Dr. Mikkel Munthe Jensen

Mikkel Munthe Jensen works in the field of Intellectual History, the History of Knowledge and the History of Universities. His focus is on the early modern cultural and political history of science and higher learning and on the developing fields of digital humanities. He is the project director of the DFG Project Institutionalising the Law of Nature and Nations: The Universities of Kiel, Greifswald and Rostock 1648–1806. Additionally, he is the editor and project manager of the prosopographical database project Natural Law 1625-1850: Database, and since 2018, he has also been the research coordinator and member of the international research project Natural Law 1625-1850 at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies and the Research Centre Gotha, both at the University of Erfurt. He earned his doctoral degree at the European University Institute in Florence (EUI) with a dissertation on the history of Nordic universities, which was supervised by Prof. Stéphane van Damme and Prof. Ann Thomson.

Jensen has been the national Management Committee Member for Denmark in the COST Action project Reassembling the Republic of Letters at the University of Oxford, and coordinated and co-developed of the digital visualisation and exploration tool VIA, Virtual Itineraries of Academics. Besides working on the idea of property in natural law, he is also working as consultant in Digital Humanities and database development for Bibliothek des Eigentums within the SFB Strukturwandel des Eigentums.

Mikkel Munthe Jensen holds a Phd degree and a Master of Research degree from the European University Institute, Florence and a Candidatus Magisterii (MA) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Copenhagen.

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