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This fall, the Faculty has the honor of having Dr. Federico Settler as visiting researcher. Dr. Settler comes from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and will stay for the whole semester.
With the appointment of Werner G. Jeanrond, the Faculty of Theology has one of the most influential theologians of the last 30 years under its roof. Although a seasoned researcher, his hunger for more theological explorations is still the same.
His primary interest is in philosophy and theology. But his interdisciplinary orientation has already led him to new and innovative fields of research. This fall, Mjaaland returned to his Alma Mater.
Postdoc Thomas Arentzen has been awarded a prestigious fellowship in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks in 2018-19.
This semester, Sandro Nikolaishvili is a guest researcher at the faculty through Erasmus. He is a PhD candidate at the Central European University in Budapest.
With the new membership of The United Theological College in Bangalore, India, the transcontinental phd seminar now consists of scholars and PhD-students from 5 different continents.
Last year, Lloyd Abercrombie started his PhD at the Faculty of Theology. He is one of several international doctoral research fellows at the Faculty of Theology.
Hezser is one of the leading scholars within Jewish Studies in Europe, and joins the faculty as Professor II for the next three years.
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.
One of the largest conferences in Oslo in the field of theology for many years happens during the five days of April 20th-24th. The conference topic is: Reforming: Space, body, and politics.
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.
After 12 years in Canada, Anders Runesson has returned to Scandinavia. This summer, he started in his new position as professor in the New Testament at the Faculty of Theology.
After spending most of her career in the USA and England, Diana Edelman came to Norway in the summer of 2014. After a one-year project at the Center for Advanced Study in Oslo, she started in her new position at the Faculty of Theology on the 1st of July.
Nina Hoel recently relocated to Norway from South Africa, after 11 years. She tells us that the bulk of her time in South Africa was spent studying and working in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Cape Town.