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Schools and TV programmes are important in shaping children and communities. In the Nordic countries, schools and broadcasters are frequently tasked with presenting cultural heritage to the public – particularly at Christmas time. Is cultural heritage exclusively Lutheran in Denmark and Norway? How do headteachers and broadcasters decide what is simply 'culture', and what is too religious for a broader public? How are new citizens expected to react to cultural heritage in the Nordics?
Mary Jane Cuyler received her PhD in Classics and Ancient History from the University of Sydney (Australia) with a dissertation on the archaeological remains of ancient Rome's port city of Ostia, especially the mysterious history of the sacred area of the Quattro Tempietti.
She is an award-winning researcher with extensive international experience. Old Testament scholar Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme has already achieved more than most at her career stage, and it all started with a fascination for fantasy literature and Greek mythology!
In May 2019 three of our African PhDs, Loreen Maseno (2008), Maseno University, Kenya, Elia Mligo (2009), Teofilo Kisanji University, Tanzania, and Zoro Dube (2012), University of Pretoria, organized an international confernce on “The Bible, Gender, and Household in Early Christian Texts and Contemporary Church.”
This spring, the Faculty has the honor of having Associate Professor Enrique Santos Marinas as visiting researcher. Santos Marinas comes from the Complutense University of Madrid.
NORDHOST is very honoured to welcome Professor em. Dr. Bernhard Waldenfels to Oslo as a visiting scholar this spring. His program will among other things include an open guest lecture on the 27th of March, 10:15-11:00 AM in the Faculty Library, Domus Theologica. His topic will be Responsive Phenomenology: Thinking and Acting from Elsewhere.
Postdoctoral fellow Thomas Arentzen is spending the academic year of 2018/19 at the prestigious Dumbarton Oaks, a Harvard University research institute. The upcoming fall of 2019, he will move to Uppsala University after receiving a project grant by the Swedish Research Council for the next four years. Below, you can read his Letter from America.