Staff Profiles

Dr Charlotte Hansen

Assistant Lecturer

Dr Charlotte Hansen BA, MA (Durham), PhD (Aarhus)

My research focuses on the nineteenth and early twentieth century intellectual Catholicism in Europe, with particular reference to England, Germany and Italy. I am particularly interested in the relationship between authority and academic/intellectual freedom, Church and state questions and the rethinking of historiographical categories. 

I am currently working on a comparative and pan-European study of a group of Liberal Catholics who advocated reform within the Church in the period 1850-1920 and a review of ‘priests on film.’

Selected publications:

Sandhedens & samvittighedens ubrydelige bånd hos John Henry Newman, H. Clausen, B. Frosell & K. Madsen (eds.), Jeg vil løfte frelsens bæger. Festskrift til Biskop Czeslaw Kozon (Sankt Andreas Bibliotek, 2011), pp. 93-102.

Ignaz von Döllinger and the Insistence on Academic Freedom in Theological Inquiry, Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte/Contemporary Church History, vol. 24, issue 1, 2011, pp. 27-50.

Newman, Conscience and Authority, New Blackfriars, vol. 92, no. 103, 2010, pp. 209-223.


Festdag for Peter & Paulus, Katolsk Orientering, August 2012
Caput Mundi, Katolsk Orientering, June 2012
Succes for Pavebesøget i England og Skotland, Katolsk Orientering, October 2010
John Henry Newman – Troens og Kirkens Kontroversielle Apologet, i Katolsk Orientering, September 2010
John Henry Newmans Vandring ‘fra Skygger og Forestillinger frem mod Sandheden, i Katolsk Orientering, November 2008