Hovedtendenser i norsk historievitenskap 1969–2015 belyst gjennom doktoravhandlinger
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An analysis of 361 doctoral dissertations in history, accepted at the universities of Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, and Tromsø in the years 1969–2015, shows that the discipline of history has become increasingly diverse. This is particularly evident regarding what from the past is studied, and the theoretical perspectives applied to the study of the past. Historians have also become much more reflected regarding theories and methods, and national history is less dominant than one might expect. However, when it comes to the periods historians prefer to study, and the historian’s gender, the diversity is considerably narrower: Most historians – the majority of whom are male – prefer to study modern history.