Peter Edelberg

Peter Edelberg

Associate Professor

Current Research

From Feb. 1., 2019, I will be part of a Scandinavian research group, studying Scandinavian LGBT-history under the headline: 'A Nordic Queer Revolution? Homo- and Trans-Activism in Denmark, Norway and Sweden 1948-2018'. The project is transnational, and my part will deal with the Scandinavian LGBT associations in the twentieth century.

From 2012 through 2014 I was doing a post.doc. in a larger Nordic project, History of Nordic Historiography beyond Methodological Nationalism - Comparative and Cross-National Perspectives, c. 1850s onwards. In my part I focus on the breakthrough of social history in the 1960s in the Nordic countries and the methodological and theoretical discussions that followed.

Other Research Areas

Danish and European History in the twentieth century

gender and sexuality
 - homosexuality
 - prostitution
 - pornography
 - paedophilia
 - masculinity

the history of the welfare state
 - democratization
 - crime
 - police
 - disciplining
 - child care
 - subjectification

historiography and theory of history
 - theories and methods of cultural history
 - post-structuralist method and theory
 - classical and functional source criticism
 - Michel Foucault and his successors
 - queer theory

history of the German Occupation of Denmark 1940-45
 - the resistance movements
 - Special Operations Executive (SOE)
 - historiography of the Resistance

Other areas of interest in random order: family history, fantasy literature, J. R. R. Tolkien (and his art languages, especially Quenya and Sindarin), Faroe Islands, religion, mythology, Christianity, theology, history of language, existentialism, Søren Kierkegaard, K. Olesen-Larsen.

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