Hans Andrias Sølvará
Dean, PhD
Faculty of History and Social Sciences
Telephone +298 292583
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Teaching
  • Historical Method
  • Modern Faroese History
  • Theory and method of Science
Research interests
  • Historical Method
  • Political History of the Faroe Islands
  • History of the Municipality og Klaksvík
  • Christianity in historical-critical prespective
Latest publications

With Erla Olsen and Magni Mohr (eds.): Fróðskaparrit 64/Faroese Scientific Journal 64 – 2018 (book) - forthcoming

With Höskuldur Þráinsson (eds.): Frændafundur 9. A book with conference papers from the conference Frændafundur in Reykjavík in August 2016 – published in 2018 (book) - forthcoming.

Kvinnumyndir gjøgnum mannfólkaeygu gjøgnum øldirnar (Mens perceptions of women through the centuries). bookchapter 2018 - forthcoming.

Freden i Kiel 1814 - England, Sverige, Danmark og de nordatlantiske øer (The Peace Treaty of Kiel 1814 – England, Sweden, Denmark and the North Atlantic Islands) – p. 101-138. In Froðskaparrit 64/Faroese Scientific Journal 64. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn, 2018. 

Direct Democracy in the Faroe Islands – a comparative study of referendums in a Faroese context - p. 49-102. In Fróðskaparrit 63/Faroese Scientific Journal 63. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn, 2017. 

With Erla Olsen and Magni Mohr (eds.): Fróðskaparrit 63/Faroese Scientific Journal 63. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn, 2017. 

The Rise of Faroese Separatism. Danish-Faroese relations from 1906-1925 and the radicalization of the national- and home rule question - 94 pages. English summary of the ph.d. thesis, Frá sjálvstýri móti loysing. Submitted as a part of the ph.d. thesis and of the ph.d. defence in 2016. Unpublished, 2015 (An extended version published as a book in 2016)

With Erlu Olsen and Magna Mohr (eds.): Fróðskaparrit 62/Faroese Scientific Review 62. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn, 2016. 

De britiske engle. Rigsfællesskabet – mellem dansk afmagt og britisk storpolitik (The British Angels – between Danish powerlessness and British big-time politics) – p. 212-234. Temp 13. In Tidsskrift for Historie. Nyt Selskab for Historie. Århus, 2016. 

The Rise of Faroese Separatism. Danish-Faroese relations from 1906-1925 and the radicalization of the national- and home rule question – 205 pages. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn, 2016.

Frá sjálvstýri móti loysing – donsk-føroysk viðurskifti frá 1906 til 1925 við serligum atliti at radikaliseringini av tjóðskapar- og sjálvstýrisspurninginum (From Home Rule to Secession - Danish-Faroese relations from 1906 to 1925 with special emphazis on the radicalization of the national and homerule question) – 480 pages. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn, 2014.

With Gesti Hovgaard og Beintu í Jákupsstovu (eds.): Vestnorden – nye roller i det internationale samfund (The Westnordic – new roles in the international society) - 192 pages. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn, 2014. 

Description of teaching

TEACHING

Since 1999, I have tought, supervised and been examiner at the Faroese University. In 2001/02 when I was employed at a High School in the Faroe Islands (Eysturoyar Studentaskúli og HF-skeið), 1/3 of my time I was associated to the Faroese University, where I taught in historical disiplines together with Steen Busck (Associate professor in History from the University of Aarhus).

Since November 2009, I have been fully employed at the Faculty of History and Social Science, where I as Dean of the Faculty have been responsible for and participated in the development of a new structure of the growing number of educations at the Faculty – the new structure with three educations was implemented in 2010. Since then students have been enrolled every year – compared to only every third year until 2009.

During this period I have taught and supervised students on all levels - BA, MA and PhD.

PRODUCTION OF TEACHING/EXAMINATION MATERIAL:

I have developed the examination papers (thematic collection of historical sources) for the exam in Historical Method at the Faculty of History and Social Science:

Tilboðið 1906 (The Offer from 1906) - spring 2002
Adressumálið 1917 (The Petition from 1917) - spring 2005
Noregsmálið 1923 (The Norwegian Case from 1923) - autumn 2007
Hossbachuppritið 1937 (The Hossbach Memorandum from 1937) - spring 2011
Læknastríðið 1953 (The Doctors' conflict from 1953) - autumn 2012
Ein semingsroynd 1953 (An Arbitratation 1953) - spring 2014
Friðurin í Kiel 1814 (The Treaty of Kiel 1814) - autumn 2017

A part of this material is in edited and extended versions published in my book Frá Tilboði til Læknastríð (From the Offer to the Doctors' Conflict), Faroe University Press 2013, which is intended to be use in the education in historical method at university level

Since 2009 I have developed courses and written descriptions for courses which I have taught or as Programme Director have been responsible for.

List of courses:

Nationalisman í lokalum og globalum høpi (Nationalism in local and Global Perspective)  BA
Arkivkunnleika (Archival Science)  BA
Søguvísindalig háttaløg (Historical Method) BA and MA
Føroysk nýtíðarsøga (Modern Faroese History) BA
Grundskeið í vísindaástøði (Basics in Scientific Theory) BA
Føroysk vinnusøga eftir kríggið (Faroese industrial history since the Second World War) MA
Føroyskur politikkur í fyrru helvt av 20. øld (Faroese Politics in the first half of the 20th century) MA

Overview

Søgu- og samfelagsdeildin (Faculty of History and Social Science) = SSD, Deildin fyri Heilsu- og Sjúkrarøktarvísindi (Faculty of Healt and Nursingscience) = HSV, Føroyamálsdeildin (Faculty of Faroese Language) = FMD, Náttúruvísindadeildin (Faculty of Natural Science) = NVD)

Spring 2010:

SSD: Føroysk vinnusøga eftir kríggið (Faroese industrial history since the Second World War – master) – oral external exam.

Autumn 2010:

SSD: Føroysk nýtíðarsøga (Modern Faroese History): 40 hours – oral exam.

Spring 2011:

SSD: Søguvísindaligt háttalag (Historical Method): 40 hours – supervising, written exercise and oral exam.

Autumn 2011:

SSD: Grundskeið í vísindaástøði (Course in Scientific Theory): 40 hours – supervising and exam of written theses.

Spring 2012:

SSD: Føroysk nýtíðarsøga (Modern Faroese History): 40 hours – oral exam.

Autumn 2012:

SSD: Søguvísindaligt háttalag (Historical Method): 40 hours – supervising, oral eksam of written theses.

SSD: Examiner: Grundskeið í vísindaástøði (Course in Scientific Theory) – written theses.

Spring 2013:

SSD: Føroysk nýtíðarsøga (Modern Faroese History): 40 hours – oral exam.

SSD: Examiner in Grundskeið í vísindaástøði (Course in Scientific Theory) – written theses.

Spring 2014:

SSD: Føroysk nýtíðarsøga (Modern Faroese History): 40 hours – oral exam

SSD: Examiner in Grundskeið í vísindaástøði (Course in Scientific Theory) – written theses.

Autumn 2014:

SSD: Søguvísindaligt háttalag (Historical Method) – written exercise with an oral exam.

SSD: Examiner in a mastercourse in law, Rule of Law – written exercises.

SSD: Examiner in Grundskeið í vísindaástøði (Course in Scientific Theory) – written exercises.

Spring 2015:

SSD: Føroysk nýtíðarsøga (Modern Faroese History): 40 hours – oral exam.

HSV: Átrúnaður og samfelag (Religion and society): 12 hours – master course.

SSD: Examiner in Grundskeið í vísindaástøði (Course in Scientific Theory) – written exercises.

Autumn 2015:

SSD: Føroysk nýtíðarsøga (Modern Faroese History): 40 hours – oral exam.

SSD: Metodologi skeið (Course in Methodology) – master – lecture at the course.

SSD: Fakskeið í søgu (History Course on the masters programme): 30 hours – and examination of written exercises.

SSD: Supervised master student in history on a thesis named Kvinnufráflyting 1890-1925 (Female emmimigration in 1890-1925).

Spring 2016:

SSD: Føroyskur politikkur í fyrru helvt av 20. øld (Faroese politics in the first half of the 20th century): 40 hours – masters course – oral exam.

SSD: Føroysk nýtíðarsøga (Modern Faroese History): 40 hours – oral exam.

SSD: Master Learning Project. Fattigdom på Færøerne før og nu (Poverty in the Faroe Islands in the past and present). Supervised and exam in January.

SSD: Examiner in Vísindaástøði og metoda (Scientific Theory and Method) in february, 32 written exercises.

SSD: Supervised three bachelor theses in history.

Autumn 2016:

SSD: Lecture at a master course on 15th September 2016 – Diskursur og søgugransking (Discourse and historical research).

SSD: Lecture at a bachelor course on 29th September 2016 – Føroyskur religiøstitetur (Faroese religion)

Spring 2017:

SSD: Føroysk nýtíðarsøga (Modern Faroese History): 40 hours – oral exam.

HSV: Átrúnaður og samfelag (Religion and society): 12 hours – master course.

SSD: Examiner in Vísindaástøði og metodu (Course in Scientific Theory and Method) in february, 52 written exercises.

FMD: Examiner in Vísindaástøði (Scientific Theory), 12 written exercises.

SSD: Examiner in Metoduskeiðið á Masterlæruni (Methodology Course on master), three written exercises.

SSD: Supervised two master theses, two bachelor theses and three groups on the courses Ritgerð I (Exersise) and Ritgerð II (Exersise II)

Autumn 2017:

SSD: Søguvísindalig háttaløg (Historical Method): 40 hours – written exercise and oral exam.

SSD: Examiner in Grundskeið í vísindaástøði (Scientific Theory), 30 written exersises.

Spring 2018:

SSD: Føroysk nýtíðarsøga (Modern Faroese History): 40 hours – oral exam.

SSD: Examiner in Grundskeið í vísindaástøði (Scientific Theory), 25 written exersises.

FMD: Examiner in Vísindaástøði (Scientific Theory), 12 written exersises.

Autumn 2018:

SSD: Søguvísindalig háttaløg (Historical Method): 56 hours – written exercise and oral exam.

SSD: Mannarættindi, religion og politikkur (Human rigths, religion and politics), 6 hours about the origin of Christianity.

SSD: Masterlæran (Master learning programme), 6 hours in hermeneutics and discourse theory.

FMD: Altjóða summarskeið (International summercourse), 2 hours about Faroese history.

Description of research

The first project I became part of was connected to the 150 years anniversary of the Faroese Parliament in 2002. My part in the three-volume work was to write the first volume about the history of the Faroese Parliament. The volume would focus on the period of the reconstituted Faroese Parliament from 1852, while a less extensive part would focus on the ancient Faroese Parliament before 1816. Further, I wrote an article in the second volume. The work was organized by a committee with historians and other experts elected by the chair of the Faroese Parliament and the manuscript was eventually also reviewed by a Faroese expert in political history before it was published in 2002.

In 2007, I became part of an editorial team of non-professionals and professional experts elected by the Municipality of Klaksvík. The goal of the project was to write the history of the municipality of Klaksvík. I constructed a plan for the work - three volumes - and it was decided that I should write the text while the other persons in the editorial team should read the text and support me. The paln was that the first volume should be about the preiod before 1856, the second would be about the period 1865-1940, ond the third volume will be abuut the more recent historical period after the Second World War.

Since 2007, I have worked on a project about the modern political history of the Faroe Islands. This project has resulted in several articles and books about the political history of the Faroe Islands. It has led me to extensive archival research in the Faroe Islands and Denmark. The focus of the project has been the period from 1906 to 1925, when the secessionist movement in the Faroe Islands emerged. The main result has been a nearly 500 pages book (2014) about the political development towards a secessionist movement in the period, but other research articles will be published. A part of this project was to write and publish a book about historical method with mainly Faroese source material.

In the period 2005-2013, I simultaneously worked on a project about the biblical texts and ancient Christianity. The focus was on a source critical reading of the texts. This project has so far resulted in two books and a scientific article published in the period 2007 and 2013. Further, I have written several articles in the newspapers about the subject.

In 2015, I became part of a project led by Gestur Hovgaard about the transformation of the Faroese society in the 19th century. The Faroese Research Council mainly financed the project. The project is to be finished in 2018, several articles are published, but the intention is to continue and write a comprehensive book about the period.

Overview

Klaksvíkar søga. Vol 3. Frá 1940 til 2015 (The History of Klaksvík. Vol. 3. From 1940 to 2015) – published in 2019 (book).

With Gestur Hovgaard, Erling Isholm and Rolf Guttesen: Føroyar í 1800-talinum (Faroe Islands in the 19th Century) - project partly financed by the Faroese Research Council – ongoing until 2018/2019.

Frá sjálvstýri móti loysing, the history of the Faroese secession movement in the first half of the 20th century

A book about historical methotology with Faroese material to use in teaching in historical method

The History of the Faroese Parliament.

Projects

The history of the Municipality of Klaksvík. Two first volumes are published and the third is in progress

The Faroe Islands in the 19th century (2015-2018)

The history of the Faroese Parliament (three volumes published i 2002-2003)

Present projects

The history of the Municipality of Klaksvík

Finished projects

The Faroe Islands in the 19th century (2018)

The book about historical method is published (2013).

The history of the faroese Parliament (2003)

Overview

Books:

With Erla Olsen and Magni Mohr (eds.): Fróðskaparrit 63/Faroese Scientific Journal 63. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn, 2017. 

With Erlu Olsen and Magna Mohr (eds.): Fróðskaparrit 62/Faroese Scientific Review 62. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn, 2016.

The Rise of Faroese Separatism. Danish-Faroese relations from 1906-1925 and the radicalization of the national- and home rule question – 205 pages. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn, 2016. 

With others (eds.) related to a schoolbook written by Erling Isholm: Søgubók 4. Ein søguferð (History 4. A travel in history). NÁM, Tórshavn, 2015

Frá sjálvstýri móti loysing – donsk-føroysk viðurskifti frá 1906 til 1925 við serligum atliti at radikaliseringini av tjóðskapar- og sjálvstýrisspurninginum (From Home Rule to Secession - Danish-Faroese relations from 1906 to 1925 with special emphazis on the radicalization of the national and homerule question) – 480 pages. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn, 2014. 

Prepared the professional historical part of the publication of a manuscript left by the late Faroese historian, Jákup Thorsteinsson: Thorsteinsson, Jákup: Loysingarpolitikkur í 1940-árunum. Við serligum atliti at virki Erlends Paturssonar (Faroese secessionistpolitics in the 1940´ties. With special emphasis on the work of Erlindur Patursson) - 474 pages. Sprotin, Vestmanna 2014

With Gesti Hovgaard og Beintu í Jákupsstovu (eds.): Vestnorden – nye roller i det internationale samfund (The Westnordic – new roles in the international society) - 192 pages. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn, 2014.

Frá tilboði til læknastríð – søguvísindalig háttaløg, uppgávur og keldur (From the Offer to the Doctors struggle – historical method, exercises, and sources) - 281 pages. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn 2013.

Tey fyrstu jólini – ein søgukritisk viðgerð av føðisøgum Jesusar (The First Christmas – an historical-critical treatment of the birthstories of Jesus) - 344 pages. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn 2012. 

Klaksvíkar Søga. Vol 2. Frá fríhandli til seinna heimskríggj, 1856-1940 (The History of Klaksvík. Vol. 2. From the free trade to the second world war, 1856-1940) - 501 pages. Sprotin, Vestmanna 2009 (book). 

Klaksvíkar Søga. Vol 1. Frá búseting til fríhandil, 1000-1856 (The History of Klaksvík. Vol I. From the settlement to the free trade, 1000-1856) - 368 pages. Sprotin, Vestmanna 2008 (book). 

Guds orð ella orð um Gud. Tekstur og søga í Bíbliuni (The Word of God or Words about God. Text and history in the Bible) - 210 pages. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn 2007. 

Adressumálið - Donsk Føroysk viðurskifti undir fyrra heimsbardaga (The Petition – Danish-Faroese relations during the First World War) - 172 pages. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn 2007.

Løgtingið 150. Hátíðarrit. 150 ár liðin, síðani Løgtingið varð endurreist (The Faroese Parliament 150. 150 years since the Faroese Parliament was re-established) – Vol. 1, 400 pages. Løgtingið/The Faroese Parliament, Tórshavn 2002 (book).

Reviewed articles:

Freden i Kiel 1814 - England, Sverige, Danmark og de nordatlantiske øer (The Peace Treaty of Kiel 1814 – England, Sweden, Denmark and the North Atlantic Islands) – p. 101-138. In Froðskaparrit 64/Faroese Scientific Journal 64. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn, 2018. 

Direct Democracy in the Faroe Islands – a comparative study of referendums in a Faroese context - p. 49-102. In Fróðskaparrit 63/Faroese Scientific Journal 63. Faroe University Press, Tórshavn, 2017. 

The Rise of Faroese Separatism. Danish-Faroese relations from 1906-1925 and the radicalization of the national- and home rule question - 94 pages. English summary of the ph.d. thesis, Frá sjálvstýri móti loysing. Submitted as a part of the ph.d. thesis and of the ph.d. defence in 2016. Unpublished, 2015 (An extended version published as a book in 2016)

Theologische Strömungen und religiöse Erweckungsbewegungen auf den Färöern und in Island – p. 9-24. In Tjaldur 55, Mülheim/Ruhr, Dezember 2015 (German translation of article from 2012)

Aufstand in Klaksvík - die Anstellung eines Arztes, die zum Aufstand führte – p. 10-44. In Tjaldur 52/53, Mülheim/Ruhr, desember 2014 (German translation of article from 2013)

Uppreistur í Klaksvík – læknasetanin sum elvdi til uppreistur (Rebellion in Klaksvík – the employment of a doctor that led to rebellion) - p. 10-52. In Fróðskaparrit 60/Faroese Scientific Review 60, Faroe University Press, Tórshavn 2013.  (Translated into German in 2014)

“Moyggj skal vera við barn ... “ - nøkur orð um bíbliutýðingar og bíbliutulkingar (“A Virgin shall become pregnant … “ – some words about biblical translation and interpretation) - p. 40-62. In Fróðskaparrit 59/Faroese Scientific Reviev 59, Faroe University Press, Tórshavn 2012.

Tilboðið, Alberti og danska stjórnin – ein søga um eina politiska mytu (The Offer, Alberti and the Danish Government – story about a political myth) - p. 20-39. In Fróðskaparrit 59/Faroese Scientific Review 59, Faroe University Press, Tórshavn 2012.

Gudfrøðistreymar og trúarligar vekingarrørslur í Føroyum og Íslandi (Theological trends and religious movements in the Faroe Islands and Iceland) - p. 207-231. In Frændafundur 7, Háskúlaútgáfan, Reykjavík 2012.  (Translated into German in 2015

Hugmyndafrøðilig rák í Føroyum og Íslandi frá 1850 til 1914 - ein samanbering (Ideological trends in the Faroe Islands and Iceland from 1850 to 1914 – a comparison) - p. 116-126. In Frændafundur 5, Háskólaútgáfan, Reykjavík 2006. 

Vald, vitan og framburður í verkinum hjá Michel Foucault (Power, knowledge and progress in the work of Michel Foucault) – p. 62-74. In Modernaðir teoretikarar, Faroe University Press, Tórshavn 2005. 

Færøernes statsretlige stilling i historisk belysning - mellem selvstyrelse og selvbestemmelse (The Constitutional position of the Faroe Islands in historical ligth – with special emphazis on the authority of the Faroese Parliament and the question of suverenity) - p. 145-181. In Føroyskt Lógar Rit/Faroese Law Review, Tórshavn 2004.

Other scientific articles

De britiske engle. Rigsfællesskabet – mellem dansk afmagt og britisk storpolitik (The British Angels – between Danish powerlessness and British big-time politics) – p. 212-234. Temp 13. In Tidsskrift for Historie. Nyt Selskab for Historie. Århus, 2016. 

Eine besondere färöische Religionsgeschichte aus nordisch-dänischer Perspektive – p. 11-21. In Tjaldur 54, Mülheim/Ruhr, July 2015 (German translation of article from 2012)

En særlig færøsk religionshistorie i nordisk-dansk perspektiv (A special Faroese history of religion in Nordic-Danish prespective) - p. 220-235. In Kirkehistoriske Samlinger. Selskabet for Danmarks Kirkehistorie, Danmark 2012 (translated into German in 2015)

Sjálvstýristilgongdin – eitt serstakt tíðarskeið er farið (The struggle for independence - a special period is ower) – p. 53-65. In Reistrup, Høgni og Skorini, Stefan í (eds.) Valið og valdið – ein tvørskurður av løgtingsvalinum 2011, Sprotin, Vestmanna 2011. 

Tí hevur menningarlæran staðið royndina (Therefore is the theory of evolution successfully tested) - p. 56–79. In Skorini, Heini í og Ryggi, Janus (eds.) Gud – er hann deyður? Sprotin, Vestmanna 2011.

Ósjónliga valdið (The invisible power) - p. 160–181. In Durhuus, Kári (ed.) Halló, brot úr einum fjarskiftandi alheimi, an anniversary volume for the Faroese telephone company. Føroya Tele, Tórshavn 2005

Kassarnir hjá West - Nakrar hugleiðingar um søgugransking og vísindi (The boxes of West – some thoughts about historical research and science) - p. 240–251. In Fólkaleikur, a celabration volume to Professor Jóan Paula Joensen on his 60-year birthday. Faroe university Press, Tórshavn 2005

Løgmenn, amtmenn og løgtingsformenn (Lawmen, County councils and Chairpersons of the Faroese Parliament) – p. 364-379. In Løgtingið 150. Hátíðarrit. 150 ár liðin, síðani Løgtingið varð endurreist, Vol 2. The Faroese Parliament, Tórshavn 2002.

Popular scientific articles and presentations:

Kvinnumyndir gjøgnum mannfólkaeygu gjøgnum øldirnar (Mens perceptions of women through the centuries). bookchapter 2018 - forthcoming.

Bíblian íblást frá permu til permu (The Bible inspiered from beginning to end). Dimmalætting 6th April 2018. 

Læknastríðið. Ein einføld læknasetan og ein samansettur uppreistur (The Doctor-conflict. A simple employment of a Doctor and a complex rebellion). Dimmalætting 22nd December 2017.

Martin Luther – miðaldarmunkurin og modreniteturin (Martin Luther – the middelage munk and modernity) – p. 4-10. In Kirkjutíðindi. Serblað 2017. Felagið fyri Kirkjuráðslimir, Tórshavn, 2017. Republished in Luthersblaðið. Luthersnevndin, 2017

Mýtan um ta føroysku lagnustundina í 1814 (The Myth about the Faroese Day of Destiny in 1814). Dimmalætting 30th September 2016. 

Det færøske mirakel (The Faroese Miracle). Answer to the feature article “Et historiskt mirakel” (A historical miracle) by Thorkild Kjærgaard in Jyllands-Posten 29th July 2016 – article published on Facebook 5th August 2016. 

Fróðskaparsetur Føroya 50 ár (The Faroese University 50 years). Frøði, No. 1, Føroya Fróðskaparfelag, Tórshavn 2015

Uppreistur í Klaksvík (Rebellion in Klaksvík) - Norðlýsið 26th September 4th and 11th Oktober 2012

Tá Effersøe royndi at fella Jóannes bónda (When Effersøe tried to overthrow Jóannes Patursson) - Sosialurin 11th May 2012. 

Norðuroyggjar – frítíð, mentan og ítróttur (The Northern Islands – spare-time, culture and sports) – Stevnubúgvin, NFÍ 2011

90 ár síðani føroyingar vrakaðu Grundlógina (90 years since the Faroe islanders rejected the constitution) - Dimmalætting 27th September 2010

Konservativu patriarkarnir í fólkakirkjuni 1-2 (The concervative patriarchs in the State Church, 1-2) - Fregnartænastan August/September 2010. 

Skapanarlæran og intelligent design eiga ongan lut í vísindini (The creation myth and intelligent design have no place in science) – Dimmalætting 27th March 2009

Einki er fullkomið. Gerandislív í Klaksvík í 1840-árunum (Nothing is perfect. Daily life in Klaksvík in the 1840´ties) – Leikar í Lund desember 2008

Menningarlæran ella intelligent design 1–3 (The theory of evolution and intelligent design), 1-3) – Dimmalætting 12th, 19th and 26th September 2008

Tann seinasti deyðadómurin í Føroyum 1-2 (The last death penalty sentence in the Faroe Islands, 1-2) – Dimmalætting 19th and 20th May 2008

Guds orð ella orð um Gud. Nýggja Testamenti í kritiskum høpi 1-2 (The Word of God or Words about God. The New Testament in critical light, 1-2) – Dimmalætting 9th and 16th February 2007

Guds orð ella orð um Gud. Fornfrøðingar sáa iva um trúvirðið í Gamla Testamenti 1–2 (The Word of God or Words about God. Archeologists cast doubts over the credibility of the Old Testament, 1-2) – Dimmalætting 26th January and 2nd February 2007

Kristindómurin - millum frísinni og trongskygni, 1-4 (Christiannity – between liberty and intollerence, 1–4), Dimmalætting 10th and 22nd November 7th Desember 2005 and 3rd January 2006

Hvat Gud hugsaði? Tað kunnu vísindini ikki siga nakað um (What did God think? Science can´t say anything about it). Translated from Time, Dimmalætting 21th Desember 2005

Kristindómurin millum søgu og átrúnað (Christianity between history and religion) – Dimmalætting 6th June 2000

 

Public lectures at conferences, seminares etc.:

Islands selvstændighed og dansk-færøske relationer (The sovereignty of Island and Danish-Faroese relations. Presentation at a seminar at the University of the Faroe Islands on October 11th 2018 organized by the Iclandic Consulate in Tórshavn and the Faroese University on at the 100 years anniversary of the sovereignty of Island. 

Frá herseting til heimastýri (From occupation to home rule), lecture in Haldórsvík 20. September 2018.

The Faroe Islands – from Norwegian Dependency to semi-independent state (10th August 2018), lecture at the international summer course at the Institute of Language and Litterature (Føroyamálsdeildin), University of Faroe Islands, August 2018.

Reformatiónin og týdningur hennara (The reformation and its importance) (29th October 2017), lecture at a conference about the Reformation in the Faroese House (Føroyahúsinum) in Copenhagen. 

The Faroe Island – from Norwegian Dependency to self-determination in the Danish state (14th October 2017), lecture at an international Conference (Understanding Referenda and Self Determination in Europe) in Gibraltar 12th-14th October 2017.

Tann føroyska lagnustundin í Kiel í 1814 (The Faroese moment of destiny in Kiel in 1814) – lecture in Kambsdali (18th September), Sørvági (20th September), Vestmanna (20th September) and Klaksvík (22th September) relating to the Faroese Researchers Night (Vísindavøkan á ferð) 2017, organized by the Faroese Research Council

Reformatiónin – samfelagsligar avleiðingar (The reformation – societal concequences) – lecture 31st August 2017 at a seminar for the 500 years aniversiary for the Martin Luther Wittenbergthesis at the Department of History and Social Scinece, University of the Faroe Island. 

Færøerne – en historie om et marginal samfund i Nordatlanten (The Faroe Islands – a history about a marginal society in the North Atlantic) – lecture in the Nordic House 12th June 2017.

Føroyskur politikkur og fyrra heimskríggj – millum flutningstrupulleikar, kavbátar og danskan politik (Faroese politics and the first world war – between transport challenges, submarines and Danish politics) – lecture at the Føroya Fólkaháskúla 19th September 2016 in relation to the Faroese Recearchers Night (Vísindavøkan á ferð). A similar lecture was held in Báta- og listasavninum in the Faroese village of Leirvík on 27th September 2016

Fólkaatkvøðan í 1946 – í perspektivi (The referendum in 1946 – in perspective). Lecture in Dansifrøði in Tórshavn 17th September 2016 in relation to arrangements by Tjóðveldi (The Republican Party) in remembrance of the 70 years anniversary of the Faroese referendum in 1946

Historien om verdens ældste parlament (The history of the oldest parliament in the world) – lecture on Tinganes in Tórshavn for Nordic Union represendatives(NSO) who participated on a conference at the Starvsmannafelagnum (The Union for State employed in the Faroe Islands) on 23rd August 2016

Lægestriden 1952-55 (The Doctor-conflict 1952-55) – lecture in the cityhall in the town of Klaksvík for Folketingets Færøudvalg (The Danish Parliament Faroe Islands Committee) on 17th August 2016

The political history of the Faroe Islands – lecture on a summercourse at the Faculty of Faroese Language (FMD) 12th August 2016

Kvinnumyndir gjøgnum mannfólkaeygu gjøgnum øldirnar (Mens perceptions og women through the centuries) – lecture in the Nordic House in Tórshavn 30th Apríl 2016 in relation to the 100 years anniversary for Faroese womens electoral rights – organized by Demokratia (Committee established and supported by the political system with the intention to promote equal rights)

Læknastríðið 1953-1956 (The Doctor-conflict in 1953-56) – lecture at the Landssjúkrahúsinum (Main Faroese Hospital) in relation to Journalclub (regular arrangements at the hospital) 10th Desember 2015

Færøerne i det 20. århundrede - mellem storkrige og konflikter (The Faroe Islands in the 20th Century – between great wars and conflicts) – lecture at the Department for Faroese Language (FMD) 20th November 2015 in relation to NORDLIKS annual meeting 19th – 21st November 2015

Fólkaatkvøðan í 1946 - í samanberandi høpi (The referendum in 1946 – in comparative light) - lecture at Føroya Fólkaháskúla in relation to Faroese Recearchers Night (Vísindavøkan á ferð) 23rd September 2015. Also held at Sands Bókasavni (The Liberary in Sand) bókasavni 29th September 2015

Læknastríðið 1953-1956 (The Doctor-conflict 1953-1956) – lecture at the Landssjúkrahúsinum (Main Faroese Hospital) in relation to Faroese Recearchers Night (Vísindavøkan á ferð) 21st September 2015

Færøerne - Norge - med omdrejningspunkt i Freden i Kiel 1814 (Faroe Islands – Norway – in relation to the Treaty of Kiel 1814) – lecture at Hotel Hafnia in Tórshavn for a 50 Norwegians 30th June 2015

Radikaliseringin av sjálvstýrisspurninginum í Føroyum 1906-25 (The radicalization of the Faroese home-rule question in 1906-1925) – lecture at Sands Bókasavni (The Liberary in Sand) 25th March 2015

Fra Lagting til Amtsråd 1816-1852 - fra enevælde til demokrati (From – Lagthing to County Council) – presentation at a seminar in history at the Department of History and Social Science (Søgu og samfelagsdeildini), the Faroese University, 4th March 2015

Føroyskur politikkur og fyrra heimskríggj – millum flutningstrupulleikar, kavbátar og danskan politik (Faroese politics and the first world war – between transport challenges, submarines and Danish politics) – lecture at the Faroese National Archives in relation to an archival day 8th November 2014

Læknastríðið – fólkafundurin úti í Grøv 18. juli 1953 og semjan sum kundi havt endað stríðið á sumri í 1953 (The Doctor-conflict – the meeting in Grøv 18th July and the deal that could have ended the conflict) – lecture in Ósaskúlanum in Klaksvík 21st August 2014

Political History of the Faroe Islands – lecture at a Summercourse at the Departement of Faroese Language (FMD) 6th August 2014

Føroyar og Noregi – við støði í Friðinum í Kiel í 1814 (The Faroe Islands and Norway – in relation to the Treaty of Kiel) – lecture in the Nordic House in Tórshavn at an arrangement organized by the Fróðskaparfelagið (Faroese Scientific Association), Norrøna Felagnum (The Nordic Association) and Føroyskt-Norskt Felag (Faroese-Norwegian Association) in relation to the 200 years anniversary for the Norwegian Constitution from 17th May 2014

Presentation Fólkaræði í Føroyum (Democracy in the Faroe Islands) – together with Halgir Winther Poulsen at a public arrangement, Fólkaræði frá vøggu til Føroyar (Democracy from the beginning to the Faroe Islands) in Spaniastovu in Klaksvík, 20th March 2014 – chairperson at the discussion afterwords was Gunnar Nolsøe

Færøerne og Norge – med udgangspunkt i Freden i Kiel (The Faroe Islands and Norway – in relation to the Treaty of Kiel) – lecture in the Nordic House for 100 Norwegians 7th March 2014

Nøkur orð um søgu sum vísindagrein (Some words about history as scientific disciplin) – lecture at the Department for History and Social Science 14th November 2013

Læknastríðið 1953-56 (The Doctor-conflict 1953-56) – lecture at the Ríkisumboðið (The Danish State Representative in Tórshavn) 25th October 2013

Tilboðið í 1906 – ein politisk myta verður til (The Offer in 1906 – a political myth comes into existence) – lecture in Kringvarpinum (The Faroese Television), 16th October 2013. http://kvf.fo/speki?sid=18289

Erlendur Patursson og týdningur hansara fyri føroyskan politikk (Erlendur Patursson and his importance to Faroese politics) - lecture in the Nordic House, Tórshavn, 1st September 2013 regarding the 100 years anniversery for the birth of Erlendur Patursson

Faroese Political History lecture for American universitystudents 26th July 2013

The Use of referendums in the Faroe Islands – lecture at the international conference Referendums and the European Democratic Ideal in Clermont Ferrand in France, organized by the University in Clermont Ferrand 7th June 2013. 

Eitt barn er føtt í … Nasaret? (A child is born in … Nazareth?) – lecture in the SÍF house in Sandavági 7th March 2013

Eitt barn er føtt í … Nasaret? (A child is born in … Nazareth?) – lecture at Sands Bókasavni (The Library in Sandi) 19th January 2013

Læknastríðið 1953-56 (The Doctor.conflict 1953-56) – lecture for members of Lelagnum Lóg (Faroese Lawyers) at Hotel Hafnia 14th Desember 2012

The Faroese welfare system in historical context – lecture at a NORA conference in Reykjavík 5th November 2012. 

Uppreistur í Klaksvík – Læknastríðið (Rebellion in Klaksvík – the Doctor-conflict) – lecture in the Nordic House in Tórshavn, organized by Norrønafelagið (The Nordic Association) 23rd October 2012

Uppreistur í Klaksvík – Læknastríðið 1953-56 (Rebellion in Klaksvík – the Doctor-conflict 1953-56) – lecture in Ósaskúlanum in Klaksvík 20th September 2012

Uppreistur í Klaksvík – læknastríðið 1953-56 (Rebellion in Klaksvík – the Doctor-conflict 1953-56) – lecture at Østrøm in Tórshavn 4th July 2012

Klaksvík i 50´erne - oprør i Nordatlanten (Klaksvík in the 50´ies – rebellion in the North Atlantic) lecture on Nordatlantens Brygge in Copenhagen 17th June 2012

Organized together with Gestur Hovgaard and Beinta í Jákupsstovu the International Conference, Vestnorden – nye roller i det internationale samfund, (The Westnordic – new roles in the international community) in the Nordic House in Tórshavn 24th April 2012, where participants and lecturers were from all the Nordic Countries. On April 25th, a seminar was also at the Department of History and Social Science. 

Føroyar um 30 ár (Faroe Islands in 30 years) – lecture at the Faroexpo conference at Løkshøll in Runavík 26th Oktober 2011. 

Fólkaatkvøður í Føroyum (Referendums in the Faroe Islands) – presentation at Faroese Recearchers Night (Vísindavøkuni) in the Nordic House 23rd September 2011

Tí hevur menningarlæran staðið royndina (Therefore is the theory of evolution successfully tested) – lecture at the conference Gud – er hann deyður (God – is he dead?) in the Nordic House 23rd July 2011

En særlig færøsk religionshistorie i nordisk-færøsk perspektiv (A special Faroese history of religion in a Nordic-Faroese perspective) (28th January 2011), lecture on the International Conference, Dansk Kirkehistorie set udefra (Danish Church-History seen from the outside), organized at the Faculty of Theology in Aarhus. 

Gudfrøðilig rák og vekingarrørslur í Føroyum og í Íslandi (Theological trends and revivalist movements in the Faroe Islands and Iceland) – presentation at the Faroese Recearchers Night (Vísindavøkuni) in Tórshavn 24th September 2010.

Gudfrøðistreymar og trúarligar vekingarrørslur í Føroyum og Íslandi (Theological trends and revivalist movements in the Faroe Islands and Iceland) – lecture at a conference, Frændafundar, in Reykjavík 22nd August 2010. 

Tann danska lygnin – stríðið um ta føroysku tjóðini (The Danish lie – the struggle for the Faroese Nation) – lecture in Sjónleikarhúsinum, Tórshavn, 6th March 2010

Útróðrarmyndir úr Klaksvíkar søgu (Pictures from the coast fishery in Klaksvík) – lecture in Spaniastovu in Klaksvík 19th February 2010

Menningarlæran í vísindaástøðiligum høpi (The theory of evolution in relation to scientific theory) – lecture at the library in Klaksvík 10th September 2009

Darwin, samfelag og mentan (Darwin, society and culture) – lecture at Náttúrugripasavninum inTórshavn, 5th August 2009

Latið ei søguna doyggja (Don´t let the history die) – flag-speech at the Vaglinum, Tórshavn, 25th April 2009. 

Kringvarpið – ein umboðandi ella ein avbjóðandi stovnur? (The Faroese Radio ond Television – a representative or a challenging institution?) – presentation for the board and leadership of the institution at a meeting 1st November 2008

Føroya Søga (Faroese History) – lecture held on different occasions in 2007-2008, e.g. for an OECD-committee visiting the Faroese Foreign Ministry and for summer students at the Faroese University

Taboos and Many Faces of Censorship in Theatre lecture at an international conference in Nordisk Drama Forum (Nordic Drama Forum) in Tampere, Finnland, 9th August 2008. 

Pisurøða fyri studentum á Kambsdali – speech for Upper Secondery School students in Gøtu 24th June 2008

Úr eldru søgu Klaksvíkar - 1000 til 1856 (From the older part of the history of Klaksvík – 1000-1856) – speech at Baresso (Caffee) in SMS (Shopping Centre in Tórshavn), organized by the bookshop Rit & Rák 5th June 2008

Røða til Tjóðveldið á 60 ára degnum (Speech for the Republican Party at the 60 years anniversiary) – speech held at the Faroese University 22nd May 2008

Leikluturin hjá rithøvundum í almenna orðaskiftinum (The role of authors in public discussions) speech for members of the Faroese Association of Authors (Rithøvundafelag Føroya) 27th October 2007

Valskipanir í løgtingssøguni (Electoral systems in the history of the Faroese parliament) – lecture for Faroese MP´s at Hotel Hafnia, Tórshavn, 17th August 2006. 

Donsk-føroysk viðurskifti undir 1. heimsbardaga (Danish-Faroese relations during the first world war) – lecture at the liberary in Klaksvík in oktober 2005

Donsk-føroysk viðurskifti undir 1. heimsbardaga (Danish-Faroese relations during the first world war) – lecture at the liberary in Fuglafirði in October 2005

Donsk-føroysk viðurskifti undir 1. heimsbardaga (Danish-Faroese relations during the first world war) – lecture in the Nordic House, Tórshavn, in a course of lectures organized by the Faroese University in October 2005

Hvørjar avbjóðingar hevur ein miðnámsskúlalærari í undirvísingini í dag? (What are the challenges that face an Upper Secondary School teacher in present day teaching?) – lecture at the Faroese Ministry of Education course on education (NIS) related to Upper Secondary School teachers 9th August 2005

Nakrar hugleiðingar um almenning og lestrarfyrireiking (Some thoughts about culture and preparations for study – presentation about educational issues at a seminar at the Upper Secondary School in Kambsdali 26th January 2005

Hugmyndafrøðilig rák í Føroyum og Íslandi frá 1850 til 1914 - ein samanbering (Ideological trends in the Faroe Islands and Iceland from 1850 to 1914 – a comparison) – lecture at a conference, Frændafundur, in Reykjavík 20th June 2004. 

Vald, vitan og framburður í verkinum hjá Michel Foucault (Power, knowledge and progress in the work of Michel Foucault) – lecture at the Faroese University 14th April 2004 in a course of lectures about modern theoreticians

Færøernes statsretlige stilling i historisk belysning – med særligt henblik på Lagtingets beføjelser og suverænitetsspørgsmålet (The Constitutional position of the Faroe Islands in historical ligth – with special emphazis on the authority of the Faroese Parliament and the question of suverenity) – lecture at a conference in the Nordic House about constitutionasl issues 11th March 2003

Amtmaðurin og Løgtingið frá 1852 til 1948 (The Danish Governor and the Faroese Parliament from 1952 to 1948) - lecture 23rd October 2002 regarding the 50 years anniversery of the Faroese Scientific Association (Føroya Fróðskaparfelag)

Søga Løgtingsins (The history of the Faroese Parliament) – lecture for the Precidency of the Faroese Parliament and the Precedency of the Danish Parliament in the Faroese Parliament 28th July 2002

Personal data

Hans Andrias Sølvará, b. 1962,
Heygskrókur 13 B, 100 Tórshavn,
tel. 320636 and 292583
email: hansas@setur.fo

Married, two children

Education

Ph.d. in Modern Faroese Political History from the University of the Faroe Islands 19th February 2016

Educational diploma: theoretical part in 1999/2000 from the Faroese Ministry of Education and the practical part at the Upper Secondary School (Grammar School) in Slagelse, Denmark, autumn 2000

Candidatus magisterium in History and Philosophy 1994. Dissertation: Historien og historik erkendelse i Michel Foucault’s arkæologiske og genealogiske analyser (History and historical knowledge in the archaelogical and genaelogical analyses of Michel Foucault)

Subsidiary subject in philosophy from the University of Aarhus 1994

Candidatus philosophiae in History from the University of Aarhus 1992

Bachelor in History from the University of the Faroe Islands 1990

HF (Upper Secondary School) from Klaksvíkar HF-course 1982

Positions

Dean at the Faculty of History and Social Science, University of the Faroe Islands, from March 2016-

Programme Director in History at the Department of History and Social Science 2013-2017

Since 2012 I have represented the Faroese University in the Academic Board in a common project between five universities, University of the Faroe Islands, University of Greenland, University of Bodø, University of Iceland and University of Akureyri) to develop a Master Programme in West Nordic Studies, which startet in autumn 2015

Head of Department (History and Social Science, University of the Faroe Islands) in 2012-2013

Dean at the Department of History and Social Science, University of the Faroe Islands, in 2010-2012

Associate Professor in History at the Department of History and Social Science, University of the Faroe Islands, desember 2010

Assistant Professor in History at the Department of History and Social Science, the University of the Faroe Islands, november 2009

Project employed to write 3 books about the history of the Faroese Municipality of Klaksvík from august 2007- july 2010 – prolonged in 2008 to 2011, and in 2009, when I was employed as an Assistant Professor at the Faroese University, postponed for a while and delayed further

Part-time teacher and external examiner at the University of the Faroe Islands 1998-2009

Part-time teacher at the Upper Secondary School in Hoydølum, Faroe Islands, 1997-2001 and 2003-2004

Teacher at the Upper Secondary School in Kambsdali, Faroe Islands, January 1996 - juli 2007 (on leave from august 2007-november 2009)

Administrative responsibilities

PhD opponent in committees at Danish Universities

Internal member or chair in several committees at the Faroese University.

External adviser at the Faroese Ministry of Culture Educational theory and practice program for Upper Secondary School teachers since 2015

Javnlíkameti (peer review) occacionally articles sent to Fróðskaparrit

In Ritstjórnini (Editorial team) of hjá Fróðskaparrit (Faroese Scientific Journal) since 2015

Member of the Samstarvsnevndin (The Cooperation Board) at the Faroese University since 2011 representing the leadership

Member of a Committee, Frændafundin/Íslandsnevndin (Faroese-Icelandic university collaboration) – from March 2014 to August 2018 Chairperson of the Committee

Member of the PR-group at the Faroese University 2011-2013

Member of strategy workgroups at the Faculty of History and Social Science and The Faroese University since 2009

Member in the strategyworkgroup Átrúnaður og Lívsáskoðan (Religion and Philosophy of life) in KVF (The National Faroese Television and Broadcasting Company) autumn 2008

Worked with Námsætlanararbeiði (Curiculum) for the Upper Secondary School area in philosophy in 2008/09

Head of the teacher’s council at Studentaskúlanum á Kambsdali (Upper Secondary School in Kambsdal) 2006/07

Board member in Yrkisfelag Studentaskúla og HF lærara (The Faroese Union for Teachers at the Upper Secondary Schools) 1998- , Vice chair 2001-2005, Chair 2005-2009

Member of newspaper- and other workgroups in Føroyingafelagnum in Århus 1993-96

Board member in Føroyingafelagnum (The Faroese Association) in Århus 1991-93

Student Board Member for Historisk Institut (The Department of History, University of Aarhus) in Center for Nordatlantiske Studier (Center for North Atlantic Studies) Aarhus Universitet 1991-94

Resarch grants

Faroese Research Council in 2015-2018

Municipality of Klaksvík in 2007-2009

Research gift from Vísindagrunni Føroya Sparikassa in 2002


SELECTED NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, COMMENTS AND DISCUSSIONS:

Politikkur er at vilja, men vilja politikarar tað rætta ella vilja teir bert valdið? (Politics is to will, but do politicians will the right thing or do they only will the power?) – in Dimmalætting 25th, November 2016. http://portal.fo/vitja.php?vitja=http://dimma.fo/basic-content/hans-andrias-kronik/

Blokkpolitikkur ella sjokkpolitikkur (Blokpolitics or shockpolitics) – in Dimmalætting 21st August 2015

Johan Petersen, sambandsfólk og søgubøkur (Johan Ptersen, unionists and historybooks) – article in May 2010 in the Faroese newspapers Dimmalætting and Sosialinum

Tá sannleikan noyðist at víkja fyri persónligari trúgv (When truth must surrender to personal belief) – discussion with Victor á Lakjuni, at the Norðlýsið webpage 29th April 2009. https://nordlysid.fo/tidindi/14551/ta-sannleikan-noydist-at-vikja-fyri-personligari-trugv

Sjálvdan man nakar hava skrivað so nógv og skilt so lítið (Only few have written so much and understood so little) - discussion with Victor á Lakjuni, at the Norlýsið webpage 14th April 2009. https://nordlysid.fo/tidindi/14454/sjalvdan-man-nakar-hava-skrivad-so-nogv-og-skilt-so-litid

Hvør eigur vísindini (Who owns the science?) – in Dimmalætting 3rd March 2009

Bíbliukjakið í Miðlahúsinum - viðmerkingar til Arnstein Niclassen 1 og 2 (The Discussion about the Bible in the Mediahouse – comments to Arnstein Niclasen, 1 and 2) – in Sosialurin and Dimmalætting February 2009

Jesus – Jødi, uppreistrarmaður, Gud? (Jesus – Jew, Rebel, God?) – review in Sosialurin 1st September 2008

Kristindómur - kvinnur skulu tiga og føða børn (Christianity - woman must be quiet and have children) – Feature article (Tinghella) in Sosialinum 10th Desember 2007

Eftirskúlin í Hvalba og miðnámsútbúgvingar (The Continuation School in Hvalba and the Upper Secondary educations) – in Eftirskúlin, No. 2, August 2007

Bíblian staðfest í smálutum (The Bible confirmed in detail) – in Dimmalætting 15th March 2007

Richard S. Hess og The Bible Unearthed - nakrar viðmerkingar (Richard S. Hess and The Bible Unearthed – some comments) – in Dimmalætting 27th February 2007

Útbúgvingarvisjón landsstýrisins 2015 - visjón ella hvørvisjón? (The government’s 2015 vision for education – vision or illusion.) in Dimmalætting 6th September 2005 

GG: If nothing els is noticed the texts are published in the Faroese Newspaper Dimmalætting

 

PARTICIPATIONS IN RADIO- AND TELEVISION PROGRAMMES (SELECTION):

Participated 25th October 2018 in the radioprogramme Radarin about secession- and nationalmovements – host Rógvi Ólavson.

Participated with Erling Isholm 16th October 2018 in the radioprogramme NÓN about Iceland in connection to the 100 years anniversiary of Icelandc sovereignty – host Ingi Rasmussen.

Participated 18th September 2018 in the radioprogramme NÓN about the economic and political crises in the Faroe Islands in the 1990ies – host Gunnar Nolsøe,

Participated 15th May 2018 in the radioprogramme NÓN about the 70 years anniversary of the state of Israel – host Gunnar Nolsøe.

Participated 5th May 2018 in the radioprogramme NÓN about excavations and ancient settlements in the Faroese city of Klaksvík – host Kári Sólstein.

Participated 27th March 2018 in the radioprogramme NÓN about the 70 years anniversary of the Home Rule Law of 1948 – host Gunnar Nolsøe

Participated 7th March 2018 (together with Sigri Gaini and Ove Brim) in the radioprogramme Radarin in a discussion abour religion and the Faroese Constitution – host Rógvi Ólavson.

Participated 6th March 2018 (together with Jákup Reinert Hansen and Rúna Rasmussen) in a Kjakið (Discussion) in the Faroese Television about religious differences related to geography in the Faroe Islands – host Uni Holm Johannesen.

Participated 24th October 2017 in the radioprogramme NÓN about the October revolution in 1917

Participated in the televisionprogramme Kendir føroyingar: Kjølbro (Famous Faroese: Kjølbro) –October 12th, 2017. Produced by Ivan Niclasen

Conversation in the radioprogramme Morgunsendingin (The Morningprogramme) about the the economic crises in the Faroe Islands in the early 1990s – October 6th, 2017. Host, Rebekka Manuela Behrens

Conversation in the radioprogramme Morgunsendingin (The Morningprogramme) about my lecture Tann føroyska lagnustundin í Kiel í 1814 (The Faroese moment of destiny in Kiel in 1814) – September 27th, 2017. Host Rebekka Manuela Behrens

Fólksins lóg - hví stjórnarskipan (2) – a conversation with Rógva Ólavson in a Faroese radioprogramm about a Faroese Constitution 22nd August 2017

A conversation with Rógva Ólavson about a public discussion regarding the relevance of the Televisionprogramme Ást fjalir lýtið (Love conceals little/Fault – playing on the double meaning of the Faroese word lýtið in relation to how the word is pronounced) in Degi & Viku (Faroese Television News) 4th May 2017

Participated in the Faroese radioprogramme Fyrsti og einasti amtmaðurin í Føroyum, 1-2 (The first and only Faroese Governor in the Faroe Islands), produced by Hans Egholm, and sent in KVF (Faroese state radio- and television company)13th and 14th April 2017

Participated in the Faroese radioprogramme Radarin (The Radar) organized by Brynhild Thomsen 3rd May 2017 about the proposed referendum about a Faroese constitution 25th April 2018

Participated in the Faroese televisionprogramme Her er dagur og dimmið er av (It is day and the dawn is breaking) 14th September 2016 about the Faroese referendum in 1946

Participated in the Faroese radioprogramme Summarmorgun (Sommermorning) 3rd August 2016 about the Faroese Flag

Participated in the Faroese televisionprogramme Patursson (about the Faroese nationalist and later separatist politician Jóannes Patursson – 1866-1946) sent by KVF 5th May 2016

Participated in the Faroese televisionprogramme O, Móðurmál, 1-3 (Oh Mother Tongue), 1-3, about the rise of the Faroese language, produced by Suna Merkistein, and sent by KVF 27th March and 3rd and 10th April 2016

Participated in a discussion/talk in KVF (Faroese television) 25th February and 10th March 2016 about the Danish televisionprogramms Rigsfællesskabets historie (History of the statcommunity between Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands)

Participated in the Danish televisionprogramme Rigsfællesskabets historie, (History of the statcommunity between Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands) sent by DR (Danish Television) and KVF in February and March 2016

Participated in the televisionprogramme Av hinum slagnum, (Of a different kind - about Faroese Homosexuals) sent by KVF 1st and 8th October 2015

Participated in the election programme in the television at the election-day to the Danish Parliament 18th June 2015, where I discussed the Faroese representation

Presentation about the Faroese representation in the Danish Parliament for members of Samfelagnum (The Faroese Association for Social Scientists) 18th June 2015

In Kjakinum (The Discussion) in the Faroese Television after Dagur og Vika (The Television News) 2nd June 2015 with Jóanes N. Dalsgaard discussing the Faroese representation in the Danish Parliament

Fyrra heimskríggj (The First World War) – main guest in three radioprogramms in KVF about The First World War in Faroese and international context, 16th, 18th and 25th April 2014 – host Gunnar Nolsøe

Participated in the Faroese televisionprogramme Sjá tú Blánar about the Faroese Flag 25th April 2013. https://kvf.fo/dokumentarurin?page=4&sid=16309

In the Faroese Radio News 3rd August 2013 about an ongoing Faroese fishery conflict with the European Union and the consequences for the relations between Denmark and the Faroe Islands

In the radioprogramme Radarin (The Radar) in KVF 30th October 2013 about a disputed Danish televisionprogramme -Fraflytningen fra Færøerne (Faroese Brain-Drain)

Main guest in three radioprogrammes in KVF about Læknastríðið (The Doctor-conflict in Klaksvík in the 1950´ies) – 25th, 26th and 29th Desember 2012 – host Solby Kristiansdóttir

In the radioprogramme Sjónarhornið (The Perspective) in KVF - with Høgna Jóhannesen about my book Tey fyrstu jólini (The First Christmas) 12th Desember 2012 – host Grækaris D. Magnussen

 In the radioprogramme Vitan (Knowledge) in KVF 2012 about valskipanir (electoral systems) in the Faroe Islands – with Jóannes Hansen – host Kári Sólstein

In the radioprogramme Vitan (Knowledge) in KVF about Brøðrasamkomuna (The Faroese Plymmouth Brethren) - with Tórður Jóansson 11th October 2012 – host Kári Sólstein

In the radioprogramme Vitan (Knowledge) in KVF 2011 – about broytingar í fólkatalinum og búsetingarmynstrinum í Føroyum (changes in the population and settlements in the Faroe Islands in historical context) – host Gunnar Nolsøe

Tey fyrstu jólini og jólaevangeliið (The First Christmas and the gospel for Christmas Day) radioprogramme 22nd Desember 2011 in KVF about the First Biblical Christmas – with Poul Guttesen – host Kári Sólstein. http://kvf.fo/vitan?sid=30458

In the televisionprogramme Reflektión (Reflection) in KVF 30th March 2010 discussing the Christian Easter – with Theodor Olsen and Armagarð Arge – host Heini í Skorini

Participated in the programme Darwin og menningarlæran (Darwin and the theory of evolution) in the radio programme Vitan (Knowledge) 26th Nevember 2009. http://kvf.fo/vitan?sid=30390

Kjaksending um Bíbliuna millum Símun Absalonsen og Hans Andrias Sølvará (Radioprogramme where Símun Absalonsen and Hans Andrias Sølvará discuss the Bible) – Heimabeiti (Infield Pasture) in KVF 4th April 2007 – host Steintór Rasmussen

CONVERSATIONS AND MENTION IN THE MEDIA:

Læknastríðið hevur verið tabu (The Doctor-conflict has been tabu) – a conversation with Hallur av Rana, published as a frontpage story in the Faroese newspaper Socialurin November 15th 2017.

Fólkaatkvøða spøkir í stjórnarskipanini (Referendum haunts in the constitution) – conversation with Hallur av Rana in Sosialurin 11th August 2017

Tey fyrstu jólini. Ein søgukritisk viðgerð av føðisøgu Jesusar – review of my book (The First Christmas, Faroese University Press, 2012) by Rolf Guttesen in Sosialurin 25th January 2013

Tann argumenterandi pennurin (The arguing pen) – conversation with Una Holm Johannesen in Sosialurin 14th Desember 2012

 Eitt tolsamt samfelag. Hvat er tað? (A tolerant society. What is that?) – a conversation with Una Holm Johannesen in Sosialurin 5th October 2012

 Ofta verður valdsgirnd fjald handan orð um Guð (The desire for power is often concealed behind words about God) – conversation with Una Arge in Sosialurin13th August 2010. Republished in Arge, Uni: Framtíðin kallar (The Future is calling), Sprotin, Vestmanna 2011, s. 95-101

 Skrivaða orðið er ein av fortreytunum fyri livandi kjaki (The written word is one of the preconditions for a living discussion) – conversation with Turið Thomsen in Dimmalætting 3rd April 2008

Eitt bragd (A dodge). Short review of my book Guds orð ella orð um Gud (The Word of God or Words about God) by the Faroese author Steinbjørn B. Jacobsen in Dimmalætting Desember 31th 2007

Aftur um gudfrøðiligu dagsskránna í Bíbliuni (Behind the theological agenda in the Bible) – conversation with Jan Lamhauge in Sosialurin 23rd November 2007

Tingmenn misnýta bæði Gud og løgting (Faroese parlamentarians misuse both God and the Parliament) – conversation with Heina í Skorini in Sosialurin 24th -26th November 2006

OTHER THINGS

Certified Turism Ambassador of the Faroe Islands for three years from 16th March 2016 by Visit Faroe Islands. https://visitfaroeislands.com/meetings/our-services/ambassadors-faroe-islands/ambassadorlistin/

Speech for Jóan Paula Joensen, now Professor Emeritus, at the Faroese University on 29th January 2016 regarding his retreat from the service at the university

Klaksvíkar søga – text written to the homepage of the Municipality of Klaksvík in 2007, edited in 2014. https://klaksvik.fo/upload/tinymce/03c964e69cbba0c25bf07010f7e4911681b2ec46.pdf

Organized on 30th October 2014 together with Bárður Larsen and Jákup Reinert Hansen a public lecture by the visiting Oxford Professor John Lennox and a panel debate/discussion/questions.

Participated in a discussion at Vinnudegnum (The Day of Industry) in Norðurlandahúsinum (The Nordic House in Tórshavn) on 1st October 2010. The headline was Skulu vit halda fram at mala í ring? – kjak um Føroyar í dag (Are we going to continue to circle - discussion about the Faroese Society today) - with Pól Huus Sólstein and Súsanna Danielsen, chairpersons were Uni Arge and Brynhyld Thomsen. http://www.industry.fo/ti%C3%B0indi?M=News&PID=11933&NewsID=430

Participated in a discussion about the credibility of the Bible with the priest Bergur Debes Joensen – panel debate in the Miðlahúsið (Mediahouse) in Tórshavn 12th January 2009 organized by a congregation (Meinigheitshúsið) in Tórshavn

Received the Ársins Kjakvirðisløn (the Annual Discussion Mark of Hounor) in 2008 (Dkr. 5000) from the Miðlahúsið 7th March 2008. 

Received Granskingargávu Sparikassans (Recearch prize of the Faroese Savings bank) - Dkr. 50.000. 29th August 2002  The prize was given to two selected Faroese researchers on the Banks 170 years anniversery. 

Delivered 12th September 2002 an Upprit viðvíkjandi nýggjum heitum til føroysk landsstýrisumboð og miðfyrisitingina sum heild (Note regarding new names for Faroese Ministers and the Government Administration as such – requested by and written to the Føroya Landsstýri, Nýskipanardeildin (The Faroese Government, Department of reorganization)

Participate regularily in different programmes on the National Radio & TV