Anne Løkke receives research prize from the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs – University of Copenhagen

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19 November 2014

Anne Løkke receives research prize from the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs

Research prize

Anne Løkke, professor in History at the Saxo Institute, is this years' recipient of the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs' research prize for Humanities and Social Sciences. She receives the prize for her research on body, health, and everyday-life.

Professor Anne Løkke. Photo: Rie Neuchs ©

Professor Anne Løkke. Photo: Rie Neuchs ©

A matter of life and death
The Danish Association of Masters and PhDs (Dansk Magisterforening – DM) awards the research prize for Humanities and Social Sciences for 2014 and 50000 DKK to professor Anne Løkke, Saxo Institute. The prize is awarded on the basis of nominations from research colleagues, and the final choice is in the hands of a prize committee primarily comprised of researchers from Danish universities. The nomination of Anne Løkke states:

- Anne Løkke’s combination of knowledge from the cultural analytical field and the medical area has given new insights on body, health, and everyday-life. Her interdisciplinary research shows that cultural choices are not merely a matter of taste they are decisive for life and death. She combines cutting-edge research with inclusive and exciting dissemination of research findings.

A happy and proud recipient
Anne Løkke is founder and leader of BioHistory Group; this group studies the historicity of body and health. Further, she is partner and Co-PI in the interdisciplinary research project Governing Obesity (GO) funded by University of Copenhagen and part of the university’s Excellence Programme. Additionally, she is a member of the research policy committee of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

- I am very proud to receive this prize. It is nice to be acknowledged for the my research efforts, and it is even more satisfying to be acknowledged by the colleagues, says Anne Løkke.

The research prize was awarded at 10 am, November 19th, 2014 at the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs.

Read more about the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs (DM) at dm.dk.