Klaus Nathaus

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Mobile phone +47 228 56874 (office)
Room NT421
Available hours by appointment
Visiting address Niels Treschow Hus Niels Hendrik Abels vei 36 campus Blindern
Postal address Postboks 1008 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

I am a social historian working on popular culture in Britain, (West) Germany and the US from the late 19th to the end of the 20th century. I am particularly interested in the history of the voluntary organisation of leisure, the development of public entertainment spaces and the production of popular music from the rise of Tin Pan Alley to the advent of the internet. As a certified historian and a hobby sociologist, I am also interested in the dialogue between the two disciplines.

Courses taught


I studied at Ruhr University in Bochum and Technical and Humboldt University in Berlin, where I graduated in 2001. I received my PhD in 2008 for a dissertation on the comparative history of leisure clubs and associations in Britain and Germany in the 19th and 20th centuries. Subsequently, I was employed at the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology at Bielefeld University and at the University of Edinburgh, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, before I came to Oslo in June 2014.


Tags: History
Published Apr. 24, 2018 3:18 PM - Last modified Feb. 24, 2021 2:55 PM

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