Gary Love

Associate Professor of Modern British History Department of Language and Literature Faculty of Humanities

+47 73598308
Dragvoll, Edvard Bulls veg 1, Bygg 5 * 5570

Background and activities

Research Interests

I am an Associate Professor of modern British history. I am particularly interested in the history of British politics, intellectual cultures, and media history during the twentieth century. My current research focuses on the history of British Conservative politics and political writing, c.1918-50s. I have also done some work on British and European fascism. In the future I plan to develop a larger project comparing Conservative parties and political ideas in twentieth century Britain and Scandinavia. 


I am from Stockton-on-Tees in the north-east of England. I studied an MA in Historical Studies at the University of Hull, a diploma in European Studies at the University of Vienna, and a PhD in History at the University of Cambridge. I also spent a year teaching for the British Council in Vienna, Austria. Before joining NTNU as an Associate Professor in British History I taught history at Cardiff University in Wales. I was also a Churchill Archives Centre By-Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge in 2014, and, I will be a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge while I am on sabbatical leave during the 2017-18 academic year.


I offer the following undergraduate courses at NTNU.

ENG2452 Britain in Europe

ENG1402 Modern British History and Culture

I am happy to discuss proposals for Master's & PhD supervision in most areas of twentieth century British history. I am also interested in comparative studies of Britain and other European countries.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

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  • Love, Gary. (2010) Conservatives, National Politics, and the Challenge to Democracy in Britain, 1931-37 / degree conferred on 23 July 2011. 2010.


  • Love, Gary. (2016) Interviewed about Brexit for NRK Radio P1 Norgesglasset. Trondheim [Radio]. 2016-06-24.
  • Love, Gary. (2016) Interviewed for the article '14 medlemmer har trukket seg fra Corbyns skyggeregjering: - Jeg har aldri sett sånt kaos. Det går mot nasjonal krise', Aftenposten. Oslo [Avis]. 2016-06-26.
  • Love, Gary. (2016) Interviewed for the article 'Brexit kan endre Storbritannia' in Adressa. Trondheim [Avis]. 2016-06-24.
  • Love, Gary. (2015) Recorded interview about modern Britain for the NRK P2 programme Kulturhuset. Oslo [Radio]. 2015-05-06.
  • Love, Gary. (2013) 'En av Storbritannias aller største ledere. Forsker om Thatcher: En kontroversiell figur', VG. Oslo [Avis]. 2013-04-08.
  • Love, Gary. (2013) Interview about Britain in the 1930s and the film The King's Speech for the NRK P3 radio programme 'Hallo P3'. Oslo [Radio]. 2013-05-15.
  • Love, Gary. (2013) 'Margareth Thatcher (87) er død', Aftenposten. Oslo [Avis]. 2013-04-08.