The Tenth Nordic Patristics Meeting: Monasticism

From its inception in 1981, the Nordic Patristics Meeting has become an important academic tradition for scholars and students working in the field of Early Christian Studies in the Nordic countries. August 13–15, 2018, Nordic scholars will again convene for the meeting's tenth installment, this time hosted by the University of Oslo at beautiful Lysebu just outside Oslo city centre for three days of papers on the topic of monasticism.

Program - Practical Information - Registration 

Photo by Hugo Lundhaug

Ruins of the Monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes. Photo: Hugo Lundhaug


White Monastery, Egypt. Photo: Hugo Lundhaug


The tenth meeting will consist of invited papers by leading scholars, as well as shorter presentations by PhD students of dissertation work in progress. The full program will be posted here in due course.

Program (pdf, version 2018.08.08)

Practical information

The first Nordic Patristics Meeting was held at Lund University in 1981 on the initiative of the famous Swedish church historian Per Beskow. Since that time it has been organized roughly every fourth year until today, each time at Lund University. This time it will be organized by the University of Oslo at Lysebu with support from the Danish-Norwegian Cooperation Fund.


Lysebu. Check in: 15:00. Check out: 11:00. The hotel has a pool and training facilities.

Getting there and away

The cheapest way to get from the airport to Lysebu is with train and Metro/T-bane, it takes about 75 minutes, see suggested routes (googlemaps)

- There are two train options from the airport to Oslo, local and express train. Train tickets can be bought at Gardermoen or through app.

-  At the station Oslo S or Natonaltheatret, change to the T-bane, Line 1 Frognerseteren, tickets can be bought at station or through app.

- Then, take the T-bane Line 1 to Voksenkollen Station.

- Lysebu is a 10-minute walk from Voksenkollen Station.

If you consider taking a taxi, we recommend that you go to the taxi counter ( at Gardermoen Airport, in the arrival hall, they know all about the fixed price offers by the different Taxi companies and can help you order a taxi.


If you have any questions, please contact Hugo Lundhaug or Leonora O. Bergsjø (practical information).


Registration is now closed, If you would like to participate, please contact Hugo Lundhaug.

There is a limited number of places available for a highly reasonable fee, thanks to the generous funding from the Danish-Norwegian Cooperation Fund. NOK 2000,- will cover accommodation at Lysebu and all meals during the meeting August 13-15. These places are available on a first-come, first-served basis, please register above at your earliest convenience. Accommodation will be covered for the invited speakers and for PhD students who present their work.





Published Mar. 7, 2018 1:39 PM - Last modified Aug. 8, 2018 12:03 PM