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Interdisciplinary Research School on Authoritative Texts

Authoritative texts are ubiquitous in both contemporary and historical societies, and their influence pervasive. 

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.

ATTR Virtual Writing retreat

November 2 - 6, 2020.

Registration for the upcoming virtual writing retreat with Mathew Stiller-Reeve is now open

The retreat will provide a virtual space for ATTR's members to meet up, learn and discuss writing

Upcoming seminar: "Translation"

October 19 - 22, 2020.

This seminar will be a hybrid online / IRL due to the COVID-19 situation

With research seminar and PhD seminars, and a voluntary online writing retreat after the seminar.


Seminars in 2021

March 15-18: "Fiction and Authority", at the Norwegian Institute at Athens

June 7-11: "Book collections, Archives and Libraries", at the University of Oslo

Late September: "Compilation of Authoritative Texts", at the University of Bergen

New scientific director

Terje Stordalen is taking over for Hugo Lundhaug

Changes in the ATTR team

We have some new faces in the team this fall

Interdisciplinary and international networks

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

Learning from international experts

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

Mobility Grants

Do you want to spend time at a top-lever academic institution in 2021 or 2022? ATTR offers mobility grants.

Grant Reports

Be inspired by the reports from the ATTR grantees, and start planning your stay as soon as possible.

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.