Humbled, honoured and excited to be invited by the editors of European Journal of Political Research to join their editorial board. Much looking forward to contributing to this flagship general journal in political science. And much looking forward to getting a glimpse of the engine room of a high-end journal and learn as a researcher.
'Sapere Aude' Research Leader
Still struggling to understand that I was selected as 'Sapere Aude' Research Leader after such tough review process. It took 10 months, 1 internal review in the Social Science Danish Research Council, 1 external review by 3 international experts and then 1 interview where I had to convince the heads of the other Research Councils (Health, Nature, Humanities, Tech) to fund me. For once, I will thank my kids for putting road blocks on my research path. If I had not been on paternity leave for 12 months since my PhD-graduation, I would not have been eligible to apply in the first place..
More about the project: Link & Link
Talk at Constructive Institute, AU
Such a pleasure and joy to talk to the journalist fellows at the Constructive Institute at Aarhus University on Monday. My talk political parties' negative campaigning and the recent Danish national election was summed up amazingly in this cool visual by Mette Stentoft.
Har virkelig nydt de mange nysgerrige, videbegærlige journalister, som har kontakt mig for at snakke om folketingsvalget 2022 - ikke mindst de mange aftener live på Radio4 med spændende analyser af valget.
Jeg var heldigt at få lov til at holde foredrag for FALS årsmøde med 100 spørgelystne samfundsfags-gymnasielærere på Aarhus Katedralskole
Talk i Antwerpen
Kæmpe fornøjelse at præsentere min forskning for M2P-forskningsgruppen på Antwerpen Universitet 7. September 2022. Virkelig stimulerende diskussion!
6 (re)submissions, 5 master-thesis students, 17 bachelor-thesis-students and 3 master thesis to examine
June/July were incredibly busy with 2 article submissions, 4 article resubmissions (fingers crossed!), 5 master-thesis students to finish, 17 bachelor-thesis-students to wrap up, and 3 master thesis to examine. After doing 3 reviews that had been around for far too long, I was able to enter my summer orbit. Luckily my 4 kids will keep me entertained and far away from academic work until I return to organize the 3rd ECPR Party Politics Summer School at Aarhus University on 8-13 August for 25 international graduate students - can't wait!
On 17 June, Danielle May successfully defended her PhD-dissertation (download here), and I had the pleasure to head the assessment committee together with Susan Scarrow (Houston) and Jennifer Hudson (UCL). More info here. Great defense, great day together with fabulous scholars at Dept. of Political Science at Aarhus University!
Tobias Varneskov defends his PhD
Stoked to see Tobias Varneskov defend his PhD-thesis on 18 March 2022 with flying colors. Super happy to have been part of this journey and this end-result as his supervisor. Looking forward to the next step where he will join my research group.
Super excited to see that our book has been published. In the book, we collect and content code more than 250,000 agenda items from 10,000 council meetings in the 98 Danish municipalities, 2007-2016 in order to provide a first large-n multi-variate analysis of the key determinants of the policy agenda. Link to the book:
The data have been released on our webpage: The Aarhus Research Group on Local Policy Agendas (au.dk)
We published a chronicle in the Danish newspaper Politiken on 7 February that offers the key take away messages from the book:
Henrik Bech Seeberg
Political Scientist researching party competition at Aarhus University