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Visiting Scholar: Stig Tenold

Submitted by Tanner Blake Compton on February 16, 2017 - 10:19am

Stig Tenold, from NHH – The Norwegian School of Economics [Norges Handelshøyskole], in Bergen, Norway, is visiting the Department of Scandinavian Studies in the 2016-2017 academic year. He is Professor of Economic History, and is spending his research leave at the University of Washington.

                Stig has a varied research background. In addition to his main research area, which is maritime history, he has published articles in scientific journals and anthologies on East-Asian economic development, trade policy and popular music. His research within maritime history has resulted in six books and a large number of articles, primarily focusing on the history of Norwegian shipping.

                While visiting the Department of Scandinavian Studies, Stig will primarily be working on a book with the provisional title “Twentieth century shipping: Norway's successful navigation of the world's most global industry.” The book tells the story of how Norway has managed to remain one of the leading maritime nations over the last 100 years, and is scheduled to be published by Palgrave MacMillan later this year.

                In addition to working on the book project, Stig Tenold participates to daily life in the Department, contributing guest lectures in some of the courses offered by the Department.