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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.

An early example of a PhD-seminar, at the Sorbonne.
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The Bergen Medieval Research Cluster invites all PhD candidates in Bergen with a project containing a medieval aspect to an interdisciplinary PhD relay.

Our relay is organized as a seminar where each candidate gets 15 minutes to present her or his project, followed by 15 minutes of discussion. This way, candidates get an opportunity to establish useful connections to students across disciplinary boundaries, and get feedback from scholars at the Cluster. The language will be English. The seminar gives 1 ECTS-credit.

This year, the Ph.D relay will begin with at two hour introduction to the Bergen traditions of medieval research, and about the newly established Medieval Research Cluster.

Sign up by sending a short abstract of your presentation/PhD project to the Cluster’s coordinator, Irene Baug, by 15. May.


09:00–09:20Opning av ph.d.-seminaret av prorektor Margareth Hagen: Why is the interdisciplinary medieval research so important at UiB – and why do we need a Medieval Research Cluster?
09:20–09:30Professor og Fagleg leiar ved Mellomalderklynga, Åslaug Ommundsen: Short information about the Medieval Research Cluster – where are we today?
09:30–10:15Professor emeritus Sverre Bagge: "Nation and dynasty – 1319 in a Norwegian and European perspective" (30 min foredrag med 15 min spørsmål)
10:15–10:3015 min beinstrekk
10:30–11:15Forskar Helen Lesley Jacobsen: "Transformations of Medieval Law: The Whys and Hows of Designing a Larger Research Project" (30 min foredrag med 15 min spørsmål)
11:15–11:45Framlegging av ph.d.-prosjekt
12:30–15:00Framlegging av ph.d.-prosjekt