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Hanne Østhus

Osthus.jpgCurrent Position:

Researcher and Coordinator of the Junior Research Group “Dependency, gender and labour in the household”, University of Bonn.

 

E-Mail: hosthus[at]uni-bonn.de

 

Education:

1999 - 2003      Candidata magisterii in History, University of Oslo, Norway        

2004 - 2007      MA in History, University of Oslo, Norway

2008 - 2009      Master of Research, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

2008 - 2013      PhD in History, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

 

 

Academic Positions:

2017             Researcher, Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo, Norway

2017             Supervision of undergraduate students, Teachers Education, Volda University College, Norway.

2017             Supervision for undergraduate students in history and social science, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, 

                      Norway.

2013 - 2016  Associate Professor in history, Sogn og Fjordane University College, Norway.

2013             Assistant Professor in history, Sogn og Fjordane University College, Norway.         

2008             Teacher, Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History,

                      University of Oslo, Norway.

2006 - 2007   Research Assistant, Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo, Norway.

2006              Seminar teacher, Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo, Norway.

 

Research:

In my research, I have examined labour relations, gender and authority in early modern households. I have particularly looked at servants and service in early modern Denmark-Norway, and investigated servants' relations with their employers, compulsory service and consumption patterns. My ongoing project - Servants and Slaves - examines the lives of non-European servants and slaves who were transported to seventeenth and eighteenth century Scandinavia to work in households there. I am also interested in the use(s) of history, particularly in heritage studies and the implications of digitization on historical writing and research.

 

Third-Party Funding:

The Research Council of Norway, The Norwegian Historical Association travel grant, grants from Letterstedtska föreningen, Osloforskning research grant.

 

10 Selected Publications:

  1. “Slaver og ikke-europeiske tjenestefolk i Danmark og Norge på 1700- og begynnelsen av 1800-tallet”, Arbeiderhistorie 2018, 22, pp. 33-47.
  2. Were all servants women? Reflections on the use of gender in research on domestic service”, Proceeding from the XIth Nordic Women's and Gender History Conference 2015, in print.
  3. “Servants in rural Norway, ca. 1650-1800”, in Whittle, J. (ed.), Servants in Rural Europe, ca. 1400-1900, Boydell and Brewer, 2017, pp. 113-130.
  4. “Tvunget til tjeneste? Tjenesteplikten i Danmark-Norge på 1700-tallet og begynnelsen av 1800-tallet”, Arbetarhistoria 3-4, 2017, pp. 26-31.
  5. “It's the economy, stupid! Undervisningsspill om trelasthandelen”, Historikeren 2, 2017, pp. 11-13.
  6. “Digging into Downstairs. Exhibiting domestic service”, with Ulrike Spring, Museum and Society 14:3, 2016, pp. 431-445.
  7. “Maria Ågren: Domestic Secrets. Women & Property in Sweden, 1600-1857”, European Review of History/Revue europeenne d'histoire 18:5-6, 2011, pp. 869-871.
  8. “‘Hun formente sig lige goed, med dem hun tiente.’ Arbeidsrettssaker på 1700-tallet”, Fortid 2, 2008, pp. 34-38.
  9. “Arbeid, underordning og selvstendighet. Livet som tjener i 1700-tallets Christiania”, Byminner 4, 2008, pp. 16-24.
  10. “Konflikt i husholdet. Arbeidsrettssaker på 1700-tallet”, Arkivmagasinet 2, 2008, pp. 28-31.
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