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CV – Helle Jørgensen

CV

Education

2010 PhD – Department of History and Area Studies, Aarhus University (AU)
2005 Master of Anthropology – Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen (UC)
2002 Bachelor of Anthropology – Department of Anthropology, UC

Employment

Sept. 2014 – Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Studies, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural heritage, University of Birmingham.

  • Research, teaching, administration and supervision
April – June 2014 Editorial assistant at the Department of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen. Work on a book anthology about the old governor’s residence in Tranquebar, a former Danish trading colony in Tamil Nadu (South India).

  • Editing chapters, completing bibliography and lists of illustrations, glossary, etc.
  • Contributing writings for boxed texts based on archival sources
  • Locating images for illustrations in archives
  • Translation of Danish sources for citations
Jan. – Feb. 2014 Project employee in the PhD administration at AU Research and Talent, Arts

  • Carrying out an analysis of the factors behind delays in PhD completion time at Arts
  • Secretarial tasks related to PhD program administration and meetings
  • Introduction to administrative case management in the IT system PhD Planner
Feb. 2013 – Aug. 2013 MA thesis supervisor at International Studies, Department of Culture and Society, AU.
June 2013 Project employee at the National Museum of Denmark. Responsible for:

  • Creating a photo-based web gallery on present-day Tranquebar
  • Writing illustrated articles for the webpage of the Tranquebar Initiative
  • Writing a report with recommendations on the development of heritage and tourism in Tranquebar for the Ministry of Tourism in Tamil Nadu
 Jan. 2013 – Feb. 2013 Postdoc, Department of Culture and Society, AU. Employed on a grant from the Farumgaard Foundation in order to complete a monograph based on my PhD dissertation.
Sept. 2012 – Jan. 2013 Teaching at the Department of Culture and Society, AU. Course on “Material Culture” for students of cultural history at MA level.
 Feb. 2012 – June 2012 Teaching at European Studies at the Department of Business Communication, AU.  Course on “the Cultural Foundations of Europe” for students at BA level.
 Jan. 2012 Project employee at the Department of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies, UC. Editorial work for a book anthology on Tranquebar.
 Sept. 2011 – Dec. 2011 Teaching at South Asian Studies at the Department of History and Area Studies, AU. Course on “Introduction to the History of South Asia” for students at BA level.
 Jan. 2011 – Aug. 2011 Research assistant at the Center of Museology, Department of Aesthetic Studies, AU. Responsible for:

  • Conducting a qualitative study on barriers and potential for museum use amongst young people in Denmark on behalf of the National Cultural Heritage Agency
  • Planning and coordination of museology seminars and curricula
  • Providing information on the museology study programme for prospective students at BA level
  • Methodological advice to a PhD student associated with the Center
 Sept. 2010 – Dec. 2010 Teaching at the Scandinavian Department, AU. Course on “Cultural Anthropology” for the study programme in Experience Economy at MA level.
 July 2010 – Nov. 2010 Postdoc at the Department of History and Area Studies, AU. Transition scholarship from the AU Research Foundation. Work on research articles.
 June 2010 – Dec. 2010 Teaching at the Center of Museology, Department of Aesthetic Studies, AU. Course on “Institutions, Power and Collections” for students at BA level.
 March 2007 – Feb. 2010 PhD fellow, Department of History and Area Studies, AU.  The tasks included:

  • Research on the negotiation of local and transnational interests in the former Danish trading colony Tranquebar with emphasis on the present restoration and tourism development which promotes Tranquebar as a heritage town.
  • Teaching at two courses: “Cultural Heritage – the Past in the Present” (autumn semester 2008), a course for students at BA level, which included supervision of students and examination of BA theses, and ”History, Myths and Narratives in an Anthropological Perspective” (autumn semester 2009), a course for students at BA level and open university at the Department of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies, UC.
  • Co-convening “Globalized Heritage”, an international research seminar for PhDs, held in cooperation between the Danish Research School of History and the Danish Research School of Anthropology and Ethnography.
 Dec. 2004 – Feb. 2007 Various academic project employments at the Museum of Møn, a local museum of cultural history, covering the period 1660 to the present. The tasks included:

  • Work as a museum curator with special responsibilities for dissemination
  • Curating temporary and permanent exhibitions
  • Collecting and managing in- and outgoing loans of objects
  • Writing press releases and newsletter articles
  • Oral dissemination at cultural events, lectures, guided tours
  • Managing the museum’s administrative archive and keeping minutes at meetings
  • Evaluating the museum’s school service
  • Conducting research on local cultural environments for use in a pilot project for the planning of a national park
Feb. 2004 – May 2004 Assistant teacher at the Department of Anthropology, UC. Course on qualitative methods for students at BA level. Teaching at preparatory seminars and counselling 28 students during their project planning and fieldwork.

Other academic experience

2014 – cont. Member of the corps of external examiners for Anthropology at UC and AU.
2010 – cont. Member of the corps of external examiners for Minority Studies and Comparative Cultural Studies at UC and the Cultural Encounters Study Programme at Roskilde University.
2008 – 2014 Examiner at the history section of the Department of History and Area Studies (now the Department of Culture and Society), AU.
2008 – cont. Anonymous peer reviewer for various journals, including:

2008–2009 Member of the editorial board for the journal Den Jyske Historiker [The Jutlandic Historian]. Peer reviewing and proofreading.

Membership of research networks

The Tranquebar Initiative of the National Museum of Denmark
The Association of Critical Heritage Studies
GlobArch – Researching Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of a Global World
The Danish Network for Cultural Memory Studies
Nordic Forum for South Asia (NoFSA)
British Association for South Asia Studies (BASAS)