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
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
Ongoing PhD projects
Religion in Late Antiquity. Moa Christina Karlsson
Trade and complex societies along the Silk Road. Tomas Larsen Høisæter
Collegia and neighbourhoods in Ostia. Anna Danilova
Sites and Marginal Landscapes during the Bronze Age. The Prehistoric Tegea. Hege Agathe Bakke-Alisøy
Manichaeism in Late Roman Egypt. Håkon Teigen
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
Egyptian burial customs in the 18th dynasty. Pål Steiner
Globalization, Urbanization and Urban Religion in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Roman and Early Islamic periods (NOS-HS exploratory workshop series 2018-2019)