The Medieval Research Cluster will be 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.
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.