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Academic interests

My primary research interest is late medieval and Early Modern religious art and objects. Theoretically and methodologically, my academic work lies in the interdisciplinary field of Art History, Religious History, Philology, and Cultural History.


  • PhD dissertation (2021): “’O holy cross, you are all our help and comfort’. Wonderworking Crosses and Crucifixes in Late Medieval and Early Modern Norway.”
  • M.A. Art History, University of Oslo: ”A Glimpse of the sacred. An encounter between the late medieval beholder and the winged altarpiece in Ringsaker Church.”
  • Undergraduate studies in Law, Media Studies, Political Science, and Practical-Pedagogical Education.
Tags: Church History, Aesthetics and Religion, Mediaeval Christianity, Nordic Protestantism, Reformation Studies


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  • Hagen, Kaja Merete Haug (2021). Chapter 18 Heavenly Agent and Divine Disclosure: The Holy Cross at Borre. In Aavitsland, Kristin Bliksrud & Bonde, Line M. (Ed.), Tracing the Jerusalem code : Volume 1 : The holy city Christian cultures in medieval Scandinavia (ca. 1100–1536). Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISSN 9783110634853. doi: 10.1515/9783110639438-019.
  • Hagen, Kaja Merete Haug (2020). «Till en Zirat I dette Guds Huus og en christelige Amindelse». Epitafiet til minne om Søverin Fransøn, Agnete Sørensdatter Godtzen, Mette Matzdatter Tausan og Christiane Søverinsdatter Godtzen i Stavanger domkirke . Museum Stavanger Årbok. ISSN 1893-1782. 129, p. 58–75.
  • Hagen, Kaja Merete Haug (2020). Fra fromhet til trolldom. En middelalderamulett fra Agder.

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