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Dr Oskar Cox Jensen

OCJensenResearch Fellow: Music in London 1800-1851


Norfolk Building, Room 111N
King’s College London
Strand Campus

Research Interests
  • Popular balladry in Britain and Ireland
  • Street Music
  • British and European politics, society and culture during the Long 18th Century 
Educational and Professional Background

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.

Current Research

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.

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