Research Group for Transnational History and Cultural Encounters, 1850 - present

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The picture shows Norwegian sailors in Africa, most probably South-Africa....

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Professor Christhard Hoffmann
E-mail: Christhard.Hoffmann@ahkr.uib.no

Picture: The picture shows Norwegian sailors in Africa, most probably South-Africa. The second person from right is skipper Petter Maldus Danielsen (1873-1951) from Svinør in the county of West-Agder. The illustration is taken from Guldbrandsen, Ågot and Fardal Klev, Ådne, Svinør. Ryggen til Norge - Blikket mot havet, 1997.

About the group

The research group was established in 2008 and represents one of seven research groups at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion at the University of Bergen. The members of the group are engaged in research on various aspects of transnational nexus and interaction.

This includes transactions and exchange of goods and services, the movement of people and transfer of culture and ideas. In short, we are looking at historical and cultural processes in the 19th – 21st centuries that expedite as well as halts, and that are causes as well as consequences of internationalisation.

Foto av en historisk bok om norsk-kinesiske relasjoner.

Historien viktig for å forstå Kina i dag

Camilla Brautasets forskning viser at dialog og samarbeid alltid har vært nøkkelen for gode relasjoner mellom Norge og Kina. Nå er lederen for UiBs nye Kina-kompetanseutvalg bokaktuell.

Program spring 2022


20 - 21.01: Histories of Refugeedom in the Nordic Countries (workshop – online)


18.02: Christa Santina Wirth, University of Agder

A Chicago School of Philippine Studies? Traveling and Contested Modernization between Manila and Chicago, 1950s-1970s



18.03:  Terje Mikael Hasle Joranger, Norwegian Emigrant Museum

(Sydnesplass 12/13 – rom 130)


1.04: Tony Kushner, University of Southampton

Jacob Harris, Jewish murderer: a study of eighteenth century transnational crime

(Seminarrom 1)

8.04: Maja Hultman,  Centre for European Research (CERGU)/ Department of Historical Studies at University of Gothenburg/Centre for Business History in Stockholm

Metals, Furs and Friendships across the Globe: Jewish Business and Cultural Transnationalism in the 20th Century

(Seminarrom 1)


6.05: Daniel Roger Maul, University of Oslo 

Master Program in Modern International and Transnational History, UiO (program leader)

(Seminarrom 1)

20.05: Mariusz Kałczewiak, University of Potsdam

Polacos in Argentina. Polish Jews, Interwar Migration, and the Emergence of Transatlantic Jewish Culture

(Seminarrom 1)


14.06 kl.10:15-12:00: Workshop

(Rom 418, Øysteinsgate 3)