My main research area is eighteenth-century university history. My interests range from the Enlightenment (in England, Scotland, and Denmark-Norway) to vagrancy and with trials in early modern Scandinavia.
My main research area is eighteenth-century university history, though my interests range from vagrancy in early modern Norway to witch trials and the Enlightenment.
My doctoral work (begun in 2021) is a cultural history of scholarly communities at the universities of Oxford and Copenhagen, c. 1714-1820. I seek to compare and discuss how the similar and different factors and contexts, internal and external, affected the scholarly communities' cultures and vice versa. By doing so, I explore how eighteenth-century scholarly identities were created and performed, constructed, and perceived, and how they tied in with global networks of learning, such as the republic of letters.
[Upcoming] "'Terror' and 'Devotion': Emotional Experiences at the University of Copenhagen, 1770-1773" (to be held at the History of Education Society's Annual Conference, Sheffield, 17-19 November 2023)
'"Decline" and the Cultural History of the Eighteenth-century University' (Graduate Seminar in History, 1680-1850, Lincoln College, Oxford, 24 January 2023)
Other research interests:
Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754)
early modern Scandinavia, esp. Denmark-Norway
early modern British Isles, esp. England
Enlightenment culture, networks, and literature
early modern learned people and networks
history of universities
history of knowledge
cultural history, esp. mentalités
history of emotions
MLitt in Early Modern History (Distinction), University of St Andrews
BA in History, NTNU the Norwegian University of Science and Technology