Research news and events

Research news

  • muslim-pilgrims-praying-ajvatovica-photo-sara-kuehn-660 Growing number of Muslim pilgrims in Europe June 15, 2018 4:21 PM

    Pilgrimages have become more popular all over the world in recent years. New pilgrimage sites are emerging and in Europe Muslims and Christians are visiting each other’s pilgrimage sites.

  • sidonshekelfig-15a-507 Small coin, big politics Dec. 21, 2016 2:59 PM

    Situated on the coast of present-day Lebanon, the ancient Phoenician city-state of Sidon was in the middle of the crossfire between the Persians, Greeks and Egyptians. A small lump of metal became an important part of their political and economic balancing act.

  • nag-hammadi-codex-ii-coptic-museum-cairo-507-2 The Nag Hammadi Codices were made by monks Jan. 12, 2016 12:37 PM

    The provenance of the Nag Hammadi Codices has been a point of contention among scholars ever since they were discovered in Upper Egypt in 1945. A new book strongly supports the hypothesis that they were manufactured and read by Christian monks in the fourth and fifth centuries.

Research events

  • midnight_sun_over_tromso_-_photo_truls_tiller "Orality, Textuality, and Tradition" June 3, 2019 2:00 PM

    This seminar focuses on questions of orality in relation to authoritative texts and traditions. It will take place under the midnight sun at the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø. The seminar is open to PhD students within the fields of the Humanities, Law and Theology. The seminar is free of charge, and travel expenses will be covered. Registration is open until April 28, 2019.

  • capture Disputation: Kari Zakariassen June 21, 2019 12:00 PM

    Kari Zakariassen will defend her doctoral dissertation: ""My People Consult Their Tree…" Human-Divine Interaction in Arboreal Spaces in the Ancient Levant" for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.) at the Faculty of Theology.

  • photo-jarli-og-jordan-uio "Digital Humanities and Textual Scholarship" Oct. 28, 2019 9:00 AM

    A seminar for PhD studens within the fields of the Humanities, Law and Theology. The seminar is free of charge, and travel expenses will be covered. Registration opens in August 2019, the application deadline is September 1, 2019.