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Niels Brimnes

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae


Niels Brimnes



Languages: Danish (fluent), English (fluent), German

Present Position: Associate Professor (Lektor)

Address: Department of Culture and Society University of Aarhus, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Phone: +45 87162215

E.mail: hisnb@cas.au.dk             

Web: http://person.au.dk/hisnb


Employment Record


2002-: Associate Professor (Lektor) Aarhus University

1999-2002: Assistant Professor (Adjunkt), Aarhus University

1997-1999: Archivist, Danish National Archives, Copenhagen


Research and research management qualifications


2012-2015: Director, Aarhus University Research Programme on 'Transnational Modernities'

2006-2008: Main organiser of 'Global Cultural History – Network for historical studies of Colonialism and Post-Colonialism', research network funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research (Humanities)


Additional professional activities


2020: DUO Guest Professor, Dept. of Humanities and Socal Sciencies, IIT - Madras, Chennai India

2016-2019: Head of Department, History and Classical Studies, Aarhus University

2011-: Series Editor (with Sanjoy Bhattacharya, University of York), ‘New Perspectives in South Asian History’, Orient Blackswan

2013-2017: Editor, Temp – tidsskrift for historie

2010-: Member of editorial board, Temp – tidsskrift for historie

2008-2011: Member of Editorial Board, Medical History

2009: Guest Editor, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, special issue ‘Reassessing Smallpox Vaccination, 1789-1900’.

2009: Guest Editor, Itinerario, special issue ‘Scandinavian Colonialism’

2008: Visiting Fellow, Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

2007: Visiting Scientist, Institute for the history of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

2005: Visiting Fellow, British Council and the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, London

2003-2006: Director of Studies (Studieleder), Section of History, Aarhus University

2001: Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall College, Cambridge

1989-2010: Member of editorial board, Den jyske Historiker


Professional Qualifications


1996: Ph.D., Cambridge University (Supervisor: Professor C. A. Bayly)

1992: Cand mag. (M.A), History (major), history of ideas (minor), Aarhus University

Visiting Fellow, Centre Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.