Sivert Langholm

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Sivert Langholm (born 19 May 1927) is a Norwegian historian.

He was born in Haugesund, and was the brother of Odd Langholm. He is a cand.philol. by education, and was appointed professor at the University of Oslo in 1976. His main areas of research have been 19th-century social history and the history of the university.[1] Langholm also headed the editorial committee of the five-volume work Oslo bys historie, covering the history of Oslo. The five volumes were penned by Arnved Nedkvitne and Per G. Norseng (the period 1000 to 1536), Knut Sprauten (the period 1536 to 1814), Jan Eivind Myhre (the period 1814 to 1900), Knut Kjeldstadli (the period 1900 to 1948) and Edgeir Benum (the period 1948 to the 1990s) respectively.[2][3]

He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters,[4] and from 1984 to 1988 he chaired the Norwegian Historical Association.[5] For his seventieth birthday, a Festschrift was issued. It was edited by Knut Kjeldstadli, Jan Eivind Myhre and Tore Pryser.[6] Langholm resides in Hønefoss.


  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Sivert Langholm". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Krome, Oddvar (5 February 1990). "Oslo-historie i fem store bind". Dagens Næringsliv (in Norwegian). 
  3. ^ Entry at BIBSYS
  4. ^ "Gruppe 1: Historie" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Historikk" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Historical Association. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Entry at BIBSYS