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Hans Andrias Sølvará is Dean at the Faculty of History and Social Sciences of the University of the Faroe Islands. He is a historian who has been at the University since 2009, first as Assistant Professor, later as Associate Professor. He was made a Professor in History in October 2019. 

Research interests

Modern political history in a Nordic context
Historical method
Local History of Klaksvík


In the period 1999-2009, I taught, supervised and was examiner at the Faroese University part time. 

Since November 2009, I have been employed full time at the Faculty of History and Social Science, where I as Dean of the Faculty have been responsible for and participated in the development of a new structure of the growing number of educations at the Faculty.

Since 2009 I have developed courses and written descriptions for courses which I have taught or as Programme Director have been responsible for.

List of courses

  • Nationalisman í lokalum og globalum høpi (Nationalism in local and Global Perspective)  BA
  • Arkivkunnleika (Archival Science)  BA
  • Søguvísindalig háttaløg (Historical Method) BA and MA
  • Føroysk nýtíðarsøga (Modern Faroese History) BA
  • Grundskeið í vísindaástøði (Basics in Scientific Theory) BA
  • Føroysk vinnusøga eftir kríggið (Faroese industrial history since the Second World War) MA
  • Føroyskur politikkur í fyrru helvt av 20. øld (Faroese Politics in the first half of the 20th century) MA
  • Fakskeið í søgu (Metodology course in History) - MA


Key publications in recent years include:

Sølvará, H.A: Bumbuatsóknin móti løgtingshúsinum í 1945. 2022. Fróðskapur. 197 p.

Sølvará, H. A.: Færøerne efter freden. 2020, Aarhus Universitetsforlag. 100 p. (100 Danmarkshistorier)

Sølvará, H. A: Freden i Kiel 1814: England, Sverige, Danmark og de nordatlantiske øer. 2018, In: Fróðskaparrit - Faroese Scientific Journal. 64, p. 101-138 37 p.

Sølvará, H. A.: Direct Democracy in the Faroe Islands: A comparative study of referendums in a Faroese context. 2017, In: Fróðskaparrit - Faroese Scientific Journal. 63, p. 49-102 53 p.

Sølvará, H. A.: The Rise of Faroese Separatism: Danish-Faroese relations from 1906-1925 and the radicalization of the national- and home rule question. 2016. Fróðskapur. 205 p. (Supplementum; no. 66)

Sølvará, H. A.: Frá sjálvstýri móti loysing: Donsk-føroysk viðurskifti frá 1906 til 1925 við serligum atliti at radikaliseringini av tjóðskapar- og sjálvstýrisspurninginum. 2014. Fróðskapur. 480 p. (Supplementum; no. 61)

For fuller information on publications, please look under Research Output (and other tabs) above.


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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Rise of Faroese Separatism, Fróðskaparsetur Føroya - The University of the Faroe Islands

Award Date: 19 Feb 2016

Educational diploma (Pedagogikum) , Mentamálaráðið

31 Aug 199930 Jun 2000

Award Date: 15 Oct 2000

Master, History and historical knowledge in the archaelogical and genaelogical analyses of Michel Foucault, Aarhus University

Award Date: 30 Jun 1994

Bachelor, Fróðskaparsetur Føroya - The University of the Faroe Islands

Award Date: 30 Jun 1990

External positions

Research Project funded by Klaksvíkar Kommuna


Chair, The Faroese Union for Teachers at the Upper Secondary Schools (YF)


Part-time teacher at the Upper Secondary School in Hoydølum


Part-time teacher and examiner at Fróðskaparsetur Føroya


Board Member, The Faroese Union for Teachers at the Upper Secondary Schools (YF)


Part-time teacher at the Upper Secondary School in Hoydølum


Teacher at the Upper Secondary School in Kambsdali



  • DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia
  • BL Religion


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