Who are National Minorities? Prof. Jørgen Kühl’s Inaugural Lecture at the EUF

On Wednesday, 17 April Prof. Dr. Jørgen Kühl, Chairman of ECMI Executive Board will hold his inaugural lecture at the Europa-Universität-Flensburg (EUF).

ECMI is pleased to share that Prof. Dr. Jørgen Kühl will deliver a lecture at the European University Flensburg on Wednesday, 17 April 2018 at 18:00. The lecture will mark the appointment of Prof. Kühl as an Honorary Professor and will take place at the university campus (Room: OSLO 243).

In his inaugural lecture on ‘Was ist eine nationale Minderheit?’ (‘What is a national minority?’) Prof. Kühl will present the overall concept and existing approaches to national minorities, will place them within the coordinates of the international system, and discuss minorities as objects and tools of hard and soft power. He will also addres civic and ethnonational identities as well and finally, through the concept of ‘imagined kinship’, the lecture will attempt to reach a new analytical tool of post-national minorities.

ECMI team congratulates Prof. Dr. Jørgen Kühl on his appointmnt as an honorary professor and wishes inspiring academic endeavors in his new role!

About Prof. Dr. Jørgen Kühl

Prof. Kühl is the Chairman of the ECMI Executive Board. He is a historian, expert in minority issues and since 2006 the founding Director of the A.P. Møller Skolen in Schleswig. Previously, he was Director of the Museum Danevirke, Director of the Danish Institute of Border Region Studies, Director and Head of the Department of Border Region Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. He taught European contemporary history and ethnic minority issues at the University of Southern Denmark/Flensburg University and the University of Aarhus. He has published more than 270 books and articles focusing on ethnic minority issues and border issues in Europe and the former Soviet Union/post-Soviet states.

Prof. Kühl delivers a lecture at the ECMI Summer School2017 on National Minorities and Border Regions at the Danish Central Library in Flensburg

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