Category Archives: Norway

Discoveries about Old Nubian in Bergen

I am now back in Bergen and active on two fronts at my university base: I am examining the students of the introductory course on ancient religions, and I am pursuing my duties as the coordinator of the moving of … Continue reading

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epiPHANES

I was hesitating to write an entry about my trip to Italy last week. The purpose of this trip was twofold: on the one hand, the inspection of the papyrus codex with the Coptic Vita of Saint Epiphanius of Salamis … Continue reading

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A possible addition to the Fontes Historiae Nubiorum

Today a very interesting seminar took place at the University of Bergen. The speaker was professor of Greek Pär Sandin from the Institute of Linguistic, Literary and Esthetic Studies. He invited the group of Bergen-based researchers of the Classic past … Continue reading

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Travelling with Henriette in Western Norway

The title of the present entry is inspired by the Greek TV travel series “Travelling with Magia Tsokli”, which toured all sorts of destinations around the world, where the crew of two, Magia Tsokli and Ηronis Pehlivanidis, were guided by a … Continue reading

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Fredrik Barth has passed away…

On Monday, we received the sad news that Fredrik Barth, professor emeritus at the University of Bergen, the University of Oslo and Boston University had died at the age of 87. Fredrik Barth was a world famous social anthropologist for decades, and … Continue reading

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Legal texts and legal practices in Christian Nubia – a particular religious ritual?

In the frame of my post-doctoral project, I am studying the material that has been found at several sites of Christian Nubia, namely Sur Island, Attiri Island, Serra East and Qasr el Wizz. Although the vast majority are religious texts, there … Continue reading

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After “Exploring the Middle Ages” in Bergen

According to the new strategy of the University of Bergen (UiB), specific areas of research will become the focal points upon which the University aim to occupy a world-class renown. For the Faculty of Humanities, the Middle Ages is one … Continue reading

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