Jarle Tollefsrud is a PhD Fellow researching the role of the classical tradition and reception of Antiquity in Norway during the long nineteenth-century. The study, supervised by Professor Mari Hvattum, focuses in particular on residential architecture and the diverse ways in which the classical tradition was transported into and transformed in a Norwegian context. The work is part of the research project «Norway’s Antiquity», in collaboration with the University of Oslo, where the goal is to study reception of Antiquity in different areas, most notably translation of classical literature, the teaching at the Latin Schools, architecture and collections.
Tollefsrud holds an MA in Art History from the University of Oslo, with a thesis about the nineteenth-century royal villa Oscarshall. He has previously worked in the heritage education sector and in publishing.