Ellen Marie Krefting

Professor - History of Ideas
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Phone +47 22841064
Room 634
Visiting address Georg Morgenstiernes hus Blindernveien 31 0313 Blindern
Postal address Postboks 1020 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Research interests

Early modern intellectual history in Europe and Denmark-Norway, with a particular focus on the history of knowledge, genres and communication forms, periodicals, the idea of freedom of speech and the emergence of public debate. Also seventeenth and eighteenth century French philosophy, literature and cultural history, gender questions, historiography and the cultural and intellectual history of the ocean.


  • IDE1105, IDE2001, EKUL4000, EKUL4001, EKUL4002 (regularly)
  • IDE2014/IDE4014 - The public sphere, freedom of press and political ideas around 1814 (irregularly)
Tags: History of ideas, Intellectual history, Early modern, Enlightenment, Public sphere, Freedom of speech and democracy, Gender Perspectives, Historiography, Denmark-Norway
Published Aug. 6, 2014 8:27 AM - Last modified Aug. 26, 2019 3:31 PM