Ruairidh Tarvet (Ph.D, M.A)

Teaching Fellow

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Background

I am a teaching fellow in Scandinavian studies at the University of Edinburgh. Having completed an MA (Hons) in Scandinavian Studies, German and European Union Studies, I went on to work as a teacher and lecturer at Rønshoved Højskole in Southern Denmark, where I taught Danish, German, English literature and Music. In 2018, I completed my PhD in Scandinavian studies. My thesis focussed on language and identity in Schleswig (Southern Jutland) and the interplay of regional, national and transnational identities in minority communities.

I am a regular speaker/attendee of the Nordic Research Network conference series and organiser of the Scandinavian Research Seminar Series at The University of Edinburgh and contributor to national newspapers on issues related to nationalism, national minorities, identity and Scandinavia.

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosphy (Ph.D), Scandinavian Studies, The University of Edinburgh, 2018

MA (Hons) in Scandinavian Studies, German and European Union Studies, The University of Edinburgh, 2014

Undergraduate teaching

Scandinavian Civilisation 2016-present

Danish 1 2020- present

Danish Language 2 2016- present

Danish 3 2020- present

Language paper 1 (Scandinavian Studies) 2020- present

Oral for Danish 4 2020-present

Scandinavian Languages 2 2016- present

History of the Scandinavian Languages 2 2016- present

Language Paper 2 (Scandinavian Studies) 2018

German Oral 1a 2017-2018

German Oral 1b 2017-2018

German Oral 2 2018- 2019

German 1b Grammar 2018- 2019

German 2 Grammar 2019

German 2 Translation/Text Production 2018- 2019

German 2 Literature 2019 

Postgraduate teaching

Translation Studies - Scandinavian Studies Msc 2020-present

Research summary

My research covers the following areas:

 

Nationalism

National Minorities

National identity

Language and identity

Migration

Borderlands

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In the press

Article in Der Nordschleswiger, https://www.nordschleswiger.dk/de/nordschleswig-suedschleswig/grenzschliessung-akademiker-suche-nach-antworten

Article by Sydslesvisk Foreningen, https://syfo.de/en/feed-arkiv/post/100829723304362-3165358313518139

Interview with TV2 News, Denmark, 20.11.2019

Second interview with TV2 News, Denmark, 13.12.2019

Article in The Times, UK, 12.05.20 https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coronavirus-in-scotland-a-shared-history-but-miles-apart-dutiful-danes-show-its-done-5rw63hqmz

Article in Der Nordschleswiger, February 2020 https://www.nordschleswiger.dk/de/nordschleswig-schueler-machen-zeitung/grenze-im-kopf

Article in Danish newspaper, Jyllandsposten, 08.12.2018

Public lecture at the Nordic Embassies, Berlin https://www.nordischebotschaften.org/veranstaltungen/die-d-nisch-deutsche-minderheit-ein-modell-f-r-die-zukunft-europas

Discussion in Flensborg Avis https://www.fla.de/wp/dailys/dansk-ambassade-i-berlin-inviterer-til-debat-om-mindretal-og-graenseland/

Interview with BBC Radio Scotland https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09hc9j2

Interview in Grænsen https://issuu.com/graensen/docs/gr-0317_net/24

Interview with Grænseforeningen http://www.graenseforeningen.dk/mindretal-er-populaere-i-forskningen.html#.WKW6AmdviUk

Interview with Flensborg Avis  http://www.fla.de/wp/dailys/mindretal-maal-for-videnskabelig-undersoegelse

Article in Sydslesvigsk Foreningen (KONTAKT) http://syfo.de/fileadmin/syfo/KONTAKT/Kontakt_16.02.2017.pdf

Article in Der Nordschleswiger http://www.nordschleswiger.dk/news.4460.aspx?newscatid=36&newsid=100788&h=Forscher-aus-Edinburgh-befragen-das-Grenzland

Article in The National 1 http://www.thenational.scot/news/15198670.Wha_s_like_us__The_true_measure_of_oil_riches_is_surely_how_you_use_wealth_for_the_good_of_all_citizens/

Article in The National 2 http://www.thenational.scot/news/15203259.Wha_s_like_us__Common_values_between_Scotland_and_Denmark_could_be_priceless/?ref=rl&lp=1

Article in Kristeligt Dagblad https://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/udland/skotsk-forsker-eu-skal-fremme-den-rummelige-nationalisme

Article by EU delegation in Denmark https://ec.europa.eu/denmark/news/press_review/180806_da

Article by Copenhagen University on parallel languages https://cip.ku.dk/om_parallelsproglighed/sagt_og_skrevet/artikler_2012/

 

Tarvet,  R. "Re-imagining Sleswig: Language and Identity in the German-Danish Borderlands. Understanding the Regional, National and Transnational Dimensions of Minority Identity", University Press of Southern Denmark, 2020 (monograph)

Tarvet, R. "The Current State of Linguistic Identity in the German Minority of Northern Schleswig", ed. Peter Thaler, DeGruyter, 2021 (book chapter)

Tarvet, R. (Translator), Hansen, H.S. A Community Takes Shape: Germans in North Schleswig between the 1840s and 1914, ed. Peter Thaler, DeGruyter, 2021 (book chapter)

Tarvet, R. & Klatt, M. "The Impact of the Coronovirus Pandemic on Borderland Living in the German-Danish Border Region" article under submission at "National Identities", Taylor & Francis, 2020  (journal article)

Tarvet, R. (Interview contribution) in Das, Divya, Lassen, Kim Bildsøe. "Briterne og Brexit" (The Brits and Brexit), Politikens Forlag, 2020

Tarvet, R. "Mapping out Identity in the German-Danish Borderlands: New Perspectives on Hybridising Identity in National Minority Communities", in "The North As Home", Norvik Press, 2019 (book chapter)

Den Hielmstierne-Rosencronske Stiftelse (August 2020) 15,000 DKK

Traugott Møller Fonden (July 2020) 25,000 DKK

Oberst H. Parkovs Mindefond (July 2020) 20,000 DKK

Konsul George Jorck og Hustru Emma Jorck's Fond (April 2020) 30,000 DKK

Kjeld of Vera Schmidts Mindefond (2015) £350

Anglo-Danish Society Anniversary Award (2014) £1,000