Holger Bernt Hansen
Centre for African Studies
Karen Blixens Plads 16
2300 København S
Current research profile and focus
Current research focus: a general analysis of the consequences of Africa's entry into the emerging new world order, based on the theoretical approach that the process of change is influenced by the interplay between external and internal factors. Two case-based studies will be continued: 1) The interplay between domestic policy and foreign policy during the Idi Amin regime in Uganda in the 1970s. 2) An examination of Karen Blixen's letters from Kenya 1914-1920, as source material for the history of World War I in Eastern Africa.
H.B. Hansen 2013: 'Postkoloniale stater i Afrika', i David Kyng et al (eds.), Magt og Mennesker, Gyldendal 2013. Pp. 161 - 187.
Hansen, H.B. 2013: 'Uganda in the 1970s: a decade of paradoxes and ambiguities', Journal of Eastern African Studies, vol. 7, no.1, 2013. Pp. 83-103.
Hansen, H.B. 2015: 'Karen Blixen's letters from Kenya during WW1', Proceedings Scolma Annual Conference, London July 2015
Hansen, H.B. forthcoming 2017: 'Africans in Exile: eight cases from Uganda', in B. Lawrance & N. Carpenter (eds.), Exile in Africa. Mobility, Law and Identity, Indiana University Press
Selected membership of boards and administrative positions
Director of Centre of African Studies, UCPH, 1987-2006
Chairman of the Danish Council for Development Research, 2002-08
Member of Social Science Research Council, 1980-88, chairman 1984-87
Selected visiting research abroad
Makerere University, Uganda, September 2014 and October 2015
Cambridge University, UK, July 2015
Frequent lectures in Nordic and European universities
Regular participation in international academic conferences
Media and journal articles on developments in Africa