Erling Isholm

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Research interests

Modern history (1600-1900)

History of fishing

Economic history

Legal history

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Erling Isholm has been an assistant professor of history at the Faculty of History and Social Sciences of the University of the Faroe Islands since 2011.


Erling Isholm has taught several subjects and supervised students since 2011, and he has developed courses and written descriptions for courses he has taught or as Programme Director has been responsible for.

List of courses

Løgsøga (Faroese lagel history) biannually

Eldri heimssøga (Early world history) annually

Føroysk fiskivinnusøga (Faroese fisheries history) annually

Historiografi (Historiography) annually

Smátjóðir í danska kongsríkinum (History og small nation in the danish realm (2012-2017)


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of the Faroe Islands

Award Date: 8 Nov 2019

Bachelor, í norðurlendskum, serliga føroyskum máli og bókmentum, University of the Faroe Islands

Award Date: 16 Jun 2006

Master, University of the Faroe Islands

Award Date: 15 Jun 2001

Bachelor, University of the Faroe Islands

Award Date: 23 Jun 1994

External positions

Nevndarlimur í Virðislønarnevnd M.A. Jacobsens

1 Jan 2001 → …

Nevndarlimur í Amnesty International, Føroya Deild, Amnesty International



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