The Norwegian Institute of Philology

Norwegian Institute of Philology (PHI)
P.O. Box 2709 Solli

N-0204 Oslo

Gydas vei 4, 0363 Oslo

w/ MF Norwegian School of Theology,

Religion and Society

Telephone: +47 954 01 754

Email: institute@philology.no

The Norwegian Institute of Philology (PHI) was founded in March 2003 as an international research center based in Oslo. The purpose of PHI is to conduct research within the various fields of comparative and historical philology, with special reference to palaeography and conservation, textual criticism, interpretation, translation, and comparative conceptual history. The institute also offers a comprehensive program of language instruction and methodological training for students of classical languages and historical philology. 

The general aim of PHI is to make philology relevant to the comparative study of texts as expressions of the intellectual and cultural heritage of the world, and to place historical philology in a dynamic relation to the modern world. 

 

Editing newly discovered texts and providing close readings of traditional texts in their original languages, in the light of modern methods and perspectives, remains the very basis of all studies on the development of human culture. During the last two centuries, the study of human history has been enriched by a number of important new methods, from disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, linguistics, and most recently from biology. We welcome these new perspectives as a necessary enrichment of the philological tradition.

Read more about the Norwegian Institute of Philology and the tradition of historical philology in Norway (document in Norwegian).

Institutional collaboration with MF Norwegian school of theology, religion and society

Starting in January 2019, the Norwegian Institute of Philology has joined forces with MF Norwegian school of theology, religion and society (MF vitenskapelig høyskole) in a close institutional collaboration to provide higher education in a number of historical and classical languages and written traditions. Read more about the PHI-MF collaboration (in Norwegian).
Norwegian Institute of Philology's General Objectives
  • Promote the publication of a series of monographs making hitherto unpublished manuscripts available.

  • Establish electronic databases, published openly on the Internet, which facilitate the comparative study of cultural history.

  • Promote the dissemination of books and other content for the general public.

  • Promote the training of outstanding young scholars to work within textually orientated comparative philology;

  • Develop up-to-date technological tools and methodological principles for historical philology.

Norwegian Institute of Philology's Main Activities

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Statutes and Mission Statement

THE BOARD

Jens Braarvig

Professor Emeritus, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo

Chairman of the Board

Jorunn Økland

Professor, Senter for tverrfaglig kjønnsforskning

Instituttleder, Det norske institutt i Athen

Board Member

Einar Thomassen

Professor i religionsvitenskap, Institutt for arkeologi, historie, kultur- og religionsvitenskap, Universitetet i Bergen

Board Member

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Kristin Bliksrud Aavitsland

Professor, Medieval Culture and Church History, Norwegian School of Theology

Board Member

Øivind Andersen

Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Arts and Ideas

Board Member

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ADVISORY BOARD

Michael Puett

Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology at Harvard University.

Advisory Board Member

Lutz Edzard

Professor, Lehrstuhl für Arabistik und Semitistik, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Advisory Board Member

Christoph Harbsmeier

Professor Emeritus, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo

Advisory Board Member

Kazunobu Matsuda

Professor, Buddhist Studies, Bukkyo University, Kyoto​

Advisory Board Member

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Jens-Uwe Hartmann

Professor für Indologie und Iranistik, Lehrstuhl für Indologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

Advisory Board Member

Jan Terje Faarlund

Professor emeritus in linguistics, University of Oslo

Advisory Board Member

Andrew George

Professor of Babylonian, Department of the Languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East, The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

Advisory Board Member

Dag Trygve Truslew Haug

Professor of Classics and Linguistics, University of Oslo

Advisory Board Member

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Norwegian Institute of Philology (PHI)
P.O. Box 2709 Solli

N-0204 Oslo

Telephone: +47 954 01 754
Email: institute@philology.no

Contact us

 

Org. nr. 885 754 562

 

© PHI 2017–2020

Visiting Address:

Gydas vei 4, Majorstuen

(With MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society)

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