Medieval Research Cluster

Bergen Medieval Forum, Autumn 2019

The Autumn lecture series has begun!

Beautiful beasts roam the margins of medieval manuscripts. Foto/ill.: Public domain
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The Bergen Medieval Research Cluster organises a set of lectures every semester.

The purpose of Medieval forum is to create an informal and interesting interdisciplinary meeting place for the different research milieus which work with Medieval studies in Bergen - to discuss, to share ideas, and to explore new interests together.

The short Morning coffee lectures are relatively short lectures at the Library Special Collections in Bergen which are met with a prepared comment. The Forum meeting are longer lectures, in a more informal setting in the pub Underlig in Valkendorfs gt. 1B, downtown. 

The Autumn programme

18 September, 18:00 - førsteamanuensis Margrethe Stang: "Jøder og muslimer i middelalderens bildeverden" - kommentar fra førsteamanuensis Ingvil Brügger Budal. 

2 October, 08:30 - Kiki Kalis: "Oriental Expeditions: Peredur and the Valley of the Changing Sheep" - with a comment from Mr. Nick Pouls - Spesialsamlingen

29 October 18:00 - Øystein Hellesøe Brekke: "Sigbret and Dyveke - The changing perceptions of two strong women through history" - Dyvekes Vinkjeller, Hollendergaten 7

30 October, 12:15 - Anne Beate Maurseth: "Hvordan så den franske opplysningen på middelalderen?" - The library special collections

27 November, 18:00 - Åslaug Ommundsen: "Nonneseter i Bergen. Menneska bak murane." - Underlig

The evening lectures are in Underlig in Valkendorfs gate 1B.

Save the dates...

The recently appointed honorary doctor of medieval studies in Bergen, professor Eamon Duffy, will lecture at the University Museum on 16 October at 17:00. The lecture will take place in the refurbished "Forhandlingssalen" in Muséplassen 3 (The natural history museum).

Sigbjørn Sønnesyn and Sverre Bagge will hold book lauches in the autumn. The time and venue will be made public in the fullness of time.