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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).

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 2023

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(or contact us for details)

  • Coptic: Sahidic Texts (Mon 17:15–19:00)
  • Aramaic: Biblical Aramaic (Wed 16:15–18:00)


FALL 2023

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Mon 15:15–17:00   Sumerian
Mon 16:15–18:00   Classical Tibetan

Tue   16:15–18:00   Modern Hebrew (class 1)

Wed  16:15–18:00   Middelalderlatin
Wed  16:15–18:00  

Thu  16:15–18.00    Tibetan
Thu  16.15–18.0
0    Modern Hebrew (class 2)

Fri  14:15–16.00    Akkadian
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