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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.



FALL 2024 and SPRING 2025

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  • Sanskrit and Persian: Upanishads / Oupnek'hat
  • Graeco-Arabic: Aristotle's Rhetoric
  • Coptic: Sahidic Texts
  • Rosetta Stone: Hieroglyphic and Demotic Egyptian
  • Arabic: Historical Koran
  • San-Tib-Chi: Mūlasarvāstivādavinaya (Tue 11:15–15:00)
  • Jewish and Hebrew Philology: Talmudic texts
  • Old High German and Latin: Meister Eckhart
  • Sumerisk/akkadisk: Ur-Nammus lover (Fri 12:15–14)
  • Sumerisk/akkadisk: All verdens syndfloder
  • Sumerisk/akkadisk: Kjærlighetsdikt om Inanna
      Middle East Seminars / Language Courses
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 2024 and SPRING 2025

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Mon 14:15–16:00: Egyptian
Wed  16:15–18:00: Medieval Latin
Wed  16:15–18:00:
Thu  16:15–18.00: Classical Arabic

Fri  14:15–16.00: Sumerian
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