Peter Aronsson is PhD in history, Lunds University 1992. His dissertation dealt with the historic conditions for creating a durable democratic culture. The role of historical narrative and consciousness to direct action has been focused in recent research both as regards historiography proper and the uses of the past in the historical culture at large.

He has co-ordinated several international projects exploring the uses of the past in National Museums and participates in a large project on historical consciousness, exploring the general concept of history. See Eunamus, Histcon and Nordic Spaces.

Among his recent publications are together with Simon Knell and A. Amundsen, (eds). National Museums. Studies from around the World. (London: Routledge, 2010); with Lizette Gradén, (eds.). Performing Nordic heritage. Everyday practices and institutional culture. (Burlington: Ashgate, 2013) and with Gabriella Elgenius (eds.). National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010. Mobilization and legitimacy, continuity and change. (London, Routledge, 2015).

After a successful building of a multi-disciplinary research unit on the role of culture in Society at Linköpings University 2001-2012 he was 2013–2015 dean and deputy vice chancellor for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and responsible for Collaboration with society at Linnaeus University From 2016 appointed as Pro-Rector for Linnaeus university. He was appointed by the Government to act as Vice-Chancellor from 2017 to 2023. A full CV can be found here and a shorter one in English can be found here as well. 


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