Who we are



Arne Jarrick, Professor, Stockholm University
Arne Jarrick is a Professor of History, Stockholm University, where he is a member of The Centre for Study of Cultural Evolution (of which he was one of the founders). He is Secretary General for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Swedish Research Council (2007-2012), and also a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Among his many international research policy activities should here be mentioned that he participated in the European Commission's mapping of emerging SSH research in Europe (The Metris Report). He has written widely on the history of mentalities (see for instance his Back to Modern Reason), but is now focused on cultural evolution where he is running a project on the long-term global history of law-making, from the Code of Hammurabi to the Napoleonic Code.

Poul Holm, Professor, Trinity College Dublin
Poul Holm is Trinity Long Room Hub Professor of Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, and President of the European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres. In the past he has been Professor of Maritime History at the University of Southern Denmark, and Rector (President) of the University of Roskilde. He has served on national and European committees such as the Danish Research Council for the Humanities (chairman 2001-5), the European Society for Environmental History (President 2005-7), and the EU DG Research METRIS group (chairman 2008-9). His doctoral thesis examined the impact of war on everyday life in Norway, Sweden and Denmark between 1550 and 1914. He has published on fisheries history and marine environmental history; coastal communities and culture; and the Viking settlements in Ireland. He is currently chair of the History of Marine Animal Populations project, HMAP, which is a global project of some 100 associate historians, archaeologists and marine scientists aiming to understand human impact on ocean ecology.


Dominic Scott, Professor, University of Virginia
Dominic Scott is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia. He specialises in ancient Greek philosophy, and has written extensively on Platonic, Aristotelian and Hellenistic philosophy. In contemporary philosophy he works on a range of applied topics, including trust and intellectual property. He earned his PhD in Classics at the University of Cambridge, where he went on to become a Lecturer in the Faculty of Philosophy and a Fellow of Clare College. He has also held visiting appointments at Princeton and Harvard, and been a Fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC. While at Cambridge he co-founded the Forum for Philosophy in Business, a research centre dedicated to the study of philosophical issues that arise in business and public life, which brought together academics from various fields and practitioners in business, the professions and government.

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