Research in Ancient Studies
Ancient World Research Group consists of faculty, postdocs and PhD students in archaeology, history and religion. Ongoing research is presented and discussed at regular seminars. The seminars also serve as an instrument for education of PhD candidates, who present chapters from their dissertation work. Scholars of antiquity from other departments and institutions also participate at the seminars. All events are open to the public.
Head of the research group: Associate professor Eivind Heldaas Seland
Ancient Rome. City development: 1) The Tiber: Shaping Urban Movement and Development. 2) Moving through the Gate: traffic systems and urban nodes in Roman Italy.
Political and social conditions in the Ancient city-states.
The Roman world and the East (Roman Near East, Palmyra, Red Sea, Indian Ocean)
Ongoing PhD projects
Religion in Late Antiquity
Trade and complex societies along the Silk Road
Collegia and neighbourhoods in Ostia
Sites and Marginal Landscapes during the Bronze Age. The Prehistoric Tegea.
Hege Agathe Bakke-Alisøy
Manichaeism in Late Roman Egypt
Christian and Jewish identity in the Roman Empire .
Greek temple architecture. Excavation of the sanctuary of Athena Alea at Tegea. Doric temples at Sikyon and Asea. Early developments of Doric temple architecture.
Egyptian burial customs in the 18th dynasty.
Globalization, Urbanization and Urban Religion in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Roman and Early Islamic periods (NOS-HS exploratory workshop series 2018-2019)