Situated on the coast of present-day Lebanon, the ancient Phoenician city-state of Sidon was in the middle of the crossfire between the Persians, Greeks and Egyptians. A small lump of metal became an important part of their political and economic balancing act.
New Course on Inter-religious Interaction Launched This Year
Unique collaboration between the University of Oslo, Lund University, and Harvard University has resulted in a new course, which focuses on how Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Samaritanism developed alongside one another, and shaped one another’s identities in this process.
The Transcontinental PhD seminar for Theology and Religion support student protests in South Africa
This fall, South African students mounted large protests after the government proposed an increase in tuition fees. "This is a struggle for the right to equal education", says professor Trygve Wyller. He collaborates with South African researchers directly affected by the protests.
A national research school in textual interpretation, ATTR offers specialised interdisciplinary training for PhD students within the Humanities, Law, and Theology. Within and across these areas of study, ATTR focuses on the methods, processes, and history of the interpretation of texts that have been or are perceived of as authoritative in distinct social and institutional settings.