Mosaic of Mary and the Child, Euphrasian Basilica, Poreč, Croatia, 6th century (Photo: Sissel Undheim)
The Religions of Late Antiquity research group consists of scholars at UiB and affiliates who work with late antique religions and religiosity. One main perspective is to study late antiquity as a transitional period, during which traditional and local religions were replaced by monotheistic and universal religions. The research group receives funding from the Norwegian Research Council.
Examples of topics studied
orthodoxy and heresy
dogmas and rituals
religion and body
Functions of the Religions of Late Antiquity Research Group
We organize international workshops, often at the Norwegian Institute in Athens.
An important objective is to cultivate international contacts, partnerships, projects and activities.