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Wulf Kansteiner new MSO professor at the School of Culture and Society

Wulf Kansteiner has been awarded an MSO professorship with effect from 1 November. “MSO” stands for “with special responsibilities” in Danish.

2015.11.17 | Ulrik Albert Vosgerau

Wulf Kansteiner has been awarded an MSO professorship in history.
He will be focusing in particular on research into migration and memory. There is a tendency in Europe’s cultural memory to regard migration as a problem connected to war, humanitarian crises and the darker sides of history. But many individual Europeans associate migration with positive experiences and opportunities. Wulf Kansteiner will be leading an interdisciplinary research project to study this contradiction among researchers, the general public and politicians with a view to establishing the foundations of a new European memory.

CV: Wulf Kansteiner is 51 years old. He studied at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), where he gained his PhD in 1997. He has been an assistant professor and associate professor of history at the University of Tennessee, Kent State University and Binghamton University (SUNY). In 2014 he became an associate professor at the Department of History and Classical Studies at Aarhus University. He has studied cultural history and historical theory, and is an expert in memory studies. His research has focused in particular on collective memories of Nazism and the Holocaust in films and on television, the narrative structure of historical writing, and the intellectual history of trauma theory.



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