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The Norwegian Institute of Philology offers both introductory courses (innføringskurs) and seminars for researchers and advanced students.
In the weekly philological research seminars participants read ancient and classical texts in a number of languages.
  • Please write to if you have questions or if you are interested in participating.
Student participation in these seminars can in most cases be awarded with ECTS credits ("studiepoeng"), based on active participation in the seminar and on submitting a term paper.
Students who participate will typically have prior knowledge of the language(s) and cultural tradition(s) in question, equivalent to a minimum of one academic year of instruction. Students are awarded credits based on a written assignment (essay/term paper).



Mon 14:15–16:00 Graeco-Arabic: Galen
Mon 14:15–16:00 Arabic: Koranen i islamsk tradisjon
Tue 11:15–13:00 San-Tib-Chi: Mūlasarvāstivādavinaya
Tue 13:15–15:00 San-Tib-Chi: Prajñāpāramitā
Tue 14:15–16:00 Pashto Landeys
Wed 08:30–10:00 Georgian: Balavariani
Wed 09:15–11:00 San-Tib-Chi: Bodhisattvapitaka
Wed 13:15–15:00 Armenian: Eusebius' Chronicon
Wed 16:15–18:00 Klassiske hebraiske og jødiske tekster
Thu 10:15–12:00 Historisk grammatikk
Thu 11:15–13:00 Greek: Proclus' comm. on Euclid
Thu 13:15–15:00 Greek and Latin: Herodotus
Thu 14:15–16:00 Arabic: Alexander Romance
Fri 08:15–10:00 North Arabian: Pre-Islamic inscriptions
Fri 10:15–12:00 Arabic: Historical Koran
Fri 13:15–15:00 Sumerisk og akkadisk seminar
The time and place of each weekly seminar is given in the calendar summary to the right on this page. The calendar may be subject to changes. Follow the links to dedicated seminar pages with more information about each seminar.
Seminars usually begin in early February and early September.
COVID-19: In the current situation, and most likely continuing through the Spring term of 2021, a number of activities at the Norwegian Institute of Philology have been reduced, and many events and projects have been either cancelled or postponed. With both national and local regulations constantly shifting, we cannot guarantee that we will be fully operational until this situation is resolved, hopefully well ahead of the Fall term of 2021.
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