Board of Trustees
The board of trustees consists of a chairman and eight board members who are selected for three years at a time. The government selects the chairman.
CHAIRMAN: DANIEL TARSCHYS
Daniel Tarschys is Professor emeritus in Political Science at Stockholm University. He has been a Member of the Swedish Parliament, State Secretary, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Chair of Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and Vice-President of the International Political Science Association (IPSA).
VICE CHAIRMAN: GUNNEL EKROTH
Gunnel Ekroth received her PhD in Classical archaeology and ancient history from Stockholm University in 1999 with a thesis entitled The sacrificial rituals of Greek hero-cults in the Archaic to the Early Hellenistic periods. In 2011 she was appointed professor of Classical archaeology and ancient history at Uppsala University. Her main research focuses on the religion of ancient Greece, in particular ritual practices and animal sacrifice. In the last years she has conducted the project Greek sacrifice in practice, belief and theory, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, which explores the relation between the practical, ritual reality and the ancient conception of faith, the divine and man’s relation to the gods through sacrifice. Ekroth has produced a number of studies on altars, the treatment of blood, the division and preparation of meat and the meaning of the offerings given to the gods. She has recently worked on the importance of the osteological evidence for our understanding of ancient cult-practice, editing an anthology, Bones, behaviour and belief. The zooarchaeological evidence as a source for ritual practice in ancient Greece and beyond. She has excavated in Greece and also works on Geometric and Archaic pottery.
SECRETARY: RAGNAR HEDLUND
Ragnar Hedlund obtained a Ph. D. in Archaeology and Ancient History at Uppsala University in 2008. His research has mainly focused on visual culture, archaeology and numismatics in the later Roman empire. He has also been a postdoctoral fellow at the Swedish Institute in Rome, funded by the Fondazione Famiglia Rausing.
In 2010–2013 Hedlund was a researcher, funded by the Swedish Research Council, within the project ”Propaganda and dialogue - visual media and societies in the Roman imperial age”. This project focused on the formation of ”propaganda” in ancient societies. Hedlund is presently employed by Uppsala University Coin Cabinet for an infrastructural projekt funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. This aims at making the holdings of ancient coins of Uppsala university digitally accessible in the Alvin database (www.alvin-portal.org).
Other research interests include the uses of Classical heritage in later history and present day society, and museum collections. Hedlund is also involved in the Swedish archaeological excavations in Labraunda in soutwestern Turkey (www.labraunda.org) and contributing to the publication of the Hellenistic and Roman buildings from the sanctuary.
MBA. Swedish Former Ambassador to i.e. China, Norway, New Zeeland. Under- secretary and head of the Administrative department at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Treasurer of the Board for SRII since 2003.
Anders Ackfeldt (M.A. in Islamology) has been employed at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University since 2007. Since the fall of 2011 he pursues a Ph.D. in Islamology at the Center for Theology and Religious Studies at the same university. Anders academic interest areas are mainly current Muslim debates on music, with a focus on popular culture and African-American Islam. He has done field work among Muslim hip-hop youth in Istanbul, and among the Nation of Gods and Earths in New York. He has taught several courses on all levels in Middle Eastern Studies, Human Rights Studies, Islamology and European Studies.
Anders has a passion for commissioned education, capacity building and cooperation’s with organizations and companies outside the academic world. Since 2017 he is responsible for commissioned education at CMES. He has been involved in projects with, for example, The Swedish Board of Migration, Institut du Monde Arabe, The Swedish Prison and Probation Service, and the National Coordinator Against Violent Extremism. He is currently involved in the Horizon 2020 project FASTER that seeks to reinforce the research and knowledge transfer capacity of the Tunisian National Research Institute of Rural Engineering, Water and Forests (INRGREF) related to innovative land and water management in view of climate change. Within the project Anders is responsible for developing efficient E-learning courses and the development of pedagogical activities.
ANNA MAJ HULTGÅRD
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Ph.d. in economic history 1985; Professor of history, SU, 1997-; Secretary General for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Swedish Research Council (VR), 2007-2012; Member of Royal Academy of Science, 2008-; Major research interest: cultural dynamics, particularly global history of law codes (present); history of mentalities (past).
ANN KRISTIN JONASSON
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Birsel Karakoç obtained her PhD in Turcology at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany) in 2001 with a thesis titled Studien zum finiten Verbalsystem des Nogaischen. Between 1999 and 2006 she worked as a research fellow on the project “Linguistic connectivity in bilingual Turkish-German children” which was based at the Collaborative Research Centre on Multilingualism at the University of Hamburg and sponsored by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). In 2006 she was awarded a research grant by the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (Kungl. Vitterhetsakademien) and became a research fellow at the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University. Within the project, she carried out research on copular constructions in a number of Turkic languages from synchronic and diachronic points of view. In 2016 she was appointed Professor of Turkic languages at the same department at Uppsala University. Karakoç has worked on research questions concerning the typology of Turkic languages, the morphosyntax, syntax and semantics of Turkic languages (especially Noghay, a minor Turkic language spoken in the Northern Caucasus in Russia, and other Kipchak Turkic languages; Turkish; Karakhanid Turkic; Old Anatolian Turkish; Turkish as spoken in Germany and Sweden; and Turkic varieties spoken in Iran), the documentation and description of Noghay, comparative Turkic linguistics, and contact linguistics.
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During the annual meeting an election committee is selected, preparing the different elections that the Research council holds.