(b. 1981). PhD in history from the University of Oslo 2012. Before joining the Norwegian Military Academy/Norwegian Defence University College as Associate Professor in 2017 Ottosen was postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern Denmark in 2014-17 and employed by the University of Oslo in various positions as researcher, research fellow and part-time lecturer in 2005-14. He also worked at the Library of the Norwegian Parliament (2006-9). He lectured at the Telemark University College in 2013 and was visiting scholar at the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution, Florida State University in 2010 and 2013. Along with Rasmus Glenthøj he was awarded the Nordic History Book Prize in 2017. Ottosen and Glenthøj are currently working on the monograph Scandinavia between Napoleon and Bismarck, 1814-1870 for Palgrave Macmillan. In addition Ottosen is working on a book on the Napoleonic Empire for the Scandinavian market.
In 2014-18 Ottosen was member of the research group «Impacts of the Danish Defeat of 1814» at the University of Southern Denmark. In 2016-18 he was associate member of the multi-disciplinary research project «The Public Sphere and Freedom of Expression in the Nordic Countries, 1815-1900» at the University of Oslo, where he was also member of the research group «The 1814 Constitution: Historical Impact and Social Foundations» in 2011-14, of which his PhD project, Popular Responses to Unpopular Wars: Resistance, Collaboration and Experiences in Norwegian Borderlands, 1807-1814 was part.
Fields of interest
- Nordic and European (military) history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
- National identity and nationalism
- Resistance and collaboration in war
- Constitutional history
- Napoleonic Europe