News, thoughts and perspectives
from the Fate of Nations Research Group

Several Fate of Nations associates attended the reunion of the Oslo Contemporary International History Network at Jesus College, Oxford. The two-day conference on September 10th-11th, financed by Jesus College, Aarhus University and NTNU, was set to reappraise the themes, theories, methods and perspectives currently shaping research in and teaching...

Jonas Scherner's latest article on the "metal mobilization" in Nazi-Germany, published in the Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte, has gained the attention of the press in the German speaking world. Scherner's findings has formed the basis for a long article in the online version of Focus, one of Germany's three largest weekly news magazines, as...

Late January 2018, six scholars from the Fate of Nations research-group travelled to Ghana. Our goal was to co-host together with the University of Ghana a symposium on the history of extractive industries and African development. In addition, we were lucky enough to experience Ghana - a country brimming with nature, warmth and history.

The Fate of Nations research group, together with the University of Oslo (UiO) and Statoil, organized a two-day seminar on the history of Statoil on 1-2 March 2018. The seminar provided the opportunity to discuss work in progress of the master students and junior scholars from UiO and NTNU that are involved in the History of Statoil research...

Top image: Monte Cristo Oil Co. c1910. Source: http: //www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2007661703