Making a modern university. The University of Oslo 1811–2018 presents updated highlights from six of the thirteen historians that were commissioned to write the nine-volume history of the University of Oslo, published as part of the bicentennial celebra- tions in 2011.
However, this book is not an abridged version of the nine volumes and does not purport to cover the entire history of the University of Oslo. Rather it presents key events, processes, and dilemmas in the making of a modern university in the Norwegian capital on the European periphery.
The chapters are all based on the 2011 work, but they are also rewritten with the aim of reaching a broader and international audience of scholars and followers of intellectual history, taking advantage of the bene t of further re ection since the original publication.