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Interdisciplinary Research School on Authoritative Texts

ATTR is a research school that offers PhD students in the Humanities, Law, and Theology high-level reflection on theories and research methods related to textual scholarship, as well as interdisciplinary feedback on ongoing dissertation work.


The objective of ATTR is to create venue, where interpretive methodologies can be critically discussed, evaluated, and developed, in order to broaden the PhD candidates’ perspectives, strengthen their scholarly networks, heighten the quality of their analyses, and prepare them for life after the dissertation.

Learning from international experts

"The idea that ATTR embodies is outstanding and even essential" (Prof. H. Jefferson Powell, Duke University)

Upcoming seminars

Sep. 20, 2021 9:00 AM - Sep. 24, 2021 6:00 PM , University of Bergen, Law Faculty, Baroniet Rosendal
Mar. 14, 2022 9:00 AM - Mar. 18, 2022 6:00 PM , The Norwegian Institute at Athens

This seminar focuses ongoing research on the roles of materialities, politics, and emotions in the never-ending transformation of influential texts through their reception.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

ATTR aims to broaden the PhD candidates' scholarly perspectives, strengthen their networks, heighten the quality of their analyses, and help prepare for work inside and outside academia after the PhD degree has been obtained. 

ATTR is a collaboration between the leading academic institutions in Norway and incorporates a broad international network of senior scholars and PhD students. It is funded by the Research Council of Norway.

ATTR members association: Upcoming events

Oct. 18, 2021 9:00 AM - Oct. 19, 2021 1:00 PM , Zoom

This workshop is for you if you want to be proactive about your job prospects, looking for practical ways to structure your progress and succeed in your preferred career - in academia or beyond.

Oct. 21, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM , Zoom

To succeed long term in a highly competitive environment, it is essential that early career researchers develop effective working habits.


  • inamau New Adminstrative Coordinator May 5, 2021 11:30 AM

    We welcome Ina Marie Ausland as the new administrative coordinator for ATTR

  • Image may contain: Text, Font, Paper, Document. ATTR seminar on Translation Oct. 27, 2020 2:35 PM

    From October 19 th -22 nd ATTR held our first hybrid seminar. We had both scholars and PhD students attending in real life and on Zoom.

  • Professor Terje Stordalen. Foto New Scientific Director Aug. 21, 2020 1:00 PM

    ATTR is proud to announce that Professor Terje Stordalen is the new Scientific Director of ATTR.

Bildet kan inneholde: smil, hånd, visjon omsorg, briller, interaksjon.

Interdisciplinary and international networks

"The feedback I get here gives me other perspectives on my research." (Henriette Tøssebro, University of Oslo)