Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997 – 1998
    Visiting fellow, Clare Hall College, University of Cambridge

  • 2001 – 2002
    Post-doc., Department of Church History, University of Copenhagen

  • 2008 – 2009
    Associate Research Professor, The Danish National Research Foundation, Centre of Excellence: Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals (CHMR)

  • 2003 – 2009
    Research fellowship, CHMR

  • Since 2009
    Professor of Church History, University of Copenhagen

Selected publications

  • Parables: Bernard of Clairvaux?s Mapping of Spiritual Topography (Leiden: Brill, 2007), xiv + 344 pages

Edited volumes:

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Cistercian Order (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 336 pages

  • with David Cowling, Commonplace Culture in Western Europe in the Early Modern Period: I Reformation, Counter Reformation and Revolt (Leuven: Peeters, 2011), 278 pages

  • with Stephanie Glaser: Negotiating Heritage: Memories of the Middle Ages (Turnhout: Brepols, 2008), 408 pages

  • with Nils Holger Petersen, Jeremy Llewellyn, and Eyolf Østrem: The Appearances of Medieval Rituals: The Play of Construction and Modification (Turnhout: Brepols, 2004), 219 pages


  • "Trembling in Time: Silence and meaning between Barthes, Chateaubriand and Rancé", in Religion and Pastness, ed. B. Hellemans, W. Otten and M.B. Pranger (New York: Fordham University Press, 2013), pp. 100-120

  • with Emilia Jamroziak, "Introduction: Withdrawal and Engagement", in The Cambridge Companion to the Cistercian Order (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), ed. MBB, pp. 1-22

  • "Je ne comprends point cette sorte de mortification: Seventeenth-century fascination with the Trappists" Transfiguration 2010/2011 (Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum, 2011), pp. 125-60

  • "The cardinal directions", The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2012), pp. 125-6

  • "Un autre Saint Bernard: Representing Bernard of Clairvaux in the age of Louis XIV", in Resonances, ed. N.H. Petersen, E. Østrem and A. Bücker (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011), pp. 173-98

  • "Commonplaces in Cendrillon and Peu d'Ane: Between Academic Dispute, Folklore Magic, and Moral Instruction", in Commonplace Culture in Western Europe in the Early Modern Period I, ed. D. Cowling and M.B. Bruun (Leuven: Peeters, 2011), pp. 229-49

  • "Bernard of Clairvaux and the landscape of salvation", in Brill Companion to Bernard of Clairvaux, ed. B.P. McGuire (Leiden: Brill, 2011), pp. 249-78

  • "Wandering eyes, muttering and frowning", in Monastic Oral Communication, ed. S. Vanderputten (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011), pp. 337-63

Selected projects

  • PI on: "Solitudes: Withdrawal and Engagement in the long Seventeenth Century" collective research project, funded by ERC (Consolidator's grant) 2013 – 2017

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • External reviewer, The Norwegian Research Council, 2011, 2013

  • Research Foundation Flanders, 2011, 2013

  • The Danish Council for Independent Research: Humanities, 2009

  • Peer reviewer, Brepols Publishers, since 2010

  • On assessment committees for post as:

  • Professorship, Institute for Culture and Identity, Roskilde Univ., 2012

  • Associate Professor, Dpt. of History, Aalborg Univ., 2009

  • Research position at Centre for Medieval Studies, Univ. of Bergen, 2007

  • Professorship of Medieval Cultural History, Dpt. of History, Roskilde Univ., 2012

  • On assessment committee for doctoral dissertation (disputats), Institute of History and Civilization, Univ. of Southern Denmark (2013)

  • On PhD evaluation committees at the following institutions:

  • Dpt. of Church History, Univ. of Copenhagen, 2012 and 2013

  • Dpt. of History of Ideas, Univ. of Oslo, 2011

  • Dpt. of History, Roskilde Univ., 2009

  • Institute of History and Civilization, Univ. of Southern Denmark, 2008

  • Dpt. of Architecture, Univ. of Cambridge, 2007

  • Dpt. of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, Univ. of Bergen, 2006


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