Et profilbilde

Associate Professor
Per-Olof Grönberg { "honorific-suffix": "Associate Professor", "fn": "Per-Olof Grönberg", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51832951", "email": "per-olof.gronberg@uis.no" }

Faculty Faculty of Arts and Education
Department Department of Cultural Studies and Languages

Curriculum Vitae

PhD, History, Umeå University, Sweden, 2003.

Master of Arts with a major in History, Umeå University, Sweden, 1997: History (4 semesters), Geography (2), Religious Studies (1), Civics (1), Finnish language (1).

Editor, Journal of Migration History.

Network Chair, Ethnicity & Migration, European Social Science History Conference.

Languages: Swedish (native tongue)/Scandinavian, English (fluent), German (okay), Finnish (basic knowledge).

Research fields

Migration history
History of education
History of technology

Selected publications

Per-Olof Grönberg (forthcoming), The Peregrine Profession. Transnational Mobility of Nordic Engineers and Architects, 1880-1930 (Leiden: Brill).

Paul Puschmann, Robyn Donrovich, Per-Olof Grönberg, Graziela Dekeyser & Koen Matthijs (2016), "Disfavored in Life, Favored in Death? Later-Life Mortality Differences (Ages 30+) between Migrants and Natives in Antwerp, Rotterdam and Stockholm, 1850-1930", Historical Social Research. Historische Sozialforschung. National Political Elites and the Crisis of European Integration. Country Studies 2007-2014, 41/4, 257-290.

Per-Olof Grönberg, Fay Lundh Nilsson & Glenn Sandström (2015), "Desirable Skills? Non-Nordic citizens applying for work-permits in Sweden, 1947-1950", Labor History, 56/4, 481-498.

Paul Puschmann, Nina Van den Driessche, Per-Olof Grönberg, Bart Van de Putte & Koen Matthijs (2015), "From Outsiders to Insiders? Partner Choice and Marriage among Internal Migrants in Antwerp, Rotterdam & Stockholm 1850-1930", Historical Social Research. Historische Sozialforschung. Climate and Beyond. The Production of Knowledge about the Earth as a Signpost of Social Change, eds. Andrea Westermann & Christian Rohr. HSR Vol. 40/2, 319-358.

Fay Lundh Nilsson & Per-Olof Grönberg (2014), "Mogen, vuxen och med nya perspektiv. Utlandspraktik vid sex svenska industrigymnasier", Yrkesutbildning för morgondagens arbetsliv, ed. Alexandru Panican (Stockholm: Dialogos), 141-177.

Paul Puschmann, Per-Olof Grönberg, Reto Schumacher & Koen Matthjis (2014), "Access to marriage and reproduction among migrants in Antwerp and Stockholm. A longitudinal approach to processes of social inclusion and exclusion, 1846?1926", The History of the Family, 19/1, 29?52.

Per-Olof Grönberg (2014), "Järnhänderna vid bruken. Svenskamerikanska rationaliseringsingenjörer runt år 1900", Bergslagshistoria 26, 44-58.

Per-Olof Grönberg (2013), "Sweden, migration, 19th century to present", The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, eds. Immanuel Ness & Peter Bellwood (Maiden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers), 6 pp.

Per-Olof Grönberg (2011), "Journeymen or Traditional Emigrants? Norwegian and Swedish Engineers and Architects in North America, 1880-1930", Norwegians and Swedes in the United States: Friends & Neighbors, eds. Philip J. Anderson & Dag Blanck (St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press), 197-218.

Per-Olof Grönberg (2006), "Internationale Migration und Rückwanderung von nordischen Ingenieuren 1880-1930",  Technikgeschichte, Bd. 73, H ¾, 169-206

Research in progress

I am participating in the research project Technical Education and Regional Development ? Technical secondary schools as nodes for industrial development in Sweden 1850-1920 managed by PhD Fay Lundh Nilsson, Department of Economic History, Lund University, Sweden.  

Work experience

From Aug. 1, 2015, Senior lecturer of History, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden (leave of absence for employment at the University of Stavanger, Aug. 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019).

Feb. - Apr., 2015, Trainee archivist, Regional Archives of Stavanger, Norway.

Oct. 2014, Jan-Feb. 2016, Jan-Feb. 2017, Guest lecturer, European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR), University of Stavanger, Norway.

Apr.- May and Oct, 2011, Guest researcher, Centre for Sociological Research, KU Leuven, Belgium.

Jan. 1. 2010 - June 30, 2014, First senior research assistant, Centre for Population Studies, Umeå University, Sweden.

Jan. 1, 2008 - Dec. 31, 2009, Assistant Professor (forskarassistent) of history, Umeå University, Sweden.

Sep 13, 2004 - Sep. 12, 2006, Postdoctoral Fellow, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.

Jan 1, 2000 - Dec. 31, 2002, PhD-student of History, Umeå University, Sweden.

June 1 - Aug. 31, 1998, and March 24 - June 23, 1999, Research assistant of Historical demography, Umeå University, Sweden.





Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2019). The Peregrine Profession. Transnational Mobility of Nordic Engineers and Architects, 1880-1930.. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-90-04-36647-3. 372 p.
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2007). Den vandrande professionen. Nordiska ingenjörers internationella mobilitet runt förra sekelskiftet. In: En sann historiker. Festskrift til Svein Henrik Pedersen. Institutt for historie og klassiske fag, NTNU. ISBN 9788230309582. p. 89-96.
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2007). ”Internationale Migration und Rückwanderung von nordischen Ingenieuren 1880-1930”. Technikgeschichte. ISSN 0040-117X. Volume Bd. 73. Booklet 3/4 (2006). p. 169-206.
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2007). Schwedische Rückwanderer aus den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika 1875-1930. In: Enzyklopädie. Migration in Europa. Vom 17. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart. Wilhelm Fink Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7705-4133-1. p. 964-967.
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2006). Ut- och återinvandring av ingenjörer och överföring av teknisk kompetens till Sverige 1880-1930. In: Historiska perspektiv på tekniköverföring 1800-2000. Teknik och samhälle. Chalmers tekniska högskola. p. 93-111.
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof; Nilson, Tomas (2006). Inledning. In: Historiska perspektiv på tekniköverföring 1800-2000. Teknik och samhälle. Chalmers tekniska högskola. p. 9-27.
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2006). 'Skorsten kallar vi det rör, som mot Ryssland röken för'. Om konstruktionen av Europas högsta skorsten vid Rönnskärsverken. Polhem : Tidskrift för teknikhistoria. ISSN 1653-4964. Booklet 2/2005. p. 25-42.
  • Berglund, Bengt; Grönberg, Per-Olof; Nilson, Tomas (2006). Historiska perspektiv på tekniköverföring 1800-2000. Teknik och samhälle. Chalmers tekniska högskola. 209 p.
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2018). För ett «framgångsrikt tillgodogörande af Norrlands rika naturliga tillgångar»? – Tekniska elementarskolan i Härnösand 1900-1920. NTNU; 2018-09-19 - 2018-09-20.
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2007). Norwegian Engineer "Students" in America until around 1930. Universitetet i Stavanger;
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2007). Return migration and social mobility - engineers in a larger context. University of Iceland;
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2007). The Peregrine Profession. International Mobility of Nordic Technicans, 1880-1930. Handelhøgskolen BI;
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2006). Comments at the session “A Global Industry in Transition: Technological, Economic and Hegemonic Changes in 19th Century Whaling”. 2006-08-21 - 2006-08-25.
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2006). Emigration, study trips, and return migration of engineers to the Nordic countries, 1880-1930. Department of History, Tampere University;
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2006). Emigration, study trips, and return migration of engineers to the Nordic countries, 1880-1930. Institutionen för samhällshistoria, Helsingfors universitet;
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2006). Harald Rinde, Norsk Telekommunikasjonshistorie bind 1: Et telesystem tar form (1855-1920) [The history of Norwegian Telecommunication 1855-1920]. Oslo: Gyldendal fakta, 2005. 480 pp. ISBN 82-05-334439.
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2006). Jan Waernberg: Enoch Thulin. Forskare, flygare, företagare. Lund, Historiska Media, 2004, 311 pp., ISBN 91-85057-35-5 (inb.).
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2006). Learning and Returning. Nordiska ingenjörer tur och retur Amerika. Den norske historiske forening; 2006-05-05 - 2006-05-07.
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2006). Learning and Returning. Nordiske ingeniører tur og retur Amerika. HIFO; 2006-05-05 - 2006-05-07.
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2006). Pål Thonstad Sandvik: Kraft og kunnskap. Falconbridge Nikkelverk 1910-1929-2004. Et internasjonalt selskap i Norge. Falconbridge, Kristiansand, 2004, 368 s.
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2006). Technology Transfer to the Nordic Countries before 1930. A Historical Overview. Svenska Nationalkommittèn för teknikhistoria/Uppsala Univers; 2006-04-04 - 2006-04-06.
  • Grönberg, Per-Olof (2006). Power and knowledge. Falconbrige Nikkelverk 1910-1929-2004. An international group in Norway.
  • Grønberg, Per Olof (2005). Emigration and return migration of engineers to the Nordic countries, 1880-1940. Center for virksomhedshistorie, Handelshøjskolen i København;
  • Grønberg, Per Olof (2005). Ingenjörer som överförare av teknisk kompetens till Sverige, 1870-1940. Chalmers Tekniska Högskola; 2005-04-14 - 2005-04-15.
  • Grønberg, Per Olof (2005). Internationale Migration und Rückkehr von skandinavischen Ingenieuren 1880 bis 1930. Gesellschaft für Historische Migrationsforschung; 2005-04-07 - 2005-04-09.
  • Grønberg, Per Olof (2005). To Study or to Work? A Comparative Perspective on Nordic Engineering Migration to Germany and the US, 1880-1930. Högskolan i Halmstad; 2005-10-27 - 2005-10-28.
  • Grønberg, Per Olof (2005). Återinvandring av ingenjörer från Nordamerika till de nordiska länderna och teknik/idèer de tog med sig hem, 1870-1930. 2005-04-22 - 2005-04-24.
  • Grønberg, Per Olof (2004). Swedish-Americans in Sweden's America. Returned Swedish-American engineers in northern Sweden, 1890-1930. Luleå Tekniska Universitet;
  • Grønberg, Per Olof (2004). Återinvandrade ingenjörer i Norden, 1870-1940. Presentation av post-doc projekt. Institutt for historie og klassiske fah;
  • Grønberg, Per Olof (2004). Återinvandrade ingenjörer i Norden, 1870-1940. Presentation av post-doc projekt. Umeå Universitet;