Morten Nordhagen Ottosen

Morten Nordhagen Ottosen

Norwegian Military Academy
Phone: +4723099335

Born in 1981, Ottosen holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Oslo (2012). Before joining the Norwegian Defence University College at its Military Academy Campus in 2017 (from 2021 as professor of history), Ottosen was postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense (2014–2017) and employed by the University of Oslo in various positions as researcher, research fellow and part-time lecturer from 2005 to 2014. He has also worked at the Telemark University College (currently the University of Southeastern Norway) and the Library of the Norwegian Parliament. 

As teacher and tutor, Ottosen has taught a variety of modules concerned with great power politics, nationalism and national identity, political history and the public sphere, war and military operations, constitutional history and the history of the European Union. He has also been visiting scholar and lecturer at the Institute of Napoleon and the French Revolution at Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL, USA), Bergische Universität (Wuppertal, Germany), University of London (England) and Weber State University (Ogden, FL, USA). 

Ottosen’s main fields of research are Nordic and European military history, political history and social history, circa 1770–1914, om which he has published extensively. He recently contributed to the three-volume Cambridge History of the Napoleonic Wars and has two monographs co-authored with Rasmus Glenthøj in the process of being published with Palgrave Macmillan. Glenthøj and Ottosen also published Experiences of War and Nationality in Denmark and Norway, 18071815 with Palgrave Macmillan in 2014. 

    • Nordic and European (military) history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
    • National identity and nationalism
    • Resistance and collaboration in war
    • Constitutional history
    • Napoleonic Europe