Atle L. Wold

Professor of British Studies
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PhD-coordinator

I am responsible for the PhD-programme at ILOS.

Academic Interests

I am a historian by training, and most of my research has been on eighteenth-century British history, with a main focus on Scotland in the 1790s. In more recent years, I have taken an interest in privateering in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth centuries, and particularly in the question of how neutral nations should relate to the privateers of the belligerents.

Alongside my historical work, I take a keen interest in contemporary Scottish (and British) politics; first and foremost with respect to questions of constitutional reform and devolution in the UK. In the on-going EURONOR-project, I study perceptions of Norden and the Nordic model in contemporary Scotland.

 

Teaching

British studies, teaching the following courses:

Higher education and employment history

I hold a Ph.D. British history from the University of Edinburgh, 2003.

Before joining the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages to teach British Studies in 2005, I worked for a year at the University of Stavanger, teaching general European history.

Tags: English, British Studies, Great Britain, British history, British politics, Scotland, Scottish politics, Eighteenth Century, Privateering, Nordic model

Publications

  • Wold, Atle (2015). Was there a Law of Sedition in Scotland? Baron David Hume's Analysis of the Scottish Sedition Trials of 1794. In Pentland, Gordon & Davis, Michael T. (Ed.), Liberty, Property and Popular Politics: England and Scotland, 1688-1815. Essays in Honour of H. T. Dickinson. Edinburgh University Press. ISSN 9781474405676. p. 163–175. doi: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405676.003.0012.
  • Wold, Atle (2007). Loyalism in Scotland in the 1790s. In Broich, Ullrich; Dickinson, H. T.; Hellmuth, Eckhart & Schmidt, Martin (Ed.), Reactions to Revolutions: The 1790s and their Aftermath. LIT Verlag. ISSN 978-3-8258-7427-8. p. 109–136.
  • Wold, Atle (2006). Britain 1603-1815. In Mustad, Jan Erik & Rahbek, Ulla (Ed.), A Short Introduction to the History of the United Kingdom. Fagbokforlaget. ISSN 82-450-0385-9. p. 67–98.
  • Wold, Atle (2006). L'Écosse et la Révolution française. Annales historiques de la Révolution française. ISSN 0003-4436. 342(4), p. 145–158.
  • Wold, Atle (2005). Scottish Attitudes to Military Mobilisation and War in the 1790s. In Harris, Bob (Eds.), Scotland in the Age of the French Revolution. John Donald. p. 140–163.

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  • Wold, Atle L. (2020). Privateering and Diplomacy, 1793-1807: Great Britain, Denmark-Norway and the Question of Neutral Ports. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-030-45185-1. 248 p.
  • Wold, Atle (2015). Scotland and the French Revolutionary War, 1792-1802. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9781474403313. 234 p.

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  • Wold, Atle L. & Moland, Petter (2020). NRK P2, podcast: "Krig og Fred", tema: "Kan Skottland gå solo?". [Radio]. Oslo.
  • Valø, Mats & Wold, Atle L. (2020). NRK P2, Studio 2, "Keep Calm and Carry on". [Radio]. Oslo.
  • Wold, Atle L. (2019). Vil Skottland igjen kreve folkeavstemning om selvstendighet? Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116. p. 20–21.
  • Wold, Atle L. (2019). Unionsstaten vokser frem, 1603-1922.
  • Wold, Atle L. (2019). 'What Scotland can learn': A Study of the Organisation Nordic Horizons.
  • Heiervang, Camilla Helen & Wold, Atle L. (2018). 'Brexit synliggjorde gamle motsetninger. [Newspaper]. Vårt Land.
  • Person, Aksel F & Wold, Atle L. (2018). Norgesglasset, NRK Radio P1. [Radio]. nrk.no.
  • Wold, Atle L. & Trovåg, Einar Orten (2018). Naboane håper på England-fiasko: – Heilt uaktuelt å heie på dei. [Internet]. nrk.no.
  • Wold, Atle L. (2018). Scotland and Brexit: challenges and opportunities for the Scottish SNP Government.
  • Wold, Atle L. (2017). The View from Outside: A brief presentation of the EURONOR-Project (The Nordic Model in an Europeanised Context) at the University of Oslo.
  • Wold, Atle L. (2017). Rogue Courts at work in Scotland? En sammenligning av de skotske og engelske oppvigleri-rettssakene på 1790-tallet.
  • Wold, Atle L. (2015). Can Corbyn help rebuild Scottish Labour? British Politics Review. ISSN 1890-4505. 10(4).
  • Wold, Atle L. (2015). The Nordic Model in Scottish Politics: ideal or irrelevance?
  • Wold, Atle L. (2014). Skottland kan endre Storbritannia. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Wold, Atle L. (2014). The SNP and the art of cherry picking. British Politics Review. ISSN 1890-4505. 9(2).
  • Wold, Atle L. (2013). When Britain ruled the waves - or a brief history of the battleship. British Politics Review. ISSN 1890-4505. 8(1).
  • Wold, Atle (2012). Skottland mot selvstendighet, med Norge som modell? In Bratberg, Øivind & Haugevik, Kristin M. (Ed.), Det glemte partnerskapet? Norge og Storbritannia i et nytt århundre. Akademika forlag. ISSN 9788232101030. p. 111–123.
  • Wold, Atle (2012). Mot skotsk uavhengighet? Klassekampen. ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Wold, Atle (2011). Skottland mot selvstendighet, med Norge som modell? In Bratberg, Øivind & Haugevik, Kristin M. (Ed.), Det glemte partnerskapet? Norge og Storbritannia i et endret Europa. British Politics Society. ISSN 978-82-998915-0-9. p. 86–95.
  • Bratberg, Øivind & Wold, Atle (2010). Interpreting the result on 6 May. British Politics Review. ISSN 1890-4505. 5(2), p. 8–8.
  • Wold, Atle L. (2010). Til valg mot systemet. Dagbladet. ISSN 0805-3766.
  • Haugevik, Kristin M. & Wold, Atle (2009). Churchill the quotable. British Politics Review. ISSN 1890-4505. 4(4).
  • Wold, Atle (2009). The controversial politician Margaret Thatcher. British Politics Review. ISSN 1890-4505. 4(1).
  • Wold, Atle (2007). The Union of 1707 and the government of Scotland. British Politics Review. ISSN 1890-4505. 2(1), p. 5–6.
  • Wold, Atle (2007). British identity - then and now. British Politics Review. ISSN 1890-4505. 2(1).
  • Wold, Atle (2007). The Scotsman Gordon Brown. British Politics Review. ISSN 1890-4505. 2(3).
  • Wold, Atle (2006). Devolution: New Labour's calculated gamble? British Politics Review. ISSN 1890-4505. 1(1).
  • Wold, Atle (2006). Sierra Leone: the ideal type of efficient intervention? British Politics Review. ISSN 1890-4505. 1(2).

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