A. Lif Lund Jacobsen

Ph.d , Assistant professor


Research activity per year

Personal profile



2014-         Reseacher and archivst, Danish National Archive

2011-2013  Post doc, Centre of Science Studies Study, Institute of Physics, Aarhus University

2011          Academic Consultant to OCEAN2012, Brussels, Belgium

2010          Research Assistant, School of History and Classics, University of Tasmania, Australia

2006-2007  Project manager on the Danish marine expedition Galathea 3

                 Project: Educating the Public, a century of communicating marine science.

2005-2007  Network coordinator at Centre for Energy and Society (CES)

2004-2005  Curator at Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet, Esbjerg, Denmark

2003-2004   Research Assistant, Centre for Maritime and Regional Studies,

                  University of Southern Denmark.



2012 University Pedagogy for Assistant Professors (Adjunktpædagogikum), Aarhus University.

2011  Project management methods at Metier, Copenhagen. PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner.

2005 - 2010  Ph.d. candidate at School of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia The thesis was on the environmental history of trawling, fisheries management and marine science in New South Wales, from 1865-1961.The thesis received top marks of AA

2001- 2003 MA studies at Centre of Maritime and Regional Studies at University of Southern Denmark. MA thesis on the Limfjord fishery from 1890 to 1925, focusing on its biology, economy and management. The thesis received top marks of 11

2001  Exam in bio-statistic from Biological Institute at Aarhus University, Denmark

1996-2001  BA studies at Institute for History and Information Technology at Aarhus University, Denmark



Research areas

 My research is focused on history of science, science & policy and environmental history. I have recently shifted my attention from marine biology towards geophysics, especially seismology.  The disciplines of both marine biology and seismology have experienced degrees of politicisation in the 20th century which have influenced the direction of research and the role of the scientist. To demonstrate such changes within a discipline I often take a biographical approach, using the history of an individual or research institution to illustrate the larger history.

All my research has been based upon archival research and studies of historic publications.

External positions

Censor, historie

2018 → …

Associated researcher, Niels Bohr Archive

2014 → …

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