The Norwegian Institute of Philology organises weekly philological research seminars where we read ancient and classical texts in a number of languages. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or if you are interested in participating.
The time and place of each weekly seminar is given in the calendar summary to the right and in the full calendar below.
Seminars usually begin in early February and early September. The dates of the first reading are found in the calendar below (or will be posted in due time).
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).
PhD-students can also register for these courses as part of their course requirements, in agreement with their supervisors and home institutions.
Mon 10:15–12:00 San-Tib-Chi: Avataṃsaka Sūtra
Mon 12:15–14:00 San-Tib-Chi: Mūlasarvāstivādavinaya
Mon 14:15–16:00 Graeco-Arabic: Galen
Tue 08:15–09:45 Syriac seminar
Tue 10:15–12:00 San-Tib-Chi: Prajñāpāramitā
Tue 12:15–14:00 San-Tib-Chi: Candrakīrti
Tue 16:15–18:00 Persian: The Diwan of Hafez
Tue 16:15–18:00 Pashto Landeys
Wed 8:30–10:00 Georgian: Balavariani
Wed 13:15–15:00 Armenian: Eusebius' Chronicon
Thu 10:15–12:00 Greek and Latin: Plato/Herodotus
Thu 12:15–14:00 Greek: Proclus' comm. on Euclid
Thu 14:15–16:00 Arabic: Alexander Romance
Fri 08:15–10:00 North Arabian: Pre-Islamic inscriptions
Fri 10:15–12:00 Arabic: Koran seminar
Fri 13:15–15:00 Sumerian
Link to course registration at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society (deadline February 1st and September 1st)
To identify the proper course registration for each seminar, note the title after "COURSE REGISTRATION" under the relevant seminars in the calendar below, then follow the link. When you register for a course, please state which seminar(s) you intend to follow.
See also our introductory courses (in Norwegian).
There are currently 4 formally defined subjects or course codes (emner) for course registration. They are:
The following subjects will be added next year:
Semitic Philology (Bachelor; Master)
Indo-Iranian Philology (Bachelor; Master)
Chinese Philology (Bachelor; Master)
More information about each course code is found at the course registration page. Choose Bachelor or Master according to the level of your current study program.