Medieval Research Cluster

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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.

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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.

network Meeting
Bryggen i Bergen
Nov 01

Research Focus Forum: European Cultural Heritage

Academics and researchers from the Arqus universities are welcome to Bergen in November 2021.

international conference
The City in Time
Nov 02

The City in Time: Space, Culture and Heritage

Interdisciplinary conference, 2–3 November 2021.

Video documentary about Borgund in the Middle Ages
Ingvil storyteller

New Borgund kaupang documentry in five episodes

BKP partner Viti Middelaldermuseet has produced a video documentary about Borgund by Ålesund in western Norway. Through five episodes we are introduced to 'What we know' and how new research can expand our knowledge about life in the small medieval town. Viti has received financial support...

international conference
What does animation mean in the middle ages

What does animation mean in the middle ages?

International conference on animation 16–19 September. What does animation mean in the middle ages? Theoretical and Historical Approaches. The conference will run in a hybrid form, members of the public may participate in it virtually through Microsoft Teams.
Madonna med barn frå Kyrkjebø kyrkje

The book mystery of the Madonna from Kyrkjebø

The beautiful Madonna from Kyrkjebø in Sogn is currently being exhibited to a European audience in Utrecht. But what is her story? And can some fragments from a medieval manuscript, once attached on the inside of the hollow body, contribute to the story of the Madonna?