Kai Peter Østberg

Professor

USN School of Business
Department of Business, History and Social Sciences
Campus Bø (2-344)

Responsibilities

  • Teaching/Courses:
  • Norwegian and European history before 1800
  • Political culture 1700-2000: France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy
  • Patriotism, ideas about freedom and national indepdendence in Norway 1750-1814 
  • Research:
  • Head of the research group "Political culture"

Competences

French history, in particular the 18th century and the French Revolution

Democratization and the public sphere in Norway and the Nordic countries in teh 18th and 19th centuries. 

Political culture, Western Europe and the Nordic countries.  

CV

Education:
1990–91 Period of study in Paris at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Supervision by Director of research François Furet.
1991 Cand.philol. at the Universitey of Oslo: MA in history, with French and Poltical science as auxiliary subjects.
1992 Pedagogical training PPU/SLS, UiO 
1997–1998 Research period in Aix-en-Provence. Cooperation with professor Michel Vovelle.
2004 Dr.art.-degree at the University of Oslo. Title of dissertation: Flyktige evigheter. Lojalitetsbånd og sivilisering i Aix-en-Provence og den franske revolusjons verden, 1775–1815 (Fleeting EternitiesBonds of Loyalty and the Process of Civilization in Aix-en-Provence and the World of the French Revolution, 1775-1815). 
Courses:
2918–2019 Course in supervising PhD-candidates, USN.

Professional experience:
1994–1995 Associate professor (temporay position) Dept. of History, UiO.
1996–2001 PhD-student, UiO 
2002–2004 Various temporary teaching and research posts, UiO and the University College of Vestfold. 
2004–2005 Lecturer in French civilization, ILOS, UiO
2005–2006 Part-time teacher, IAKH (Dept. of History etc.), UiO.
October 2005 – March 2006, researcher at the Norwegian Insitute of Defence Studies (IFS) (50% employment). 
From June 2006 Postdoctoral student, IAKH, UiO
From January 2009 Assoicate professor University College of Telemark, Bø (later USN).
From January 2021 Professor of history, USN.  

Positions of trust:
1982–84 og 1987–1991 Course teacher in Acem, meditations school and culutral organization. 
2001–2003: Member of the board of the Norwegian section of the Society of 
18th Century studies
2008–2015: Member of the editorial committee of Revue d’histoire nordique, Toulouse. From 2011 as one out of four scientific directors.
2009–2010: Member of the organizing committe of the Norwegian National History Conference in Bø, 2010.
From 2015: Leader of the Research group "Political culture", USN. 
2018–2019: Member of the organizing committe of the Norwegian National History Conference in Vestfold, 2019

Publications

Only publications in English and French. For publications in Norwegian, see the Norwegian version of my profile

”Chronique. Une thèse norvégienne sur la Révolution en Provence”, in Provence Historique, tome LVI, no. 224, avril-mai-juin 2006, p.223–229. 

”Un membre de la société jugé trop lâche. Relations conjugales et sphère publique dans un procès d’impuissance à Aix à la veille de la Révolution”, i Provence Historique, tome LVII, no. 229, juillet-août 2007, p. 289–305. 

Review (in English) of Bo Stråth, Union och demokrati. De förenade rikena Sverige–Norge 1814–1905, in Revue d’historie nordique/Nordic Historical Review, no. 5, 2007, p. 233–239

“Sociétés et sociabilité au Danemark et en Norvège : Fonction et importance dans l’évolution du système politique, 1750–1884”, in Revue d’histoire nordique no. 8, 2009, p.197–224.

”Introduction” (in English and French), in Revue d’historie nordique, no. 10, 2010, The coming of democracy / L’avènement de la démocratie 1750–1850, s. 11–19 (English version). I was the editor of this issue.

Review (in French) of John Peter Collett og Bård Frydenlund (red.), Christianias handelspatrisiat. En elite i 1700-tallets Norge [Le patriciat commercial de Christiania. Une élite dans la Norvège du 18e siècle], Oslo, Andresen & Butenschøn 2008, in Revue d’historie nordique, no. 10, 2010, p. 209–212.

 

”Aux antipodes de la société de cour. La défense de la constitution norvégienne après 1814 – liberté paysanne et style des élites”, in Revue d'histoire Nordique 2012 (no. 15) p. 177–215.

La France révolutionnaire ; modèle et image d'horreur en Scandinavie de 1789 à 1871, i Banques, industrie et Europe du Nord : hommage à Bertrand de Lafargue. CNRS Editions 2013, s. 151–172.

«L'élite norvégienne en 1814 – révolutionnaire malgré elle?», in Nordiques 2016 (31), s. 27–38

«The Power of Reputation. Navigating conflicting notions of honour within the elite of Denmark-Norway, c. 1784–1814 » in Scandinavian Journal of History. DOI: 10.1080/03468755.2020.1844287

 

Publications in Cristin