Ancient World Research Group

Research in Ancient Studies

Ancient World Research Group consists of researchers 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.

Head of the research group: Associate professor Eivind Heldaas Seland

Program spring 2018


Research areas

NeRoNENetworks in the Roman Near East
Eivind SelandHåkon Teigen

Palmyrena: City, Hinterland and Caravan Trade between Orient and Occident
Christian MeyerEivind SelandNils AnfinsetTorbjørn Preus Schou

Gnosticism, orthodoxy and heterodoxy in ancient Christianity with particular attention to Coptic sources.
Ingvild S. GilhusEinar ThomassenAlexandros Tsakos

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. 
Simon Malmberg

Political and social conditions in the Ancient city-states
Ingvar Mæhle

Christian and Jewish identity in the Roman Empire 
Birgit van der Lans

Greek temple architecture. Excavation of the sanctuary of Athena Alea at Tegea. Doric temples at Sikyon and Asea. Early developments of Doric temple architecture. 
Erik Østby

Sites and Marginal Landscapes during the Bronze Age. The Prehistoric Tegea.  
Hege Agathe Bakke-Alisøy

Egyptian burial customs in the 18th dynasty
Pål Steiner