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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

June 7, 2021 - June 11, 2021 , University of Oslo / Centre for Advanced Study

The 2021 ATTR Summer Seminar will explore the critical and interpretative significance of collections, archives, and libraries and provide multidisciplinary perspectives on the institutional, spatial, cognitive and gendered aspects of ensembles of texts.

Sep. 20, 2021 9:00 AM - Sep. 24, 2021 6:00 PM , University of Bergen, Law Faculty, Baroniet Rosendal

Why did religious leaders, lawmakers, educators, and historians use compilation to produce and disseminate authoritative texts? What is the relation between compiling and synthesizing earlier sources? 

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

Apr. 12, 2021 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM , Zoom

The ATTR members association Feedback Forum invites members and alumni to take part in a monthly sessions for peer to peer feedback on your text.

Apr. 15, 2021 9:30 AM - 12:35 PM , Zoom

As a part of the ATTR PhD Student Association we thought it may be beneficial, especially in this time of social isolation, to hold some “shut up and write” sessions specifically for the ATTR members

May 3, 2021 9:00 AM - May 7, 2021 3:00 PM , Zoom

Welcome to the ATTR and RVS Virtual Writing Retreat 2021 from May 3rd-7th.


  • screen_shot_2019-07-25_at_4.54.19_pm 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.

  • terje-stordalen 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.

  • portrettchv Changes in the ATTR team Aug. 20, 2020 12:23 PM

    We are happy to announce some changes and new faces in the ATTR team this fall.

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Interdisciplinary and international networks

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