Background and activities

Head of Department at the Department of Historical and Classical Studies

As the Head of Department I am the unit’s chief executive. My job is to ensure that the activities are managed within the framework of the regulations, decisions made at higher levels, and I have general authority to deal with ongoing matters, within the limitations imposed by NTNU’s delegation regulations.   

Among my duties, the most important ones are to 

  • lead and develop the activities of the unit, focusing on core tasks 
  • participate in the institution’s strategic work, ensure that the unit has up-to-date strategies and that these are followed up 
  • create a positive organizational culture and foster a productive and satisfying environment for students and staff 
  • ensure the practice of good academic leadership emphasizing quality of teaching and research 
  • be responsible for suitable technical and administrative services  
  • represent and position the unit and promote internal and external cooperation 
  • make the arrangements necessary to foster students’ learning and work environment 
  • represent the employer, ensure that employees are heard and safeguard the organizations’ right of participation and co-determination
  • ensure that the unit has effective and appropriate governance and control systems so that stipulated goals and performance requirements can be monitored, the use of resources is effective, the reporting is reliable, and the institution is run in compliance with the legislation and regulations in effect (internal control). 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database



  • Hatlen, Jan Frode. (2017) Gruppebasert prosjektpedagogikk i store emner: fra gruppediskusjoner, via samskriving, til ”samlesing”. Læringsfestivalen . NTNU og Norgesuniversitetet; Trondheim. 2017-05-08 - 2017-05-09.
  • Hatlen, Jan Frode. (2017) Hva gjør vi når nyhetsbildet preges av kamper om fakta? Rett, galt og alternative fakta – hvordan skal vi forholde oss til dagens nyhetsbilde?. Adresseavisen.
  • Hatlen, Jan Frode. (2017) Samarbeidslæring i humanistiske fag. Læring om læring. vol. 1 (1).



  • Hatlen, Jan Frode. (2012) Students of Rome : total war. Greek and Roman games in the computer age.


  • Hatlen, Jan Frode. (2011) Familievold i senantikken. Under dusken : studentavisa i Trondheim.


  • Hatlen, Jan Frode. (2010) Familievold i senantikken. Forsker Grand Prix . NTNU, Kunnskapsbyen, Studentersamfundet og Forskningsdagene; Trondheim. 2010-11-10.
  • Hatlen, Jan Frode. (2010) I en divan fra Nikea sitter far og denger mor... Familievold i senantikken. Onsdagstreff . Stiklestad Nasjonale Kultursenter; Stiklestad, Verdal. 2010-10-20.
  • Hatlen, Jan Frode. (2010) Ingvil Sælid Gilhus, Turid Karlsen Seim, Gunhild Vidén: Farsmakt og moderskap i antikken. Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning.
  • Hatlen, Jan Frode. (2010) Mathilde Skoie & Gjert Vestrheim, Antikken i ettertiden. Historisk Tidsskrift (Norge). vol. 89 (4).


  • Hatlen, Jan Frode. (2009) Dataspill og historie. Hvor kommer våre barns historiekunnskaper fra?. Lokalhistorisk magasin. vol. 19 (3).
  • Hatlen, Jan Frode. (2009) Herlands eiendommelige moralhistorie. Adresseavisen.
  • Hatlen, Jan Frode. (2009) Om barn i senantikken. Kommentar til Odd Magne Bakke. Historisk Tidsskrift (Norge). vol. 88 (1).
  • Hatlen, Jan Frode. (2009) Students of Rome and Rome: Total War. Greek and Roman Games in the Computer Age . Institutt for historie og klassiske fag; Trondheim. 2009-02-20 - 2009-02-21.
  • Hatlen, Jan Frode. (2009) Æresdrap og familiedrap i den romerske antikken. Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning.


  • Hatlen, Jan Frode. (2003) Fra triumvir til tribunica potestas. Opprettelsen av det romerske keiserdømmet (43-19 f. Kr.). 2003.