Mette Simonsen Abildgaard

Mette Simonsen Abildgaard is a postdoctoral researcher in the Techno-Anthropology research group at AAU, with a background in Comparative Literature and Modern Culture. I have recently finished a DFF-funded postdoc on the cultural appropriation of the telephone in Denmark from 1950-2000. I work on topics such as the design of telephone booths, the development of domestic telephone culture, and digital methods as cultural analysis. Broadly, my research interests include STS, the history of technology, Media Studies (especially radio) and Sound Studies.

Associated organisations


The Techno-Anthropology Research Group

The Techno-Anthropology (TANT) group researches key processes of social and technical innovation that are critical to the challenges facing contemporary and future societies. Complicated societal issues are unlikely to be solved by technical fixes. We therefore believe that workable solutions and a responsible development of technology must build on the active consideration of social relations, the engagement of users, and an in-depth understanding of the complexities of technology-in-use.

Department of Learning and Philosophy

The Department of Learning and Philosophy operates on an interdisciplinary, cross-faculty basis. The mission of the Department is to do research, development and teaching in the areas of education, learning and philosophy, within the educational system as well as in public and private organisations.

The Faculty of Humanities 

Aalborg University Copenhagen