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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.


Upcoming seminars

June 7, 2022June 10, 2022, University of Oslo / Centre for Advanced Study

The 2022 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.

Oct. 3, 2022Oct. 7, 2022, University of Agder, Kristiansand

Authenticity is an important category for scholarship on past and present manuscripts and texts, and is also the theme for our fall seminar in 2022. How does different types of authenticity spill over into each other in academic interpretations of text and in the reception of such interpretations? 

Learning from international experts

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

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.

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)