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Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen

MA & PhD

  • Universitetsvej 1, 42.1

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

20022021

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Research

Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen is a historian of science. His work focuses on the history of the human sciencees as well as the history of higher education in the modern era, from the 17th century to today.  

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He recieved his MA from the University of Copenhagen (1999) and his PhD from Freie Universität Berlin (2003). He has held teaching, research, and visiting postitions at the University of Copenhagen, University of Chicago, Harvard University, University of California at San Diego, Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin and École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris.

He co-founded and currently serves as president of the Critical Edge Alliance, a global alliance of experimental and alternative universities and colleges.

He leads the Science Studies research group at Roskilde University.  

Edited volumes

Humaniora? En spørgende videnskabsteori (Samfundslitteratur, 2020).

(with Rens Bod), The Classics of the Humanities I: From the Enlightenment to the Digital Age, special issue of History of Humanities, 2019.

(with Martin Mulsow and Helmut Zedelmaier), Christoph August Heumann (1681-1764): Gelehrte Praxis zwischen christlichem Humanismus und Aufklärung (Franz Steiner Verlag, 2017).

Selected articles and chapters

(with Rens Bod) "The Forgotten Curriculum of the Humanities", History of Humanities, 4, 2 (2019), 219-227.

"Historien, tiden og fortiden: Om billedet af historieskrivningen i Oplysningstiden", Passage, 32, 78 (2017),  53-75.

"Scholarship as a Way of Life: Character and Virtue in the Age of Big Humanities," History of Humanities, 1, 2 (2016), 387-397.

"Relics of the Past: Antiquarianism and Archival Authority in Enlightenment Germany," Storia della Storiografia, 68, 2 (2015), 69-81.

"Private Übungen und verkörpertes Wissen: Zur Unterrichtspraxis der Geschichtswissenschaft im 19. Jahrhundert," Akademische Wissenskulturen : Praktiken des Lehrens und Forschens vom Mittelalter bis zur Moderne, eds. Martin Kintzinger og Sita Steckel (Basel: Schwabe Verlag, 2015), 143-161.

“Inventing the Archive: Testimony and Virtue in Modern Historiography,” History of the Human Sciences, 26, 4 (2013), 8-26.

"The Language of Objects: Christian Jürgensen Thomsen's Science of the Past," Isis, 103, 1 (2012), 24-53.

"Exploring the Republic of Letters: German Travellers in the Dutch Underground, 1690-1720," Scientists and Scholars in the Field: Studies in the History of Fieldwork and Expeditions, eds. Kristian H. Nielsen, Michael Harbsmeier, and Christopher J. Ries (Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2012), 101-122.

“Leopold Ranke’s Archival Turn: Location and Evidence in Modern Historiography,” Modern Intellectual History, 5, 3 (2008), 425-453.  (Winner of the 2009 Best Article Award of the Forum for History of Human Science).

“Christian Thomasius, Invisible Philosophers, and Education for Enlightenment,” Intellectual History Review, 18, 3 (2008), 319-336.

“Leopold von Ranke, la passion de la critique et le séminaire d’histoire,” Lieux de savoir: Espaces et communautés, ed. Christian Jacob (Paris: Albin Michel, 2007), 462-482.

“How Germany left the Republic of Letters,” Journal of the History of Ideas, 65, 3 (2004), 421-432.

Keywords

  • History, Society
  • Theory of science, History and sociology of science, knowledge and technology, Research policy
  • Education, Learning, Training

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Research Output

Fälschung

Eskildsen, K. R., 2021, (Accepted/In press) Enzyklopädie der Genauigkeit. Krajewski, M., von Schöning, A. & Wimmer, M. (eds.). Konstanz: Konstanz University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Virtues of History: Exercises, Seminars, and the Emergence of the German Historical Discipline, 1830-1900

Eskildsen, K. R., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In : History of Universities.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Humaniora? En spørgende videnskabsteori

Eskildsen, K. R. (ed.), 2020, København: Samfundslitteratur. 178 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearch

Hvad er et videnskabeligt problem?

Eskildsen, K. R., 2020, Humaniora?: En spørgende videnskabsteori. Eskildsen, K. R. (ed.). København: Samfundslitteratur, p. 27-41

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

Hvad er humanistisk videnskab?

Eskildsen, K. R., 2020, Humaniora?: En spørgende videnskabsteori. Eskildsen, K. R. (ed.). Samfundslitteratur, p. 11-25

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

Activities

Performing Enlightenment

Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen (Speaker)

9 May 2020

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Knowing and Performing: Academic Critique and Self-Critique in the Early Northern Enlightenment

Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen (Speaker)

15 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Knowing and Performing series: ”Exquisite choreographic food experiment"

Franziska Bork Petersen (Organizer) & Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen (Organizer)

6 Dec 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Conference Critical Edge Alliance 2019

Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen (Organizer)

6 Jun 20198 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Press / Media

RUC skal stå for tænketank

Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen

29/07/2020

1 item of Media coverage

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RUC skal stå for europæisk tænketank

Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen

27/07/2020

1 item of Media coverage

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Forskeren har mistet sin status som folkehelt

Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen

13/07/2017

1 item of Media coverage

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Forskeren har mistet sin status som folkehelt

Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen

12/07/2017

1 item of Media coverage

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Alle verdens idéer præsenteres på 18 minutter

Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen

10/06/2017

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Prizes

Best Article Award

Eskildsen, Kasper Risbjerg (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

President for Critical Edge Alliance

Eskildsen, Kasper Risbjerg (Recipient), 2018

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President for Critical Edge Alliance

Eskildsen, Kasper Risbjerg (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions