Carlsberg Foundation Grants for CBS Researchers from MPP

The Carlsberg Foundation, one of the world's oldest commercial foundations, has awarded DKK 6.2 million to three CBS researchers from MPP

08/12/2021

Carlsberg Foundation Grants for CBS Researchers from MPP




Mathias Hein Jessen has been awarded the Carlsberg Young Researcher Fellowship with a grant of 3.900.000 DKK for the project Corporate Subjects: An Intellectual History of the Corporation. It includes me as PI and one post doc/assistant professor and one phd. The main aim of this project is to analyse how corporations are given existence and legitimacy as political subjects through similarities and analogies as well as delineations from human subjects and states. It argues that a central part of the existence and power of corporations is not only their status as legal persons, but that they are ascribed existence and legitimacy as political subjects. Understanding how corporations are legitimized as individuals is central to understanding how they wield political and economic power and influence. The project uses intellectual history to analyse how corporate subjects are constituted through notions of property, rights, citizenship, responsibility, liability and accountability.


Two more MPP'ers have both been awarded the Carlsberg Foundation Monograph Fellowships:

Per H. Hansen, 1.100.200 kr for the project DANSKE BANK OG DANSKERNE 1871-2021. The aim of the project is to write a historical monograph that makes sense of Danske Bank and its shifting relations to Danish society since its establishment in 1871. A historical and cultural analysis of the bank and its position in the financial sector and in Danish society will allow the Danes to better understand Danske Bank and its role in society today. The analysis will use the Danske Bank's management and its changing representations in society as a prism to understand Danske Bank and its history in the context of the financial sector and its shifting relations to the surrounding society.


Robin Holt, 1.213.000 kr., for the project CRAFT: MAKING NEW FORMS IN A BROKEN WORLD. In an increasingly precarious world characterized by fragile relationships between people, and between people and things, craft work appears to offer a refuge. Making things according to long standing traditions, making them well, and encouraging users to learn just why this is important, creates a community of trade that is both environmentally and socially sustainable. Throughout the book I consider why it matters, like never before, to engage in, and with, craft practice. I study not just the objects being made and used in craft practice, but the organization of relationships and the technologies mediating these. Just as much as a pot or chair, organization can be formed and used well, or badly. The question I answer is how.