Department of Politics and Society

Organising committee

Marianne Rostgaard

Marianne Rostgaard

Marianne Paasch

Marianne Paasch - member of the IRFD Network Digitization and the Future of Archives

Marianne Paasch is research assistent and part-time lecturer at the Department of History, Institute for Culture and Global Studies, at Aalborg University. She holds a PhD in information and records management from Aalborg University. Paasch’s research focuses mainly on (born) digital archives and the practices surrounding the creation and use of digital information in organizational settings in both the public and private sector in Denmark and internationally – and how these information management and archival practices and processes influence the long-term preservation and use of (born) digital archives in the future.

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Christian Larsen

Christian Larsen - member of the IRFD Network Digitization and the Future of Archives

Christian Larsen (b.1974), senior researcher, PhD, The Danish National Archives. He works with appraisal, records handling, and transfer of public digital records, in particular the Danish municipalities and regions. His main scientific focus areas are Danish educational history, and the history of the Danish civil service. He is the author, co-author or editor of 24 peer reviewed monographs and articles, amongst others “A Diversity of Schools: The Danish School Acts of 1814 and the Emergence of Mass Schooling in Denmark”, Nordic Journal of Educational History, 2017) and “The Danish secondary schools 1880-1950: national legislative framework and local implementation”, Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2018, and together with E. Nørr and P. Sonne: Da skolen tog form. 1780-1850. Dansk skolehistorie (2013).

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Elizabeth Shepherd

Elizabeth Shepherd - member of the IRFD Network Digitization and the Future of Archives

Professor Elizabeth Shepherd, Head of Department and Director of Research, Department of Information Studies, UCL. Research interests are rights in records, links between records management and information policy compliance and government administrative data (including the MIRRA project, Memory - Identity - Rights in Records – Access, on Twitter: @mirraproject, blog at: https// She also researches the development of the archive profession in 20th Century England, and the life and work of pioneering women archivists in England.

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Kristin Veel

Kristin Veel - member of the IRFD Network Digitization and the Future of Archives

Kristin Veel (born 1979). Associate Professor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies. Her research focuses on the impact of digital technology on the contemporary cultural imagination with a special interest in archives, surveillance and narration. She is PI of the YDUN research project Uncertain Archives: Adapting Cultural Theories of the Archive to Understand the Risks and Potentials of Big Data. She has published the monograph Narrative Negotiations: Information Structures in Literary Fiction (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009) and is co-editor of ten collected volumes and special journal issues.

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Helle Strandgaard Jensen

Helle Strandgaard Jensen - member of the IRFD Network Digitization and the Future of Archives

Helle Strandgaard Jensen is associate professor at Department of History and Classical Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark. She holds a PhD from the European University Institute. Jensen’s work focuses on contemporary childhood and media history in Scandinavia, Western Europe and the US after 1945. She combines historical methods with theoretical approaches from cultural studies and media studies. One part of her research has media as the historical object of study. The other looks at how digital media – in particular digital archives, sources, and research tools – influence the discipline of history. She is the author of From Superman to Social Realism: Children’s Media and Scandinavian Childhood (John Benjamins 2017) as well as a number of articles on childhood history, children’s media culture, and digital archives’ impact on historiography.

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Anneli Sundqvist

Anneli Sundqvist - member of the IRFD Network Digitization and the Future of Archives

Anneli Sundqvist (born 1963), ph.d. 2009 with the dissertation Search Processes, User Behaviour and Archival Representational Systems. She is associate professor in archivistics at Oslo Metropolitan University, with the teaching areas archival theory, general records management, functional analysis, and user behaviour. She has previously held a position as senior lecturer in archival science at the Mid Sweden University in Härnösand. Before that she worked as a professional archivist in the private sector. Her research interests can be described as a matrix consisting of three partly overlapping research areas: information behaviour and documentation practices, information representation and materiality, and technology and institutional and organizational change; crosscutted by a strand of intradisciplinary and theoretical development.


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