Gary Love

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

+47 73598308

Background and activities

I am an Associate Professor of Modern British history in the Department of Language and Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Before I came to Trondheim, I completed my PhD in History at the University of Cambridge.

I am coordinator of the cultural studies component of the English degree programme at NTNU and I teach two undergraduate courses on different aspects of modern British history. I also supervise a large number of MA dissertations on different aspects of modern British history (14 of my students have successfully completed their theses since 2011).

I have been the principal organizer of the Twentieth Century History Research Seminar at the Faculty of Humanities since 2015.

Current Research

My main research focusses on the history of British politics, intellectual cultures, and media history in the twentieth century. But I am also interested in Scandinavian and European history more broadly. I am now writing a monograph on intellectual cultures of Conservatism in Britain, c.1918-50s, which builds on an article I published in the Historical Journal in 2014. I am also writing a new journal article on right-wing women's political activism.

External Funding, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Awarded a major research grant from the Research Council of Norway (FRIPRO 'Young Research Talents') to lead a new project titled 'Conservatism at the Crossroads: Conservative thought and the renewal of democratic politics in Britain and Scandinavia, 1930-1963'. The project will be a collaborative one and it will run from 2017 to 2021. 

  • Member of NTNU's 'Outstanding Academic Fellows Programme', 2017-2020.

  • Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge and Visiting By-Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, 2017-2018.

  • Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship in the Humanities at the University of Texas, Austin, USA, 2017-2018. The fellowship is supported by the Ben Bradlee Fellowship in Journalism.

  • Nominated for 'The Year's Best Teacher Award' by the students at the Faculty of Humanities at NTNU, 2016.

  • Churchill Archives By-Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, 2014.

  • Winner of the George L. Mosse Prize for the best article published in the Journal of Contemporary History by a previously unpublished author, 2007.


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.