Kirsten Drotner

Kirsten Drotner


1985 Dr. Phil., University of Aarhus, Denmark

1977 M.A. (cand. mag.) in English and Danish language and literature, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Prior Work:

A chair of media studies and founding director of DREAM (Danish Research Centre on Advanced Media

Materials), she is a leading researcher on media history, on interactions with media at present and in the past, on the formation of creative, digital media literacies, and on users’ engagements with museums, libraries and similar cultural institutions. She is author, co-author or co–editor of six books in English, 27 books and reports in Nordic languages, and more than 140 articles and book chapters.

She currently serves as chair of the Scientific Committee for the Humanities at Science Europe and of Danish Research Centre of Museum Studies. She is a board member of the Danish Council for Independent Research, of the Danish Film Institute, and of the Clara Lachmann Foundation, and a member of the science policy committee at the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

Current Employment/Responsibilities:

Professor at University of Southern Denmark.

Areas of Research Interest:

Media studies with particular focus on audience studies (historical, present), digital media literacies, digital co-creation and learning, media ethnography; ICT studies and e-learning; digital museum studies; child and youth culture studies; gender studies.