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Successful PhD Defense

The 17th of November CISTAS researcher Anders Sevelsted held a successful PhD defense of his PhD titled:

Interpreting Bonds and Boundaries of Obligation
A genealogy of the emergence and development of Protestant voluntary social work in Denmark as shown through the cases of the Copenhagen Home Mission and the Blue Cross (1850 – 1950)
 
The dissertation argues that Christian voluntary social work emerging in late 19th century Copenhagen constituted a break with previous forms of social provision for those considered ‘undeserving’ poor and explores the ideational inspirations for and consequences of this break. Three papers show through the case of the Copenhagen Home Mission the kind of reinterpretations that were required to integrate voluntary social work into a Lutheran revivalist tradition as a vocabulary of motive, through the case of the Copenhagen-based temperance organization the Blue Cross the types of translation processes that it took to expand nationally as they adapted an international social movement to the local Danish context, and how the Blue Cross brought religious ideas to resonate with scientific (eugenic-hereditary) and political (social democratic) ideas in a promotion of certain ‘illiberal’ policies, specifically practices of forcible treatment of alcoholics.
 
Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Liv Egholm Feldt
Department of Business and Politics
Copenhagen Business School
 
Secondary Supervisor:
Professor Anker Brink Lund
Department of Business and Politics
Copenhagen Business School
 
Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Joachim Lund
Department of Business and Politics
Copenhagen Business School
 
Professor Elisabeth Clemens
Department of Sociology
University of Chicago
 
Professor Hans Joas
Faculty of Theology
Humboldt University of Berlin

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07-02-2018
CISTAS researcher Anders Sevelsted has been rewarded a 2-year Post-doc
 
 

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29-11-2017
Successful PhD Defense
 
 

Congratulations to CISTAS researcher Anders Sevelsted!
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Seminar at Australian National University (ANU)
 
 

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SSHA annual conference 2017:
 
 

The CISTAS project will be presenting two panels at this years 42nd Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association in Quebec, Canada.
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Call for contributions to Voluntas special issue:
 
 

Civil Society Organizations: the Site of Legitimizing the Common Good.