Casper Andersen

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Casper Andersen
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My field of research is history of ideas, science and technology in imperial and global contexts. The main focus of my current research is science, knowledge and decolonization in Africa with a specific emphasis on the role of UNESCO. I also publish on science and religion, heritage, evolution and history of science in Denmark. 

I teach courses in global intellectual history, methods in the history of ideas, history of science and technology, and I run an elective course on the history of modern Africa. I supervise within these atreas from BA to PhD and post doc level.

At the department for Philosophy and History of Ideas I organise and convene the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (HPST) resarch seminars and in 2015 I was elected to The Young Academy of the Royal Danish Academy for Sciences and Letters. 

My first research monograph, British Engineers and Africa 1876-1914 analysed the development of the British engineering profession in the context of imperial expansion in Africa. I have co-edited a five-volume collection on British Governance and Administration in Africa 1880-1939 (2013) and published in leading journals including Technology & Culture, Isis, Canadian Journal of African Studies, History & Antropology, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers among others.  

Ongoing colloborative research project: 

2018-: Horizon 2020 project: European colonial heritage modalities in colonial cities(ECHOES) (http://projectechoes.eu.)

2017-: Getting the big picture on small states. Towards a new research agenda for small state studies, 1815-present day (funded by the Dutch research council): 

http://ams.hi.is/en/research/getting-the-big-picture-on-small-states/     

 

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