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2014.03.05 | People

Professor emeritus Svend Erik Larsen, Comparative Literature, appointed Honorary Professor

Professor emeritus Svend Erik Larsen, Comparative Literature, spent Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 as a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at University College London. UCL has now appointed him Honorary Professor from 2014-2019, affiliated with the School of European Languages, Culture and Society.

2014.02.10 | PhD Students

PhD student gets EliteForsk travel scholarship

PhD student Niels Christian Hansen, Department of Aesthetics and Communication, receives DKK. 300000 EliteForsk travel scholarship. The scholarship will take the young scientist to Washington, Seoul and Sydney, among other places.

In cooperation with the Danish Ministry of Housing, Rural and Urban Affairs, Aarhus University is presenting some Danish ideas about intelligent and sustainable urban development at an international congress in Barcelona.

2013.11.20 | Research

Danish ideas about intelligent urban development

A major international congress is currently being held in Barcelona, with Aarhus University joining the Danish Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs to present some Danish ideas about intelligent and sustainable urban development.

2013.11.13 | Students, Workshop

Nordic cosmopolitans

This workshop brings together academics and curators to discuss the most recent scholarship on art and internationalism in Scandinavia at the 'long fin de siecle' (ca. 1870-1920).

2013.10.18 | People

Svend Erik Larsen elected to international board

Professor Svend Erik Larsen, Comparative Literature, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Academia Europaea

2013.09.26 | Lecture / talk


An open series of lectures on world literature starts next week and will offer a total of six tandem lectures, during which internationally recognised researchers from universities abroad will collaborate with researchers from Aarhus University in an effort to put world literature into perspective.

2013.09.20 | Publication

Open Call for Papers "Women in Arts" PASSEPARTOUT No. 37. (Spring 2015)

Passepartout is published semi-annually by the Department of Art History at the University of Aarhus. It is one of the largest peer-reviewed journals on art history and theory in Scandinavia. Each edition has a theme, inspired by current issues in art historical research and debate.

Karina Lykke Grand is responsible for a major research-based Golden Age exhibition at ARoS entitled GOLD – treasures from the Danish Golden Age. In the exhibition she gives us an entirely new perspective on the Golden Age.
Golden Age artists often used to paint each other at work. These paintings reflect their own self-image as lonely, hard-working individuals. But this was not the whole truth about their lives, explains assistant professor Karina Lykke Grand. The truth is that the artists liked company, and cafés were used to create small tourist enclaves. (Wilhelm Bendz, Bjerglandskab, approx. 1831. Oil on canvas, 28.9 x 33.9 cm. Belongs to the Hirschsprung Collection, Copenhagen. Photo: The Hirschsprung Collection.)
When the phenomenon of tourism arose in the Golden Age, an anti-tourism movement started as well. The anti-tourists often regarded tourists as lazy English noblemen who only went abroad to enjoy themselves. Wilhelm Marstrand, Rejsende i Venedig, 1854. Oil on paper, 35.3 x 26.4 cm. Belongs to the Hirschsprung Collection, Copenhagen. Photo: The Hirschsprung Collection.

2013.07.02 | Art, culture and media

When is a tourist not a tourist?

When the whole concept of tourism arose back in the Golden Age, there was also an anti-tourism movement. Artists rejected the idea of being streamlined tourists in favour of what they regarded as a more authentic form of travel. And the hunt for authenticity is still going on in the modern world.

[Translate to English:] Wallanderland er en ny bog af Anne Marit Waade, der belyser, hvordan landskaber, lys og provinsmiljø spiller en afgørende rolle i tv-serier og markedsføringen af dem. 
Anne Marit Waade, lektor på Medievidenskab, forsker i filmturisme og betydningen af locations.

2013.07.04 | Bogomtaler, Knowledge exchange

Following in the footsteps of your heroes

Ystad has a Wallander package, Paris offers a Da Vinci trip, and Oxford has Harry Potter tours. It’s called film tourism, and it has grown into a world-wide phenomenon. In Denmark film tourism is still relatively new, but one expert believes that in future Danish towns and cities will play an increasingly major role when tourists want to see where…

2013.06.25 | Research

Professor Svend Erik Larsen, Comparative Literature, has been appointed to an expert panel

Professor Svend Erik Larsen, Comparative Literature, has been appointed to the expert panel set up to evaluate research and research management in Latvia during Fall 2013

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