Medieval studies are organised differently at each university in Norway. Usually they are integrated in the ordinary study programs at both bachelor and master level, partly as a part of the obligatory curriculum and as specialisation within the programs. Medieval studies will be found within the scholarly disciplines of art history/visual studies, history, archaeology, philology (Old-Norse, Medieval-Latin, etc.), literature, cultural history, history of ideas, church history, theology and philosophy. The study of the Viking-age is an important area within many of these programs and disciplines. There will be many points of entry and one will therefore have to explore the websites of the different universities. All sites are available both in Norwegian and English.
This is a very usefull national database for publications of professors and researchers.
Also in an English version.
Senter for middelalderstudier – Centre for Medieval Studies (CMS)
The centre is part of the University of Bergen. It is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence appointed by the Research Council of Norway to promote long term fundamental research. The centre’s vision is to enhance our understanding of Europe as a whole, in the Middle Ages as well as today, from a peripheral point of view.
The main programme of study, Periphery and Centre in Medieval Europe, addresses the key challenges to our understanding of cultural production and transmission in the period, such as the tensions between the common Latin culture and indigenous traditions, between political diversity and cultural homogeneity, and between religious and secular thought. The various strands of this study are pursued within the following four research projects:
Connected with the main programme are two smaller projects: Bishops Towns & Capital Cities in Medieval Scandinavia and Law & legislation.
Senter for middelalderstudier – Centre for Medieval Studies (CMS) also hosts the Nordic Centre for Medieval Studies (NCMS), which brings together scholars from the University of Gothenburg, the Finnish Literature Society and the University of Helsinki, the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Southern Denmark, and the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Bergen.
Senter for middelalderstudier – Centre for Medieval Studies, NTNU-Trondhjem
The centre is a part of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondhjem. Conducts research in a wide spectre of topics, but focuses on the study of liturgical music and Gregorian plainchant.
Languages: Norwegian and English.