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Research Group: Religions of Late Antiquity

Madonna and child, Euphrasian Basilica, Poreč, Croatia

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 recieves funding from the Norwegian Research Council.

 

Examples of topics studied

religious (in/)tolerance

orthodoxy and heresy

scriptural religion

dogmas and rituals

religious institutions

religion and body

 

Functions of the Religions of Late Antiquity Research Group

 

  • Organizing international workshops, often at the Norwegian Institute in Athens

  • Maintaining international contacts, partnerships, projects and activities

Photo of Alexandros Tsakos tracing graffiti on Sai Island (Nubia)

Alexandros Tsakos traces graffiti on Sai Island, Nubia (Photo: Alexandros Tsakos)

 

Research Group leader: prof. Einar Thomassen

Administrative coordinator: PhD candidate Moa Airijoki

For further information or questions concerning the research group, please contact Moa Airijoki (moa.airijoki@uib.no)