Danielsen, Helge
DepartmentCentre for security policy
PositionAssociate Professor
Phone+47 23 09 59 48
E-mailhdanielsen@ifs.mil.no

Helge Danielsen ​​​(b. 1968) has a Dr.art (PhD) in history from the University of Oslo (UO) (2004). He was a research fellow at the Department of History, 19992003, project coordinator for an Oral History Project under the Forum for Contemporary History (UO) 20032004, and a postdoctoral fellow at the same Forum 20042008.

Helge Danielsen is working on US-Norwegian relations in the early Cold War, paying special attention to US military assistance to Norway.


Fields of interest

  • Cold War history
  • NATO
  • US public diplomacy
  • contemporary history
  • oral history
  • nationalism and national identities
  • Scandinavian history in the 19th century

Books/reports/dissertations

  • Danielsen, Helge. 2004. "Fædrelandssind" og "Fosterländskhet". Nasjonsoppfatninger i de norske og svenske høyrebevegelsene 1885-1905. Doctoral dissertation, Unipub forlag.
  • Danielsen, Helge. 1999. Politi mellom by og land. Politiet i Asker og Bærum 1949-1999. Report, Asker og Bærum politidistrikt.
  • Danielsen, Helge. 1997. "Rakrygget og selvtillidsfuldt Fædrelandssind". Om holdninger til det nasjonale i Aftenpostens redaksjonsmiljø i siste del av unionstiden. KULTs skriftserie. Norges forskningsråd.

Parts of books/reports

  • Danielsen, Helge. 2015. "American Culture as "High Culture": U.S. Cultural Diplomacy in Norway, 1950-65." In Nordic Cold War Cultures. Ideological Promotion, Public Reception, and East-West Interactions., edited by Valur Ingimundarson and Rosa Magnusdottir, 17–42. Helsinki: Aleksanteri Institute.
  • Danielsen, Helge. 2015. "Norway and the Dual-Track Decision: The Role of Johan Jørgen Holst". In The Euromissile Crisis and the End of the Cold War, edited by Leopoldo Nuti, Frederic Bozo, Marie-Pierre Rey and Bernd Rother, 213–230. Stanford University Press.
  • Danielsen, Helge and Helene Forsland Widerberg. 2014. "The Out-of-Area Question in Historical Perspective". In The Future of NATO: Regional Defense and Global Security, edited by Andrew A. Michta and Paal Sigurd Hilde, 18–41. University of Michigan Press.
  • Danielsen, Helge. 2013. "USA og den kalde krigen". In Krig og fred i det lange 20. århundre, edited by Hilde Henriksen Waage, Rolf Tamnes and Hanne Hagtvedt Vik, 42–54. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.
  • Danielsen, Helge. 2010. "Mediating Public Diplomacy: Local Conditions and U.S. Public Diplomacy in Norway in the 1950s". In The United States and Public Diplomacy, New Directions in Cultural and International History, edited by Kenneth A. Osgood and Brian C. Etheridge, 285–314. Brill Academic Publishers.
  • Pharo, Helge and Helge Danielsen. 2009. "Reception and Representation of the Marshall Plan in Norway". In Images of the Marshall Plan in Europe. Films, Photographs, Exhibits, Posters, edited by Günter Bischof and Dieter Stiefel, 87–106. Studienverlag.
  • Danielsen, Helge. 2007. "Francis Hagerup og norsk konservatisme". In Rettsforsker, politiker, internasjonalist: Perspektiver på Francis Hagerup, edited by Dag Michalsen and Sverre Blandhol, 123–144. Oslo: Unipax.
  • Danielsen, Helge. 1998. "Nasjonalisme i Høyre før 1905?" In Jakten på det norske. Perspektiver på utviklingen av en norsk nasjonal identitet på 1800-tallet, edited by Øystein Sørensen, 371–382. Ad Notam Gyldendal, Oslo.
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Peer-reviewed articles

  • Danielsen, Helge. 2008. The American Spirit in Europe Revisited? Contemporary European History 17 (01): 117–126.
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Non-refereed articles

Op-eds/comments/blog posts

  • Danielsen, Helge. 2016. Book review: Transnational anti-communism and the cold war: agents, activities, and networks. Journal of Transatlantic Studies (JTS).
  • Danielsen, Helge. 2008. Kulturkonservatisme på norsk. Anmeldelse av Johannes W. Løvhaug: Politikk som idékamp. Et intellektuelt gruppeportrett av Minervakretsen 1957-1972. Arr. Idéhistorisk tidsskrift.
  • Danielsen, Helge. 2000. En eller to kulturer? Nationen.
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