Sølvi Sogner#


  • 1979 -1995 President of the organization of the Nordic University Courses in History
  • 1980-1984 Member of the steering group for the NFR- project [NFR = Norwegian Research Council] “Women’s work in family and society c. 1870-1940”
  • 1980-1983 Project leader for NFR/ Ministry of consumption and administration-project “The fertility decline in Norway c. 1890-1930”
  • 1983-1985 Member of NFR’s evaluation committee for the humanities 1983-85
  • 1985-1991 Member of the program committee for the NFR-project “Social and economic consequences of stagnation and decline in population”
  • 1985/86, 91-93 Member of NFR’s evaluation committee for history applications
  • 1996-1997 Member of NFR’s program committee for demography
  • 1987 -2000 Project leader for the “Courtbook project” at the Institute for history, University of Oslo
  • 1992 -2000 Project leader for the Norwegian section of the NOS-H (Nordic) project “Judicial control and conflict handling in pre-industrial time. The courts as social arena for normative and social interaction in the Nordic countries c. 1550-1850”
  • 1998-1999 Co-leader of the international Research Group in Historical demography at the Centre for Advanced Study, at the Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo. Project: The mortality decline c. 1780-1920
  • 1998-2000 Leader of the NFR-project “The Decline of Mortality in a Norwegian local society”
  • 1985-1990 President of the Commission of Historical Demography of the International Committee of the Historical Sciences (ICHS)
  • 1975-2007 Supervision of 65 masters and doctoral theses, oppositions or evaluations of 19 doctoral theses, c. 10 evaluations of competence for professorships

  • Founding member of the International Commission of Historical Demography of the ICHS from its foundation in 1960/65, and president 1985-90
  • Founding member of the Norwegian Demographic Society 1974, president 1997-2001
  • Member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population 1971-
  • Member of the Governmental Population Commission 1981-84, responsible for the NOU 1984:26
  • Member of the board for the Professors’ Association 1992-99
  • Member of the Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture 1993-98
  • Member of Letterstedtska föreningen, Norwegian section
  • Member of the International Federation for Research on Women's History 1990-
  • Member of the reference group for Centrum för befolkningsstudier, Demografiska Databasen, Umeå, 1991-
  • Member of the European Graduate School for Training in Economic and Social Historical Research 1992-
  • Member of the board, president 1982-93 of the Norwegian Institute for Local History
  • Member Persondataarkiveringsrådet 1985–97
  • Member Nedgraderingsrådet 1990-97
  • Member of Den nasjonale forskningsetiske komite for samfunnsvitenskap og humaniora (NESH), 1991-97
  • Member of the board of Norsk Folkemuseum 1985-1989
  • Member of the board for Svensk-norsk fond 1980-1992
  • Member of the board for Fridtjof Nansens fond 1999-
  • Member of the board for Center for Advanced Study 2000-
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