Speakers at ATTR research seminars

The seminar speakers are experts recognized in their respective fields. ATTR always invite both speakers from the partner institutions and guest speakers. Here you will find the name of each lecturer, and his/her title and workplace at the time of the lecture. You can also see the research seminar title, when and where the lecture was held. 

"The idea that ATTR embodies is outstanding and even essential."

Interview with with the inaugural guest speaker Dr. H. Jefferson Powell, Professor of Law at Duke University: 

"One of the great problems that the academy faces in the twenty-first century is created by disciplinary boundaries and specialization.  In themselves, the clear separation of distinct areas of inquiry, and the development of particular and specialized tools of research and analysis, are unavoidable and largely positive aspects of the growth of Western university culture.  But they can all too easily produce overly specialized scholars and teachers who are uninformed both about parallel work in other disciplines and the place of their own subject in the broader world of the arts and Sciences." 

The complete list of speakers at previous seminars

Liv Ingeborg Lied's ATTR lecture at the Norwegian Institute at Athens
Liv Ingeborg Lied's ATTR lecture at the Norwegian Institute at Athens

Please note that if you would like to read the abstract, you should look at the program for the respective seminar. If you would like to see what readings the seminar leader recommended, see the respective reading lists. 

Abdel-fadil MonaAbdel-Fadil, Mona. Postdoc, Department of Media and Communication, Humanities, University of Oslo

"The Online Academic Persona” (Oslo 2017)

Image may contain: Clothing, Chin, Forehead.Bianchi, Marco. Senior Lecturer, Department of Scandinavian Languages, Uppsala University

"Digitising the Digitised: ‘Everlasting Runes’ and the Scandinavian Runic Text Database" (Oslo 2019)

 

    Torkel Brekke

    Brekke, Torkel. Research Professor, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

    “The life of the humble philologist in an era of big data, clickbait research, and fake news" (Stakeholder's lecture, Rome 2018)

    "Religious authority, modernity and fundamentalism" (Rome 2018)

     

    Jens Baarvig

    BraarvigJens. Professor Emeritus, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo

    "Biblioteca Polyglotta" (Oslo 2019)

     

     

     

    Svein Aage Christoffersen

    Christoffersen, Svein Aage. Professor, Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo

    “The Power of Visual Rhetoric in the Baroque Era” (Field trip, Rome 2018)

     

     

      Claire ClivazClivaz, Claire. Head of Digital Humanities +, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

      “The Future of Digital Humanities and Textual Scholarship” (Oslo 2019)

       

       

      Istvan CzazheszCzachesz, István. Professor, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway: 

      “Cultural Evolution and Biblical Studies” (Trondheim 2018)

       

       

      Demetriou KyriakosDemetriou, Kyriakos. Professor of Political Thought, University of Cyprus

      “Plato redivivus. Ideology and Politics in the Interpretation of Plato” (Athens 2016)

       

       

      Asbjørn DyrendalDyrendal, Asbjørn. Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

      "Prophets, tricksters, and tyrants. Authority, subversion, and power in conspiracy culture" (Rome 2018)

       

       

      Line Cecilie EngEngh, Line Cecilie. Assoc. Professor, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo

      ""Words of delight. Christian rhetoric and monastic seduction from Augustine to Bernard of Clairvaux" (Athens 2019)

      Minding medieval monks. Metaphor, memory, and imaginative immersion in Cistercian writing and liturgy" (Trondheim 2018)

       

       

      Stefka EriksenEriksen, Stefka Georgieva. Research director, NIKU, Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research

      “Cognitive Approaches to Textual Interpretation in Old Norse Studies” (Trondheim 2018)

       

       

      Trude FonnelandTrude Fonneland, Professor, The Arctic University Museum of Norway, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway

      "Exhibitions as Authoritative Texts" (Tromsø 2019)

       

       

      Fritsches, KerstinFritsches, Kerstin. PhD, PostdocTraining.com

      "How to shape your profile for careers within and outside academia" (Academic skills, Oslo 2016)

       

       

       

      Ingvild GilhusGilhus, Ingvild S. Professor, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen

      “Writing a doctoral thesis and getting it published” (Academic skills, Rome 2018)

       

       

      Hans Petter GraverGraver, Hans Petter. Professor, Department of Private Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo

      "Peeking Through the Keyhole: Using Narratives to Explain Legal Reason" (Athens 2019)

      "The Authority of Law - When Must the Judge Deviate From it"? (Rome 2018)

      "Is law like a mediaeval cathedral? Reflections on Karl Llewellyn's On the Good, the True, the Beautiful, in Law" (Paris 2017)

      "Law, Language and Rhetoric – How concepts, grammar and narratives determine rights and obligations" (Oslo 2016)

       

      Michael Grote

      Grote, Michael. PhD, The University of Bergen Library

      “Academic Writing” (Bergen 2017)

       

       

      Eystein GullbekkGullbekk, Eystein. The University of Oslo Library

      “Cross - multi – inter – disciplinary? – Interdisciplinary insights for doing PhD-research” (Athens 2016)

      Becoming and belonging in interdisciplinary PhD research (Athens 2019)

       

       

      Jens-Morten HanssenHanssen, Jens-Morten. The National Library of Norway

      "Ibsen, Bjørnson, and Bibliographic Data Analysis (Oslo 2019)

       

       

      Trond HaugenHaugen, Trond. The National Library of Norway

      "Sex-Mining the Digital Bookshelf: A Digital Analysis of Literary Intercourse in Norway 1950-1970" (Oslo 2019)

       

       

       

      Debra HawheeHawhee, Debra. Professor, English Department, The College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State University.

      "Rhetoric’s Polychrome History" (Athens 2019)

       

       

      Johs. HjellbrekkeHjellbrekke, Johs. Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Bergen, Director of The Norwegian University Centre in Paris

      "Authority and Institutions" (Paris 2017)

       

       

      Image may contain: Person, Hair, Face, Hairstyle, Facial expression.Høgåsen-Hallesby, Hedda. Dramaturg, The Norwegian Operan and Ballet, Oslo

      "Salome – Ever and Never the Same? Re-productions of a Canonized Opera" (Oslo 2017)

      Janne Bondi JohannessenJohannessen, Janne Bondi. Professor, Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo

      “The Text Laboratory” (Oslo 2019)

       

       

       

      Karl-Gunnar JohanssonJohansson, Karl-Gunnar A. Professor, Dep. of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo

      "At the crossroads of oral and written traditions: The appropriation, assimilation and construction of cultural memory" (Tromsø 2019)

       

       

       

      Lars JohnsenJohnsen, Lars. The National Library of Norway

      "Distant Reading at the Library: Analysis and Comparison of Books and Newspapers from the Digital Collections" (Oslo 2019)

      "Tapping into the Archetypes: Digital Analysis of Popular Books Readership" (Oslo 2019) 

       

      Helge JordheimJordheim, Helge, Professor, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo

      "Contextualization and Canonization. Competing Strategies of Interpretation?" (Bergen 2017)

       

       

      Marianne B. KartzowKartzow, Marianne B. Professor, Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo

      "Authority On the Road Again: Travelling Memory and the Case of Hagar" (Paris 2017)

      "Gendered Academia" (Panel debate, Paris 2017)

      "After Ph.D.: Possibilities, Strategies, and the Secret Life of the Forefront Panel" (Oslo 2016) 

       

      Koch, SørenKoch, Søren. Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen

      • "Seminar om PBL" (Oslo 2016)

       

       

      Ellen KreftingKrefting, Ellen. Professor, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, Humanities, University of Oslo

      “Practicing Enlightenment. The Role of Periodicals in Eighteenth Century Denmark-Norway” (Oslo 2017)

       

       

       

      Nina KristiansenKristiansen, Nina. Editor of forskning.no

      “How to Communicate Your Research to a Larger Audience? Media and the Scientist.” (Bergen 2017)

       

       

      Karin KukkonenKukkonen, Karin. Assoc. Professor, Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo

      "Trails and Traces: Reading Texts through Probability Designs" (Oslo 2018)

       

       

       

      Larsen, BenteLarsen, Bente. Professor, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Arts and Ideas, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo

      "The Authority of the Gaze" (Paris 2017)

       

       

       

      Gabriel LevyLevy, Gabriel. Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Humanities, NTNU

      “Cognitive Science and the Humanities” (Trondheim 2018)

      "Gendered Academia" (Panel debate, Paris 2017)

      "Method and Theory of Authoritative Texts" (Oslo 2016)

       

      Liv Ingeborg LiedLied, Liv Ingeborg. Professor, Norwegian School of Theology

      "Authoritative Texts: Media and Materiality" (Oslo 2017)

      “The Reception of What? Transmission and Transformative Engagement with Texts and Manuscripts/Manuscripts and Their Texts” (Athens 2016)

       

      Arkotong LongkumerLongkumer, Arkotong. Lecturer in Religious Studies, University of Edinburgh

      "'Writing Orality': Stories, Methods, and Crafting Textualities." (Tromsø 2019)

       

       

      Jacob LotheLothe, Jakob. Professor, Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo

      "Narrative Ethics" (Athens 2019)

       

       

       

      Hugo LundhaugLundhaug, Hugo. Professor, Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo

      "Literary Practices and Social Control in Early Egyptian Monasteries: A Cognitive Perspective" (Trondheim 2018)

      “Travelling Concepts: Challenges of Interdiscplinarity” (Oslo 2017)

      "Authoritative Texts and Their Reception" (Oslo 2016)

       

      Markschies, ChristophMarkschies, Christoph. Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

      "Authorization of Texts and the Rhetoric of Commentaries in Antiquity – A Comparative Approach" (Athens 2019)

      Authorization of Texts by Means of Commentary in Antiquity – A Comparative Approach (Rome 2018)

       

      Marienberg, EvyatarMarienberg, Evyatar. Assoc. Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

      “Authorship, Intention, and Biography in Popular Music: Religion in Sting’s Work” (Oslo 2018)

       

       

      Michael MarxMarx, Michael. Research Director of "Corpus Coranicum" at Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften

      “The history of the Qurʾān as a challenge for digital humanities" (Oslo 2019)

       

       

       

      Michalsen, DagMichalsen, Dag. Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo

      "Textual identities of constitutions" (Tromsø 2019)

       

       

       

      Moi, TorilMoi, Toril. Professor of Literature and Romance Studies, Professor of English, Philosophy and Theatre Studies, Dep. of Philosophy, Duke University. 

      "Authorship and Intention after Wittgenstein and Cavell: informal remarks" (Oslo 2018)

       

       

      Moxnes, HalvorMoxnes, Halvor. Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo 

      "Interdisciplinary Insights" (Oslo 2016) 

       

       

       

      Mårtensson UlrikaMårtensson, Ulrika. Professor, Faculty of Humanities, NTNU

      "Scribes, Manuscripts and Variant Readings: Implications for Interpreting Doctrine on the (Un)created Qur'an”  (Bergen 2017)

       

       

      Laura S NasrallahNasrallah, Laura S.  Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Harvard University

      "Authoritative Texts and Public Display in the Spaces of the Roman Empire" (Paris 2017)

      "Gendered Academia" (Panel debate, Paris 2017)

       

      Balder OnarheimOnarheim, Balder. Assoc. Professor, the Technical University of Denmark

      "Research and Creativity. On cognition, metacognition and creativity" (Academic skills, Trondheim 2018)

       

       

      Professor, Centre for Sami Studies, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway

      The curriculum as authoritative text: Curricular definitions and negotiations of citizenship and indigeneity" (Tromsø 2019)

       

       

      John D PetersPeters, John D. Professor of English and Film & Media Studies,  Yale University

      “Authoritative Texts, Paper Machines, and Media Theory" (Oslo 2017)

       

       

       

       

      Petersen, Anders KlostergaardPetersen, Anders Klostergaard. Professor With Special Responsibilites, Aarhus University

      "Authoritative Texts and Their Reception in Light of Peircian Semiotics: Textual Apotheosis by Cannibalisation and Usurpation." (Bergen 2017)

       

       

       

      Margherita Paola. Post.doc., Faculty of Law, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway

      "Indigenous Law and Methodology: an eye opening experience generously funded by YoungCAS 2018" (Tromsø 2019)

       

       

       

      Jefferson PowellPowell, H. Jefferson. Professor of Law, Duke University

      "The rise of the US constitutional tradition:  1292-1835"

       

       

      Eivind RøssaakEivind Røssaak, The National Library of Norway

      "Infrastructural Machines: DH, digitization, and the New dispositif" (Oslo 2019)

       

       

      Rebecca ScherrScherr, Rebecca. Associate Professor, Department of English Language Literature, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo

      "Interdisciplinary Insights" (Paris 2017)

      "Gendered Academia" (Panel debate, Paris 2017)

       

       

      Johan SchimanskiSchimanski, Johan. Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Oslo

      "Who speaks in the Author Museum? Finding intentions and authority in literary exhibitions" (Oslo 2018, with Spring)

       

       

       

      Laura SlaughterSlaughter, Laura. Associate Professor, Centre for Scalable Data Access, Department of Informatics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo

      “Textual Analysis Techniques and Big Data” (Oslo 2019)

       

       

       

      Ulrike Spring

      Spring, Ulrike. Associate Professor of Modern European History, University of Oslo / Professor II, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

      "Who speaks in the Author Museum? Finding intentions and authority in literary exhibitions" (Oslo 2018, with Schimanski)

       

       

      Stefaniw BlossomStefaniw, Blossom. Junior Professor, Ethics in Antiquity and Christianity, Faculty of Protestant Theology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz 

      "Knowledge and Authorship in the Tura Papyri: epistemology and ethics in ancient and modern textual scholarship" (Oslo 2018)

       

       

       

      Jørn SundeSunde, Jørn Øyrehagen, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen

      “From Jerusalem to Bergen – How Psalm 85 became a cornerstone in Norwegian state formation in the High Middle Ages” (Bergen 2017)

       

       

       

      Jana SverdljukSverdljuk, Jana. The National Library of Norway

      "Tapping into the Archetypes: Digital Analysis of Popular Books Readership" (Oslo 2019)

       

      Einar ThomassenThomassen, Einar. Professor, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bergen

      “Canonization and Codification” (Bergen 2017)

      "Reception and use of the Qu’ran in Islam" (Athens 2016)

       

       

      Eirik TonningTonning, Erik. Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen

      "Genetic Manuscript Studies" (Oslo 2018)

       

       

      Torvund OlavTorvund, Olav. Department of Private Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo

      “Media and the Law: Freedom of Expression and Intellectual Property” (Oslo 2017)

       

       

      Mark TurnerTurner, Mark. Professor, Case Western Reserve University, USA:

      "Cognitive Textual Interpretation" (Trondheim 2018)

       

       

      Sissel UndheimUndheim, Sissel. Assoc Professor, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen

      "Never set in stone. Power and texts on public display" (Rome 2018)

       

       

      Geir UlfsteinUlfstein, Geir. Professor, Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, University of Oslo

      "Interpretation of international treaties: law, policy and legitimacy" (Rome 2018)

       

       

      Jacqueline VayntrubVayntrub, Jacqueline. Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, Yale University

      “The Displaced Voice: Modern Questions of Orality and Ancient Problems of Speech Quotation.” (Tromsø, 2019)

       

       

      eleni VolonakiVolonaki, Eleni. Professor, Department of Philology, University of Peloponnese

       "Means of Persuation in Greek Oratory" (Athens 2019)

       

       

      Jana WeidemannWeidemann, Jana. Ministry of Education and Research

      Stakeholder (Oslo 2017)

       

       

       

      Ellen WigerWiger, Ellen. The National Library of Norway

      "Bokselskap.no - A Website for Digital Editions" (Oslo 2019)

       

      Jorunn ØklandØkland, Jorunn. Professor, University of Oslo, Director of the Norwegian Institute at Athens

      "Corinth" (Athens 2019)

      “Modern Maps and Ancient Terrains: The Unavoidable Force of Modern Identity Politics in the Reception of ancient remains." (Athens 2016)

       

      Jon Mattias ÅhrenÅhrén, Jon Mattias. Professor, Faculty of Law, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway

      "Landscapes as documents; writing the history of oral cultures" (Tromsø 2019)

       

       

       

      Helge ÅrsheimÅrsheim, Helge. Postdoc, Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo

      “Canons on the Loose? The Mutual Constitution of Human Rights, Law and Religion” (Bergen 2017)

       

       

      Kristin AavitslandAavitsland, Kristin B. Professor, Norwegian School of Theology

      “The Authority of the Word in Ecclesiastical Space: Script, Image, Liturgy” (Oslo 2017)