Tor Egil Førland

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Visiting address Georg Morgenstierne building Blindernveien 31 0313 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1020 Blindern 0315 OSLO


  • Cand. philol. 1986 (history, economy, political science), University of Oslo
  • Dr. philos. 1991 (history), University of Oslo

Academic appointments

  • Visiting scholar, University of Maryland, College Park, 1987–88
  • Research fellow (NAVF), International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) 1988–90
  • Associate professor in Western Europe Areas Studies, University of Oslo, 1991–2001
  • Adjunct associate professor in history, University of Bergen, 1993–94
  • Professor in history, University of Oslo, 2001–

Leadership positions

  • Responsible for Western Europe Area Studies, 1995–2002
  • Subdean of education at the Faculty of Humanities, 2003–2006
  • Head of education and Deputy head of Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH), 2009–2012
  • Head of Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH), 2013–2020
  • Head of Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, 2021–.


I have taught all levels of history, especially general modern European history, Cold War history, European integration history, and historical theory and methodology, since 1993, and courses at the Western Europe Area Studies, 1990–2003.

Current research interests

  • Explanation and objectivity in historiography
Tags: History, Philosophy of History
Published Dec. 14, 2010 2:36 PM - Last modified Jan. 13, 2021 8:32 AM