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Casper Andersen

Associate Professor

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 the global history of nuclear weapons, 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 areas 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.

Since 2021 I am chair person in the Danish society for the history of technology 

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.  

 

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