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Medieval Research Cluster
Illustrasjon av ARKIKON: Bergen 1300

The medieval research clustre at the University of Bergen is one of the university’s knowledge clusters, as outlined in the strategy for 2016–2022.

The Medieval Research Cluster is firmly rooted in a broad and interdisciplinary environment both inside and outside of the university, with the Faculty of Humanities having overall responsibility for establishing and organising the cluster.

Illustration by Arkikon

Medieval studies has enjoyed a strong position in Bergen since the establishment of Bergen Museum in 1825, and has been an important part of the research environment at the University of Bergen from its founding in 1946.

Medieval research is an integral part of several disciplines at the university, such as art history, comparative literature, philology, archaeology, the study of religions, history, geology, botany and music.

The Medieval Research Cluster aims to encourage more collaboration with colleagues and external partners, such as museums, collections, archives, schools, the tourism industry, the wider public sector and other representatives from culture and society. The goal is to increase awareness of and knowledge about the Middle Ages by presenting research in new and different contexts.

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Middelalderuniversitetet
Jun 07

PhD-relay at the Medieval Research Cluster

Do you have a medieval aspect to your dissertation? Sign up for the interdisciplinary PhD seminar on 7. June 2019 to meet your fellow researchers.

Research School
Norwegians studied at the medieval university in Paris.
Nov 04

PhD Workshop: The Literature, Literary Culture and Historiography of the Middle Ages

UiB and the Centre Universitaire de Norvège à Paris invite to an interdisciplinary PhD Workshop 4-7 November 2019.

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Annual Nordic World Heritage Conference

Annual Nordic World Heritage Conference

Take the opportunity to discuss the most important issue for the future – social sustainability in a changing world according to World Heritage. Stockholm 1–4 September 2019.
Guest researcher - Archaeology
bilde av Leszek Gardeła

Passion and Profession - Viking at Heart

Leszek Gardeła on Viking women with weapons and his lifelong love affair with the North

Bergen museum

Historical overview

Bergen has long traditions when it comes to medieval research, all the way back to the foundation of the Bergen Museum in 1825, with its collections of objects from the Middle Ages.