December 1st is Kaia S. Rønsdal's first day as an associate professor in Leadership, Dialogue and Care in Plural Contexts. She looks forward to work with students who offer insights from lived experiences outside academia.
Are you interested in the religious, cultural and historical processes that have shaped contemporary European societies? Perhaps the two-year international master programme in the religious roots of Europe (RRE) is exactly the right MA for you.
When Simone Kotva read the project summary for “The Ambivalence of Nordic Nature: Gift, Guilt, Grace” she immediately knew she had to apply. Now she is joining professor Marius Timmann Mjaaland and the rest of the UiO:Nordic research collaborative.
Dr. Hans Magnus Barstad, professor of theology, was an outstanding researcher, a formidable supervisor, a nationally noted academic figure, and a good colleague and friend. His competence was widely recognized across the fields of biblical studies, theology, university library sciences, and in the wider realm of academia. We speak for many within the fields of theology and biblical studies when we say we remember Hans with gratitude and sorrow.
With the arrival of the first three project members, August marks the starting point for the new EU-funded research project APOCRYPHA. Postdoctoral fellow Samuel Peter Cook, associate professor Laura Slaughter and executive officer Sigurd Hanserud have now joined professor and principal investigator Hugo Lundhaug.
Raha Sabet Sarvestany started her research period at the Faculty of Theology in August. Through the Scholars at Risk-program, she will now spend a year researching how the Islamic revolution in Iran has affected the lives of intellectuals in the country.
The first Christians were in a major transition towards a new identity. In a new EU funded project, Linda Joelsson will investigate how Paul uses the term “sarx” when their new, collective identity is established.
Judaism, Christianity and Islam are often presumed to be image-unfriendly. Professor Terje Stordalen from Oslo and Professor Birgit Meyer from Utrecht challenges these conceptions in a podcast by The Religious Studies Project, where they are interviewed about their latest book.
This February, four new PhD fellows arrived at the faculty. With projects spanning from Chaplaincy and the ethics of organ donation to Liturgical Psalters and 15th century pneumatology, these four new faculty members will contribute to the diverse and interdisciplinary profile of the Faculty of Theology.
Stephen Green has lived in different continents. He has worked as an international banker and as British Trade Minister. He is a Member of the House of Lords and an ordained Priest in the Church of England. His unique range of experience inspired him to develop pertinent perspectives on the relationship between Europe and Asia. In this talk he offers challenging reflections on religion, politics, economics and sustainability as well as on the ever increasing urbanisation of human life today.