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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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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?

Trond Mohn Foundation 15 years
Åslaug Ommundsen professor i middelalderlatin

Manuscripts that link Europe together

“I never tire of studying medieval manuscripts. Even though my source material is Norwegian, it is also fundamentally international. This gives the research a broader perspective and forces international cooperation.”

Nyhet
Marginalia

Bergen Medieval Forum, Autumn 2019

The Autumn lecture series has begun!

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

seminar
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, international PhD Workshop 4-7 November 2019.