Dr. Phil., University of Copenhagen, 1996
Ph. D., University of Edinburgh, 1978
Mag. Art., University of Copenhagen, 1972
Cand. Art., University of Copenhagen, 1968

Fellow, British Academy
Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh
Foreign Member, Royal Danish Academy of Sciences & Letters
Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
Fellow, Royal Historical Society
Lim Chong Yah Professor, National University of Singapore
Torgny Segerstedt Professor, University of Uppsala
Inaugural Centenary Fellow, Scots Philosophical Club
Gold medal of the University of Aarhus

Current affiliations

● Long-term Fellow, Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien, Universität Erfurt ● Professor of Intellectual History, University of St. Andrews ● Professor Emeritus of Intellectual History, University of Sussex ● Affiliated Professor of History, Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen

Former positions

● Honorary Professor of History, University College London● Senior Researcher, University of Bergen ●Visiting Professor of Political Science, National University of Singapore ●Professor of Intellectual History and Director of the Sussex Centre for Intellectual History, University of Sussex ● Professor of Philosophy and Associate Faculty in Political Science, Boston University ● Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Australian National University ● Lecturer in the School of Political Science, Victoria University of Wellington ● Senior Tutor in the Department of Philosophy, Monash University, Melbourne ● Tutor in the Institute for Philosophy, University of Copenhagen

Visiting positions

in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Sweden, UK, USA.

Lectures and seminars in these countries as well as Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Research funding

Recently from The British Academy, The Leverhulme Trust, The Arts & Humanities Research Council, The Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft