Research Group for Medieval Philology

Leadership committee (2018)

Aidan Keally Conti (Latin, Medieval Philology)

Ugnius Mikucionis (Old Norse, Norwegian)

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 fill out the form here. Thank you!

International conference

The 12th Bergen International Postgraduate Symposium in Old Norse Studies 2018: Norms, Laws and Literature

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

In the Beginning was a Murder: Bodily Metaphors in Creation Myths

Jan Kozák (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Charles University in Prague) presents preliminary research from his project on bodily metaphors in creation myths.

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.