Tarald Rasmussen

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Visiting address Blindernveien 9 Domus Theologica 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1023 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Position and research interests:

Professor of Church History – Especially Late Medieval and Early Modern after doing research in Germany as Wissenschaftlicher Assistent in Berlin and as Humboldt-Stipendiat at the Institut für Spätmittealter und Reformation in Tübingen. Research Leader at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo 2007–2014.


Projects and Networks:

* Leader of Research Council of Norway funded project The ambiguous memory of Nordic Protestantism (MEMORY) (running to 2019) http://www.tf.uio.no/english/research/projects/memory/

* Norwegian PI of the HERA-funded “Uses of the Past”-project Protestant Legacies in Nordic Law: Uses of the Past in the Construction of Secularity of Law (PRONOLA, running to 2019) http://heranet.info/pronola/index

* Leader of Research Council of Norway funded project “Good Protestant, Bad Religion? Formatting Religion in Modern Society” (GOBA) (running to 2018) http://www.tf.uio.no/english/research/projects/goba/index.html

* Chief-editor of the new international Journal of Early Modern Christianity, published by de Gruyter since 2014. https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jemc

* Leader of the externally funded interdisciplinary research project Death in early Protestant Culture (2010-2014) http://www.tf.uio.no/english/research/projects/dp/index.html

* Until 2014, editor of the national Norwegian theological Journal Teologisk Tidsskrift

* Member of the scientific Board of Refo500 Research Consortium http://www.refo500.nl/en/news/6

* Member of the editorial board of the Refo500 Monograph series at Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen.

Invited lectures & papers international conferences since 2014:

* Nye paradigmer i reformasjonsforskningen – med særlig henblikk på Norden og Danmark. Seminar: ”Reformationen som kirkeligt og kulturelt program”. Invited lecture Copenhagen 2014.

* The holy city of Copenhagen, Part of MEMORY Panel "Religious Topography in the North: Strängnäs, Copenhagen, Amsterdam". Sixteenth Century Society Conference, New Orleans, oktober 2014.

* Contesting Memories of Nordic Protestantism. International seminar: ”Unpacking the Nordic Model” Invited lecture, Oslo, October 2014.

* Luther in Skandinavien. Invited speaker to conference in Fribourg (Switzerland) May 2015

* Niels Hemmingsen: A 16th Century Intellectual between Danish Confessionalism and European Trans-Confessionalism. RefoRC Conference, Leuven 2015. (Part of MEMORY Panel)

* Uppsala and Stockholm in the topography of the Swedish Reformation. Sixteenth Century Society Conference, Vancouver, October 2015. (Part of MEMORY Panel)

* Protestantism and Protestantization. Paper at GOBA panel, American Academy of Religion Conference, Atlanta, November 2015.

* “Sister Reformations” in the North: Sweden & Denmark in comparative Perspective. Invited keynote speaker, international conference Århus February 2016.

* The Danish Reformation kings: A comparative European approach. Paper Sixteenth Century Conference, August 2016, Bruges (Part of MEMORY Panel).

* Nach Wittenberger Vorbild: Christian III und die dänische Fürstenreformation. Invited Lecture, Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Leipzig, November 2016

Recent & upcoming popular contributions in Norwegian:


* Tarald Rasmussen og Ola Tjørhom (red.): Reformasjonen i nytt lys, Cappelen Damm 2017 (in print)

* Tarald Rasmussen: Hva er protestantisme? Universitetsforlaget 2017 (in print)

* Per Kristian Aschim and Tarald Rasmussen: Reformasjon nå. Martin Luther som ressurs og utfordring for Den norske kirke, Oslo: Eide 2016

Articles Web + print, Radio:

* Karikaturstrid på 1500-tallet : tidlig protestantisk religionskritikk. i: ”Kirke og kultur” 2015 (4) s. 374-386

* New articles 2016 on Reformasjonen and on Martin Luther in ”Store Norske Leksikon” (internet).

* Radio Norwegian NRK P2: Martin Luther på 95 minutter, ”Verdibørsen”, Oktober–November 2016

* Radio Norwegian NRK P2, ”Kulturhuset Kunst”: On Hieronymus Bosch (April 2016) and on Lucas Cranach (January 2017)

* Blog contribution Luther og jødene, Faculty of theology ”reformasjonsblogg”, 2016

* Luthers antijødiske skrifter fra 1543, lecture at the HL-center 16.09.2016

Tags: Church History, Luther Studies, Reformation Studies
Published Feb. 3, 2010 3:54 PM - Last modified Nov. 5, 2020 2:53 PM


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