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Annette Skovsted Hansen

Associate professor

Annette Skovsted Hansen
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Current research topics

Global Histories of Ports and Shipping: Port cases such as Tema, Aarhus, Kobe, and Haifa; shifts and continuities in shipping connecting the cases of Ghanaian Black Star Shipping Line; Gold Star Line, and Maersk Line, 1945-2020

Knowledge networks in Danish and Japanese development assistance, 1947-2020

National dictionaries in France, Denmark, and Japan, 1800-1935



In 2019, I received funding from the Danish Foreign Ministry for a research project on Port Efficency and theRRole of Public and Private Capacity Development initiatives in the Port of Tema in Ghana. The project includes researchers from different disciplines both in Ghana and Denmark.

Read more about the project here: http://projects.au.dk/en/pepp/ and on Twitter #PeppPort

Just starting an international network collaboration with Kobe and Haifa Universities about Global Ports and Shipping. Read more about the porject here: 

Participating in initiative to introduce Asian Studies at african Universities


  • United Nations
  • Perspectives on Japanese History
  • Regions in Global History
  • Globalization and Development
  • Japanese Development Assistance
  • Europe and Japan: A History of Contact
  • International Organizations and Institutions
  • Japanese History
  • World History

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