• Kroghstræde, 1

    9220 Aalborg Øst


Organization profile

Organisation profile

Contemporary History, CHI, is a research group with a focus on a wide range of topics from the late 19th Century to today. It is a period when modern times becomes manifest; it is a period in which democratization continually is confronted by autocratic or totalitarian tendencies, and a period of industrial revolutions, the welfare state and a complete renewal of everyday life.

CHI has defined three focus areas:

  • Welfare state and modernization;
  • International organizations, transnational movements, and civic diplomacy;
  • Environment, energy and sustainability.

CHI aims to improve the research in contemporary history generally through its range of distinctive research activities, annual programme of events, and publications.

Consequently, democracy and democratization are concepts applicable to a broad range of topics and the researchers at CHI cover the following research areas:

  • Democracy and democratization in Europe during the Cold War
  • Democracy and democratization of culture and leisure time in the 20th century
  • Democracy and democratization of work since the early labour movement
  • Democracy and democratization in the welfare state
  • Democracy and left-wing political parties
  • Democratization of everyday life.

These issues are explored from a national as well as a European and a global perspective.

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environmental history Earth & Environmental Sciences
marine resource Earth & Environmental Sciences
correctional institution Social Sciences
ocean Earth & Environmental Sciences
prisoner of war Social Sciences
energy saving Social Sciences
breeding site Earth & Environmental Sciences
UNESCO Social Sciences

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Projects 2002 2019

Research Output 1999 2020

From Resolution to Mainstream Magazine. Knowledge transformation in UNESCO Courier

Simonsen, M., 2020, (In preparation) From Resolution to Mainstream Magazine. Knowledge transformation in UNESCO Courier.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

Viden til folket

Simonsen, M. S., 2020, (In preparation) Aarhus Universitetsforlag. (100 Danmarkshistorier).

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

At fange forandringer. Cirkulationsbegrebet som historisk metode

Simonsen, M., 2019, (In preparation) In : Kontur - Tidsskrift for Kulturstudier.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


Blixenprisen (nominering)

Poul Duedahl (Recipient), 10 Apr 2019

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

DFF-Forskningsleder 2014

Poul Duedahl (Recipient), 6 Feb 2014

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Hoogendijkprijs 2004-2006

Bo Poulsen (Recipient), 10 Dec 2006

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Activities 2000 2019

15th International Saga Conference

Michael Riber Jørgensen (Speaker)
6 Aug 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

1950'erne. Om at lægge samfundet til rette

Mogens Rüdiger (Lecturer)
9 Dec 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

1989-2009: the East European Revolutions in Perspective

Bent Boel (Speaker)
17 Oct 200918 Oct 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Press / Media

Et forsvundet hoved

Poul Duedahl


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Poul Duedahl

Poul Duedahl


4 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Nomineret til Blixenprisen

Poul Duedahl


2 media contributions

Press/Media: Press / Media