Background and activities
Dissertation, publ. 1998: De trondhjemske handelshusene på 1700-tallet. Slekt, hushold og forretning (Merchant houses in Trondheim in the 18th century. Family, household and business)
Last finished project: A regional history of Trøndelag. My contribution covers the period 1650-1850. Title: Trøndelags historie, vol. 2, Fra pest til poteter, part 2, Handelskapitalismens tid 1650-1850 (The era of trade capitalism 1650-1850), publ. 2005
Women as political actors in early modern Europe
Training and education in the 18th century socially divided society
Trade, consumption and the industrious society
Local history as trans-national history
The constitution and the region: The constitution in 1814 from the regional perspecive: hegemony, continuity and interruption
Research interests and teaching
Local history, social history, economic history, women and gender history 1650-1900
Publications in English
Merchant households and their networks in eighteenth-century Trondheim, Continuity and Change, vol. 17, no. 2, 2002.
Inheritance in Family Business; The "Long" Merchant Family: Problems Concerning Generation Change, Scandinavian Journal of History, vol. 27, 2002.