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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.



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Mon 12:15–15:00  Euclid's Elements (Greek, Arabic, etc.)
Mon 14:15–16:00  Pashto: Språk, kultur og historie
Mon 16:15–18:00  
Dari: Språk, kultur og historie

Tue 11:15–13:00   San-Tib-Chi: Mūlasarvāstivādavinaya
Tue 13:15–15:00   San-Tib-Chi: Prajñāpāramitā
Tue 16:15–18.00   San-Tib-Chi: Milarepa

Thu 17:15–19.00   Moderne hebraiske tekster

Fri 10:15–12:00     Arabic: Historical Koran
Fri 12:15–14:00     Graeco-Arabic: Aristotle's Rhetoric
Fri 14.15–16:00     Sumerisk og akkadisk seminar

Time settled later: Socrates' Apology (Greek)
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).

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.


FALL 2022

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Mon 15:15–17:00  Sumerian

Tue 14:15–16:00    Classical Arabic
Tue 16:15–18:00    Colloquial Arabic (Gulf)

Wed 16:15–18:00   Sanskrit
Wed 16:15–18:00
   Old Egyptian (Hieroglyphs)

Thu 16:15–18.00    Tibetan
Thu 15.15–17.00    Modern Hebrew
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