Rum: 908
E-post: gudmjons@hi.is

Professor Guðmundur Jónsson, historiker vid Islands universitet, Reykjavik, är gästprofessor vid Historiska institutionen mellan den 26 oktober till 18 november, 2014.

Han är inriktad på ekonomisk och social historia, inklusive välfärdsstatshistoria. Han har medverkat flera av våra nordiska samarbetsprojekt, senast i NordWel. Han är en av författarna till boken om välfärdsstatens begreppshistoria i de nordiska länderna, projektet The Meanings of the Welfare State.

Den 12 november föreläser Professor Guðmundur Jónsson om ”Iceland: A Nordic consensual Democracy?” vid Seminariet för modern politisk historia, kl 13-15 i sal D900.

In English

Guðmundur Jónsson is professor of history at the University of Iceland. His has published widely on modern Icelandic history, including economic growth, economic and social policy, and Iceland's European policy.

Current research:

  • The Meanings of the Welfare State: A Conceptual History of a Contested Key Concept in the Nordic Countries. A Nordic interdisciplinary project.
  • History of Icelandic foreign trade 900-2010. Project conducted by five historians at the Institute of Historical Research, University of Iceland.
  • How Does Democracy Work in Iceland? Practices, norms and understanding. A multidisciplinary research project at the University of Iceland investigating the processes that operated within the political and administrative system in the decades prior to the financial collapse in 2008 and the concomitant social and political crisis.
  • The encounter of Danish and Icelandic culture: The Danish community in Iceland, 1900-1970. A multi-disciplinary project conducted by scholars at the University of Iceland and the University of Copenhagen.

Publications include:

'The Icelandic Welfare State in the Twentieth Century', SJH 26:3 (2001); "The Transformation of the Icelandic Economy: Industrialisation and Economic Growth, 1870-1950", in Exploring Economic Growth. Essays in Measurement and Analysis (2004); Iceland's Response to European Economic Integration, 1945-1960" (with Sigurður Snævarr), in Pathbreakers. Small European Countries responding to Globalisation and Deglobalisation (2008); The Impossible Dream: "Transferring the Danish Agricultural Model to Iceland", in  Alan S. Milward and a Century of Change (2012); "Iceland and the Nordic Model of Consensus", SJH 39:4 (2014).