Henrik Olav Mathiesen
MA history, University of Oslo, 2015
BA history, Queen Mary University of London, 2012
‘The Epistolary Practices of Norwegian Emigrants and the Emergence of a Transatlantic Public Sphere, ca. 1835–1870’
My dissertation explores the transatlantic dimension of popular participation in the written public sphere and I have been affiliated with the UiO:Nordic research project ‘The Public Sphere and Freedom of Expression in the Nordic Countries, 1815–1900’.
American and Norwegian nineteenth century history, social history, history of writing, belonging and perceptions of identity, and the philosophy of history.
‘Trykte amerikabrev og transatlantisk folkelig offentlighet, ca. 1840–1860.’ In Frie ord i Norden? Offentlighet, ytringsfrihet og medborgerskap, 1814–1914, ed. Ruth Hemstad and Dag Michalsen, pp. 355–387. Oslo: Pax, 2019.
‘Belonging in the Midwest: Norwegian Americans and the Process of Attachment, ca. 1830–1860.’ American Nineteenth Century History 15, no. 2: 119–146.