnissavnið, Søvn Landsins (Cultural Museum, Faroese National Heritage).


Member of Board , The Health Insurance Fund (Faknevndin fyri Sjúkrakassagrunninum).


2011-22: Head of the conservation project, The Whaling Station – við Áir, Tjóðsavnið (Faroe Islands National Museum)


Member of the Board. Secretary. , The Faroese Academic Masters Union (Magistarafelag Føroya).


Member , NSMMN, North Sea Maritime Museums Network.


Curator, Føroya Fornminnissavn (Cultural Museum of Faroe Islands).


Member of the Board., The Research Council (Granskingarnevndin).


Member of the Board. , The Faroese Science Council (Føroya Vísindaráð).


Member of the Board., The Faroese Academy of Sciences (Føroya Fróðskaparfelag).


Curator, Tórshavnar Býarsavn (Tórshavn Museum).


Member , Network of North-Atlantic Historians (Netværk for samarbejde omkring dokumentation, historieskrivning og formidling af de vestnordiske landes fælleshistorie (VNH)


Archivist, Tjóðskjalasavnið, ex. Føroya Landsskjalasavn (National Archives).



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