Centre for Medieval Studies

Exhibition: Fragments from the past

Our image of the Middle Ages is based on fragments and remains. Opening on 4 February, an exhibition at Bergen Museum, Cultural History Collections explores how we put together the past.

The Centre for Medieval Studies and Bergen Museum are happy to announce the opening of the exhibition, 'Fragments from the past' on Friday, 4 February. In addition to the Museum's excellent collections of medieval material, the exhibition will present aspects of the Centre's research into 'Centre and Periphery in Medieval Europe'.

Over the next two years 'Fragments' will offer a series of lectures on six different rotating themes. For Spring 2011, the themes 'Monasteries and knowledge' and  'Byzantium and the Nordic world' will be explored in the following talks:

  • 2. mars 19.00: Åslaug Ommundsen: Benediktinsk klosterliv i Bergen
  • 16. mars 19.00: Geir Atle Ersland: Sigurd Jorsalfar og Konstantinopel  
  • 30. mars 19.00: Ildar Garipzanov: Scandinavia and Eastern Christendom
  • 13. april 19.00: Stian Hamre: Klostrene og de syke

Future Themes:

  • Fall 2011
  • State and royal power
  • Law and Justice
  • Spring 2012
  • Penance and remission
  • Sagas and saga writing