Robert Thorp

senior lecturer at Department of Education

Visiting address:
von Kraemers allé 1 A
752 37 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 2136
750 02 Uppsala

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Fil. dr. historia med utbildningsvetenskaplig inriktning, Umeå universitet

Universitetslektor i didaktik med inriktning mot historiedidaktik

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Ph.D. in history didactics, Umeå University

Robert Thorp, senior lecturer in history education, obtained his doctoral degree from Umeå University and is an internationally active researcher. His research specialises in the relationship between the individual, society and history with an emphasis on how history shapes our contemporary perceptions, but also how these perceptions affect our relationship to the past. A special interest has been devoted to how historical consciousness can be understood as a descriptive, analytical and normative concept. His other research interests are educational media, class room studies and teachers' relationship to history, with a special focus on Cold War history.

Robert Thorp's latest book is Uses of history in history education (Umeå, 2016). He has also published Historical consciousness, historical media, and history education (Umeå, 2014) and a number of articles and chapters in scientific publications.

Thorp has previously worked at Dalarna University, Stockholm University, The University of Newcastle in Australia, and the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, Germany.


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