The ideas about national identity and modern science have been important for the body’s function as a category for social classification. Although the ideas were rather antagonistic they merged into a national-scientific framework in which they made it possible to identify men as Danes by physical appearance, corporeal control and behavior.
In his research, Søren Hansen looks at the body’s function as a category for social classification and how this has been reflected in the classification of Danes and non-Danes.
Søren Hansen - Foreign bodies: An inquiry into the body as a category for social classification highlighted by selected Danish literary scholarly texts from the 20th century.
The supervisor is Prof. Henk van der Liet
The ceremony is open to the general public.