Atle Libæk Wold

Associate Professor - Britisk-amerikansk
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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.



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


  • Wold, Atle (2015). Was there a Law of Sedition in Scotland? Baron David Hume's Analysis of the Scottish Sedition Trials of 1794, In Gordon Pentland & Michael T. Davis (ed.),  Liberty, Property and Popular Politics: England and Scotland, 1688-1815. Essays in Honour of H. T. Dickinson.  Edinburgh University Press.  ISBN 9781474405676.  11.  s 163 - 175
  • Wold, Atle (2007). Loyalism in Scotland in the 1790s, In Ullrich Broich; H. T. Dickinson; Eckhart Hellmuth & Martin Schmidt (ed.),  Reactions to Revolutions: The 1790s and their Aftermath.  LIT Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-8258-7427-8.  artikkel.  s 109 - 136
  • Wold, Atle (2006). Britain 1603-1815, In Jan Erik Mustad & Ulla Rahbek (ed.),  A Short Introduction to the History of the United Kingdom.  Fagbokforlaget.  ISBN 82-450-0385-9.  kapittel nr. 3.  s 67 - 98
  • Wold, Atle (2006). L'Écosse et la Révolution française. Annales historiques de la Révolution française.  ISSN 0003-4436.  342(4), s 145- 158
  • Wold, Atle (2005). Scottish Attitudes to Military Mobilisation and War in the 1790s, In Bob Harris (ed.),  Scotland in the Age of the French Revolution.  John Donald.  kapittel 6.  s 140 - 163

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  • Wold, Atle (2015). Scotland and the French Revolutionary War, 1792-1802. Edinburgh University Press.  ISBN 9781474403313.  234 s.

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  • Valø, Mats & Wold, Atle L. (2020, 20. mars). NRK P2, Studio 2, "Keep Calm and Carry on". [Radio].  Oslo.
  • Wold, Atle L. & Moland, Petter (2020, 01. februar). NRK P2, podcast: "Krig og Fred", tema: "Kan Skottland gå solo?". [Radio].  Oslo.
  • Wold, Atle L. (2019). Unionsstaten vokser frem, 1603-1922.
  • Wold, Atle L. (2019). Vil Skottland igjen kreve folkeavstemning om selvstendighet?. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.  s 20- 21
  • Wold, Atle L. (2019). 'What Scotland can learn': A Study of the Organisation Nordic Horizons.
  • Heiervang, Camilla Helen & Wold, Atle L. (2018, 28. august). 'Brexit synliggjorde gamle motsetninger.  Vårt Land.
  • Person, Aksel F & Wold, Atle L. (2018, 18. juni). Norgesglasset, NRK Radio P1. [Radio].
  • Wold, Atle L. (2018). Scotland and Brexit: challenges and opportunities for the Scottish SNP Government.
  • Wold, Atle L. & Trovåg, Einar Orten (2018, 19. juni). Naboane håper på England-fiasko: – Heilt uaktuelt å heie på dei. [Internett].
  • 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. (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. (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). Mot skotsk uavhengighet?. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Wold, Atle (2012). Skottland mot selvstendighet, med Norge som modell?, I: Øivind Bratberg & Kristin M. Haugevik (red.),  Det glemte partnerskapet? Norge og Storbritannia i et nytt århundre.  Akademika forlag.  ISBN 9788232101030.  Kapittel 7.  s 111 - 123
  • Wold, Atle (2011). Skottland mot selvstendighet, med Norge som modell?, I: Øivind Bratberg & Kristin M. Haugevik (red.),  Det glemte partnerskapet? Norge og Storbritannia i et endret Europa.  British Politics Society.  ISBN 978-82-998915-0-9.  6.  s 86 - 95
  • Bratberg, Øivind & Wold, Atle (2010). Interpreting the result on 6 May. British Politics Review.  ISSN 1890-4505.  5(2), s 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). British identity - then and now. British Politics Review.  ISSN 1890-4505.  2(1), s 11
  • Wold, Atle (2007). The Scotsman Gordon Brown. British Politics Review.  ISSN 1890-4505.  2(3)
  • Wold, Atle (2007). The Union of 1707 and the government of Scotland. British Politics Review.  ISSN 1890-4505.  2(1), s 5- 6
  • 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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