Morten Rasmussen - Chair of CEMES – University of Copenhagen

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Morten Rasmussen – Associate Professor at the Centre for Modern European Studies

Morten Rasmussen is associate professor in Twentieth European history at the Saxo Institute. He also functions as chair for CEMES from 2014-2016.

Morten Rasmussen, b. 1971, has since 2005 been working to promote European studies in different capacities at the University of Copenhagen. From 2005 to 2008 he worked as a research coordinator for the research priority area Europe in transition. From 2009 to 2013 he functioned as vice chair at CEMES. He studied history at University of Aarhus and obtained his degree in 1996. He then took his PhD in history and civilisation at the European University Institute in 2004 with a dissertation on Denmark’s road to membership of the European Community in 1973. He has since then published extensively on the history of European integration, including the editing of several anthologies and journal special issues. The focus of the publications has been Denmark’s European policy, the role of history in the broader field of European studies, historiographical analysis and finally the new history of European law. It is in the latter field that he has recently contributed in a significant way. In 2013 he launched an FKK funded collective research project on the battles over the constitutional practise that has been established in the field of European law. The project involves twelve historians and will run until 2015. (http://europeanlaw.saxo.ku.dk)