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Bicentenary Norwegian Constitution 1814-2014

THE NORWEGIAN CONSTITUTION JUBILEE 1814–2014

Norwegian Constitution Jubilee: List of experts

In conjunction with the bicentenary for the Norwegian Constitution 1814–2014, we present a list of our experts on a number of subjects.

On 17 May 2014 it is 200 years since the Norwegian Constitution was signed at Eidsvoll by the Norwegian constitutional assembly. This is celebrated all over Norway in 2014, as it is the country’s most important political document and a symbol of freedom, independence and democracy.

The University of Bergen and the Uni Rokkan Centre in Bergen have experts on the Norwegian Constitution in the fields of law studies, history studies and the social sciences.

Law studies

Eirik Holmøyvik, associate professor, Faculty of Law.

Main areas of expertise: The Norwegian Constitution today and in history.

Holmøyvik can answer questions about the Constitution and 1814, e.g. the ideas underpinning the original constitution, power sharing, the constitutional assembly, and Norwegian state law prior to 1814. He also answers questions about the Constitution today, e.g. the Constitution in relation to the EU and the EEA (European Economic Area), the Constitution and foreign policy, interpretation of the Constitution, constitutional changes, parliamentary rule, court rulings on the Constitution, and the language of the Constitution. Holmøyvik is the author and editor of several books on the Constitution.

Contact information: Office phone: +47 55 58 95 34, mobile phone: +47 916 80 276, e-mail: Eirik.Holmoyvik@jur.uib.no

 

Bjørnar Borvik, associate professor, Faculty of Law.

Main areas of expertise: Freedom of speech. Privacy laws. Constitutional protection of human rights.

Contact information: Office phone: +47 55 58 98 80, mobile phone: +47 402 80 030, e-mail: Bjornar.Borvik@jur.uib.no

 

Anneken Kari Sperr, associate professor, Faculty of Law.

Main areas of expertise: The Norwegian Constitution in a comparatory perspective. Different national designs of the separation of powers between branches of government. Rule of law. Administrative law.

Contact information: Office phone: +47 55 58 95 87, mobile phone: +47 976 97 919, e-mail: Anneken.Sperr@jur.uib.no

 

Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde, professor, Faculty of Law.

Main areas of expertise: The conceptual and ideological basis of the Constitution. The relationship between branches of government, with particular emphasis on the courts constitutional position.

Contact information: Office phone: +47 55 58 97 54, e-mail: Jorn.Sunde@jur.uib.no

 

Karl Harald Søvig, professor, Faculty of Law.

Main areas of expertise: The relationship between branches of government, protection of welfare rights, constitutional law and administrative law.

Contact information: Office phone: +47 55 58 95 33, mobile phone: +47 906 36 856, e-mail: Karl.Sovig@uni.no 

 

Henriette Sinding Aasen, professor, Faculty of Law.

Main areas of expertise: The Constitution and the welfare state. Has the Constitution contributed to the modern welfare state? The Constitution’s clause 110 on the right and duty to work. The question of whether the Constitution needs to better protect social rights.

Contact information: Office phone: +47 55 58 95 85, mobile phone: +47 924 50 607, e-mail: Henriette.Aasen@jur.uib.no

 

Jørgen Aall, professor, Faculty of Law.

Main areas of expertise: The Constitution and human rights, international law and international human rights.

Contact information: Office phone: +47 55 58 95 69, e-mail: Aall@jur.uib.no

 

History studies

Ståle Dyrvik, professor, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion

Main areas of expertise: Norwegian history from 1536 to 1814, historical demography and local history.

Contact information: Office phone: +47 55 58 23 21, mobile phone: +47 415 66 207, e-mail: Dyrvik@ahkr.uib.no

 

Runar Jordåen, researcher, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion.

Main areas of expertise: Norwegian history. Can answer questions about the role of Wilhelm Frimann Koren Christie and his role at the constitutional assembly in 1814. In 1825, Christie founded the Bergen Museum, which is the forerunner of today’s University of Bergen.

Contact information: Office phone: +47 55 58 84 54, mobile phone: +47 900 68 573, e-mail: Runar.Jordaen@ahkr.uib.no

 

Frode Ulvund, associate professor, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion.

Main areas of expertise: Modern history (1800–1950), with a focus on historical science, criminal history and the use of discipline and social control. The exclusion of jews in the Norwegian Constitution.

Contact information: Office phone: +47 55 58 32 07, e-mail: Frode.Ulvund@ahkr.uib.no

 

Camilla Brautaset, associate professor, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion.

Main expert areas: Economic history in general and, more specifically, the economic crisis in the years around 1814.

Contact information: Office phone: +47 55 58 23 06, e-mail: Camilla.Brautaset@ahkr.uib.no

 

Anne Hilde Nagel, professor, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion.

MMain areas of expertise: Democracy and human rights. Political and administrative history in early modern times.

Contact information: Office phone: +47 55 58 23 13, e-mail: Anne-Hilde.Nagel@ahkr.uib.no

Social sciences

Frank Aarebrot, professor, Department of Comparative Politics.

Main areas of expertise: Broad knowledge of Norwegian and international politics, both current and in an historical perspective.

Contact information: Office phone: +47 55 58 21 70, mobile phone: +47 970 68 396, e-mail: Frank.Aarebrot@isp.uib.no

 

Gunnar Grendstad, professor, Department of Comparative Politics.

Main expert areas: Judicial and political behaviour.

Contact information: Office phone: + 47 55 58 94 86, mobile phone: +47 977 77 340, e-mail: Gunnar.Grendstad@isp.uib.no

 

Nanna Kildal, researcher, Uni Rokkan Centre.

Main areas of expertise: The Constitution and the welfare state. Citizenship and society. The relations between citizen rights and citizen duties. The Constitution’s clause 110 about the right and duty to work.

Contact information: Office phone: + 47 55 58 97 47, mobile phone: +47 414 18 950, e-mail: nanna.kildal@uni.no

 

Jill Loga, researcher, Uni Rokkan Centre.

Main areas of expertise: The Constitutions clause 2, confession, religion, moral values, the welfare state, immigration.

Contact information: Office phone: + 47 55 58 38 67, mobile phone: +47 959 68 515, e-mail: jill.loga@uni.no