Research Group for Medieval Philology

Lærdomstårnet Typus Grammaticae frå Margarita philosophia (1503)

Leadership committee (2019)

  • Aidan Keally Conti (Latin, Medieval Philology)
  • Helen F. Leslie-Jacobsen (Old Norse)
  • Zuzana Stankovitsová (Old Norse)
  • Juliane Marie-Thérèse Tiemann (Old Norse, Linguistics)


Website and Communication

  • Zuzana Stankovitsová
  • Juliane Marie-Thérèse Tiemann

The Research Group for Medieval Philology is a meeting place for researchers and graduate students at the Humanities Faculty at the University of Bergen, besides the other faculties and teaching places. The members of the group have in common that they are engaged in research with a philological slant, that is, that the study of texts stands central to their work.

The research group is open for all medievalists connected to the University of Bergen (past or present) and everyone else who is interested. If you would like to join, please contact via email. Thank you!

International Seminar
Den norske homilieboken
Aug 29

Digital Approaches to Transcribing and Analysing Medieval Texts

An international seminar organised by the Research Group for Medieval Philology focusing on the application of digital tools for text-critical work on medieval texts.

International Workshop
Da Vinci
May 09

Conceptual Metaphors and Body Symbolism

An international and interdisciplinary two-day workshop on conceptual metaphors and body symbolism.

International conference
The 12th Bergen International Postgraduate Symposium
Apr 08

The 13th Bergen International Postgraduate Symposium in Old Norse Studies 2019

The symposium for postgraduate students of Old Norse is hosted annually by the University of Bergen. Initiated by Professor Else Mundal under the auspices of the Centre for Medieval Studies, it is now organized by the Old Norse section of the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies.

The Research Group presents
Uppsalahovet, Carl Johan Billmark
Mar 25

Ethnogenesis and stranger-kings in Old Scandinavian Literature

Jonas Wellendorf (UC Berkeley) discusses ethonogenesis in the sagas of the Skjǫldungs and the Ynglings.

Philology for whom?

Philology includes the source study of language, literature and culture and is part of a tradition dating back to Humanism at the end of the 1700s. In principle, medieval philology includes all languages,
but at the University of Bergen, the focus is on European culture, in particular medieval Latin, Norse, English, German, and French.