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University of Iceland (UoI)
Faculty of History and Philosophy

 Contact details
Contact personProf. Valur Ingimundarson
Professor of Contempory History 
StreetTomasarhagi 20 
Address 107 - Reykjavik (Iceland) 
Phone+ 354 525-4223 
Social Media+354 525-4410
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)11-25 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» History
» Cultural studies
» Ethnic studies
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Political science
» Security

 Brief description of your activity focus
European history, Icelandic foreign/security policy, Arctic, post-conflict studies, U.S-European relations, transitional justice/memory politics

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Iceland.

An expert on Icelandic foreign and security policy, with emphasis on Europe; U.S.-European relations
during the Cold War and beyond; European post-conflict reconstruction in the Balkans; the Arctic.

Chair, Institute for History, University of Iceland.

Scholarly writings on: Icelandic foreign and security policy; Icelandic-European relations; Arctic
geopolitics and natural resources; Icelandic Arctic policy; U.S.-Icelandic political, cultural and military
relations 1945 to the present; U.S.-German Cold War relations; U.S.-European relations; post-conflict
reconstruction and Europeanization of the Balkans (with a focus on Kosovo); transitional justice, war
crimes, and the politics of memory (Balkans/World War II).

Chair of a security commission--appointed by the Icelandic foreign ministry--on Threat Assessment for
Iceland (2009)
 Research Activities

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleGeopolitics in the High North: Multiple Actors (2008-)
CoordinatorNorwegian Institute for Defence Studies

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Associate Fellow at RUSI (Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in London) since

Visiting Professor and research partnership with lÉcole des hautes études en
sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris on contemporary politics, democracy, and constitution-making

Chair, EDDA – Center of Excellence in Critical Contemporary Research at the
University of Iceland

Group leader, Nordic and North/Central European Network of Cold War
Researchers (NORCENCOWAR) (European research cooperation on the Cold War
with participants from universities and academic institutions throughout Europe)

Participant in the project Geopolitics in the High North: Multiple Actors
(Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, et. al.; Norwegian-sponsored project
with European and U.S. partner institutions [2008–].

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