Dr Oskar Cox Jensen
Research Fellow: Music in London 1800-1851
Norfolk Building, Room 111N
King’s College London
Educational and Professional Background
Popular balladry in Britain and Ireland
British and European politics, society and culture during the Long 18th Century
Oskar is a cultural historian specialising in popular song, particularly around 1800. Oskar read Modern History at Christ Church, Oxford, where he completed his BA, MSt, and DPhil on ‘Napoleon and British Popular Song, 1797-1822’ (2013). His supervisors were Mark Philp and Kathryn Gleadle. He has taught undergraduate courses to both Oxford and visiting students on numerous subjects, including 18th century British history, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and European mythology and folklore.
Oskar joined King's in September 2013 to work under Roger Parker on the ERC project, Music in London, 1800-1851. His particular area of focus within broader research is the London ballad singer.