Gunnar W. Knutsen

Gunnar W. Knutsen: Early modern historian

I am a professor of early modern history at the University of Bergen. Most of my research centres around questions of belief and the connection between belief and action in early modern Europe. The three areas that I have been most focused on have been witchcraft trials, the Spanish Inquisition, and wars of religion. Most of my scholarly work is in English, while my textbooks and books of popular history are in Norwegian. I have taught at a number of European universities, and served as referee for journals and academic publishers and external expert for funding agencies in several countries and at the European level.