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Why choose this programme?

This is the only programme in Scandinavia that offers a specialisation in Old Norse and Celtic philology supplemented by optional interdisciplinary studies. The aim of the programme is to provide a deeper understanding of the Nordic Viking Age and Medieval times and the neighbouring Celtic culture. This should be accomplished through in-depth studies of literary sources (texts) and historical objects.

The programme is directed at overseas and Norwegian students who are interested in taking an interdisciplinary approach to the Viking and Middle Ages, in an international environment. Since source criticism is an important part of the program, we focus on how to interpret sources, and how to deal with different sources that complement and contradict each other:

  • What does a poem of the Edda, a rune stone and the Oseberg grave tell us about pre-Christian religion?
  • Was Snorri Sturluson a historian or just a good storyteller?

The programme does not adhere to a strict division into (sub-) disciplines, but instead prioritizes problem solving:

  • What might the study of holy places tell us about cultural and social conditions in the Viking and Middle Ages?
  • How justified is the thesis that Norway was “europeanised” in the Middle Ages?

    Learning outcomes

    Knowledge

    The candidate

    • has advanced knowledge within Viking and/or medieval studies with emphasis on one or more of the following disciplines:
      • history
      • art history
      • history of religion
      • archaeology
      • philology
      • cultural history
    • has a special knowledge of theories and methods related to interdisciplinary research.
    • knows the history of research and has a good grasp on the relevant source categories and reference literature related to the study of medieval communication in Scandinavia.
    • has a thorough knowledge about how texts and artefacts interact as means of communication in the Scandinavian Middel Ages.
    • has an analytic perception of theoretical discussions about medieval communication; in particular discussions about the concept of “text” and how this concept relates to oral and written transmission.
    • knows how to apply the aquired theoretical knowledge to other academic fields where communication is the issue.

    Skills

    The candidate

    • can analyze and deal critically with various sources of medieval communication, contextualize these sources and use them to formulate scholarly arguments about Scandinavian medieval mentality.
    • has aquired a critical approach to existing theories and methods applied on medieval communication; in particular issues related to the concept of literacy, New Philology and transmission of texts.
    • knows how to work independently with theoretical problems and how to apply these to theoretical and practical questions connected to texts and text transmission.
    • can under supervision carry out an independent, limited, cross disciplinary research project about medieval verbal and non-verbal communication in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics.

    General competence

    The candidate

    • can do argumentative, source-critical and problem orientated research on communication.
    • is acquainted with various theoretical and methodological research approaches and knows how to apply the acquired theorethical knowledge to academic fields where communication is the issue.
    • knows how knowledge is created and how to assert his/her own expertise on medieval communication.
    • has aquired an extensive ability to write good scholarly prose and to structure a written academic composition in the field of humanities.
    • can communicate academic issues both with other specialists and the general public.

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