Peter Edelberg

Peter Edelberg

Current Research

From 2019 through 2023 I was 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 dealt 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.

Most of my publications are available on ResearchGate:

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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