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Curriculum vitae

Frederik Forrai Ørskov is a Doctoral candidate at the Centre for Nordic Studies as part of the ReNEW (Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World) PhD programme. Here he researches various conceptualizations of Norden outside of Scandinavia in the interwar period. He is trained as a historian from the University of Southern Denmark (with a minor in Creative Writing) and Central European University, where his MA-thesis dealt with Danish promotional efforts in Nazi Germany. His latest publications include “Screening The Social Face of Denmark to the Nazis: Social policy as subdued resistance during the German occupation of Denmark” in the Scandinavian Journal of History and “Playing the game of IQ testing in England and Denmark in the 1930s–1960s—a socio-material perspective” in the Oxford Review of Education.

Education/Academic qualification

Comparative History, Master of Arts, Central European University

1 Sep 201527 Jun 2017

History (minor in Creative Writing), Bachelor, University of Southern Denmark

1 Sep 201231 Jul 2015

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.


  • 4 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Literature review (scientific)

Australian Education Joins the OECD: Federalism, Regionalization, and the Role of Education in a Time of Transition

Oerskov, F. F., 19 Dec 2019, The OECD’s Historical Rise in Education: The Formation of a Global Governing Complex. Ydesen, C. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 85-107 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

From Nordic Romanticism to Nordic Modernity: Danish Tourist Brochures in Nazi Germany, 1929-39

Ørskov, F. F., 2019, In : Journal of Contemporary History. 55, 1, p. 29-51 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


In ideological transit: German tourism to Denmark in the 1930s*

Oerskov, F. F., 2019, In : Journal of Tourism History. 11, 3, p. 243-262 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

The International Co-operative Alliance and the Consumer Co-operative Movement in Northern Europe, c. 1860–1939

Oerskov, F. F., 8 Aug 2019, In : Scandinavian Journal of History. 44, 4, p. 531-533 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review (scientific)Scientific


Playing the game of IQ testing in England and Denmark in the 1930s–1960s: a socio-material perspective

Ørskov, F. F. & Ydesen, C., 21 Sep 2018, In : Oxford Review of Education. 44, 5, p. 599-615 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review



Academic Achievement Award

Frederik Forrai Oerskov (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Best Paper Award

Frederik Forrai Oerskov (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes and awards


  • 1 Membership or other role in research network

Aalborg University (External organisation)

Frederik Forrai Oerskov (Member)
1 Aug 20171 Jun 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in research network

Press / Media

Researchers: The Cold War dictates our education policies [Danish]

Frederik Forrai Oerskov & Christian Ydesen


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media