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Michael Böss

D.Phil., Associate Professor Emeritus/Emerita

Curriculum Vitae

Personal website: www.michaelboss.dk



Born 14 September 1952 in Copenhagen.

Present position and employment:



Professor emeritus of History and Canadian Studies.


Academic career:

Director of MatchPoints Seminar, Aarhus University, 2009-17

Director of Canadian Studies Centre, 2008-17

Associate Professor of History, University of Aarhus, 1998-2017

Direcror of Centre for Irish Studies, 1999-2012

Associate Professor of History and Politics, Aarhus School of Business, 1994-1998.

Free lance, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, 1986-1999.

Editor and reader with Spektrum Publishers, Gyldendal Publishers and Systime Publishers

Lecturer, Lemvig Gymnasium, 1980-1993.

Assistant Lecturer, University of Aarhus, 1977-1980.

Assistant Lecturer, Centenary College, Louisiana, 1976.


Research abroad and grants:

Newfoundland and Labrador Aug. 2015

Department of Philosophy, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Sep-Oct 2014

Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, March-April 2012

Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, fall 2011

Department of History, Monash University, Melbourne, fall 2010

Danish American Immigrant Archive, Dana College, Nebraska, August 2009

Evergreen State College, Washington, fall 1995

Several research periods in Ireland 

University of Aarhus, special grant of appreciation (DKK 50,000), December 2007. 

University of Aarhus Publication Grant, 2005.

Faculty Enrichment Grant, Foreign Affairs, Canada, research July-August 2000.

Canadian Studies Seminar, University of Ottawa, August 2000.

Fulbright Research Scholarship, Evergreen State College and University of Washington, 1995.

Norwegian Research Foundation Grant, October - December 1993.

Foreign Ministry of Denmark, Development Unit (DANAID), India, 1990.

Foreign Affairs, Japan, travel grant, 1986.

US State Department, Free University, Berlin, 1979.

Salzburg Seminar Fellowship, 1977.


Professional honours

Member of the executive of the Forum for the Future of Irish Studies. 

President of the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS), 2001-05.

Vice President of EFACIS, 2006-07. 

Co-chairman of the Nordic Irish Studies Network, 1997- 

Co-founder of the Nordic Irish Studies Network and the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies.

Associated scholar, Centre of Irish Studies University of Lille III. 2001-07

President of the Danish Association for American Studies, 1994-98.


Guest Lectures:

Copenhagen University

University of Southern Denmark

Aalborg University

University of Lund

Dalarna University College 


Graduate studies abroad:

McGill University, Montreal, Canada 1974

Centenary College, Louisiana, USA, 1976