Anders Sevelsted

PhD student


 Phone: (+45)20654955

 Anders Ludvig Sevelsted (b. 1982) holds a master’s degree (cand.scient.soc) in Sociology from the University of Copenhagen. His work combines third wave historical sociology, pragmatism, and cultural sociology. His current Ph.D. project traces the revivalist Protestant inspirations for voluntary social work in Denmark from the 1850s to the 1950s. The foundational side of the project deals with the emergence and institutionalization of universalist ideal projects, while the empirical side focuses on three historical junctures: The emergence of voluntary social work in revivalist Protestant Home Mission in Copenhagen 1865 – 1900, the emergence and institutionalization of this work in the field of treatment of alcoholics in The Blue Cross temperance association (1895-1930), and the influence of eugenic ideas on social democracy and The Blue Cross in their approach to the treatment of alcoholics (1910- 1943).

For more information about the project: Civil society and voluntarism.


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

On the project: The Moral Elites. Who shaped the Danish Welfare State (1890-1933)?
Successful PhD Defense

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

CISTAS researcher, Maj Grasten, is invited to give a seminar at the ANU on her work on global civil society and international law
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.
Call for contributions to Voluntas special issue:

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