Mary Hilson

Professor at the School for Culture and Society, Aarhus University.  Areas of research include Modern History of the Nordic Region. For more information about Mary Hilson click here. She is also Aarhus University's representative on the board of Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World (ReNEW): An Excellence Hub in Research, Education and Public Outreach funded by Nordforsk of which nordics.info is a part. 


Contributions to nordics.info

2020.10.05 | Film, Mary Hilson, The Nordic Model

Film: ’What is the Nordic Model?’ with Professor Mary Hilson

The Nordic Model is used in all sorts of contexts, ranging from the disposal of nuclear waste to the management of prostitution. In 2013 The Economist magazine described the Nordic countries as ‘the world’s next supermodel’ largely due to the economic flexibility and dynamism of these five countries. However, the Nordic Model is perhaps…

'Carl Eldhs Brantings' monument, Bellevueparken, Stockholm, Sweden (see below).

2019.02.27 | Article, Mary Hilson, Policy, Nation building

Nordic social democratic parties during the twentieth century

Social democratic parties have had a significant influence on the Nordic countries during the twentieth century, especially in Sweden. As centre-left parties closely associated with the trade union movement, social democratic policy aims have included full employment and the promotion of social justice and equality. The political influence of…

The most common definition of the Nordic region: Greenland, Iceland, The Faroe Islands, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden. Ssolbergjderivative work: Citypeek [CC BY-SA 3.0]

2019.02.25 | Article, Mary Hilson, Region-building

The Nordic region

The Nordic region, or Norden, may be defined as consisting of the five sovereign states Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, plus the three autonomous territories connected to these states: the Faroe Islands and Greenland (Denmark) and Åland (Finland). These states are widely considered to form a distinctive region by virtue of their…