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MemberAstrid Marner

My current research focuses on Old Norse/Latin bilingualism in medieval manuscripts. The project is funded by the European Commission through a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (Horizon 2020). Its title is “Tracing the Invisible. Old Norse and Latin in medieval manuscripts” with the acronym INVISIBILIA. Before that, I was a member of the project “From manuscript fragments to book history” at the University of Bergen. This project was funded by Bergen Research Foundation (BFS). There, I was working on office lectionaries, which from Norway are only preserved in fragmentary form, and the Nidaros Ordinal in its various preserved form. This work is still going on. Other research activities cover sermon preaching in medieval Iceland and Norway, fourteenth-century Skálholt as a cultural hub the distribution and use of Peter Comestor’s Historia scholastica in the North, and Grimr Holmsteinsson’s Jóns saga baptista II.

MemberPhilipp Conzett

…UiT The Arctic University Of Norway…
…PhD, Nordic linguistics, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, ongoing

MA, Nordic linguistics, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, 2007…

Philipp Conzett is a subject librarian for Nordic and Finnish/Kven Linguistics and Literatures at the University Library, UiT The Arctic University of Norway (https://en.uit.no/). As a member of the library’s research support team, he devotes much of his time to working on Open Science, especially research data management. He is one of the developers and managers of DataverseNO (https://dataverse.no) and of the Tromsø Repository of Language and Linguistics (TROLLing; https://trolling.uit.no). He is a member of several working groups and managing committees related to research data management and Open Science, including European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology (CLARIN), the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries), RDA in Norway, and the RDA Linguistics Data IG. Philipp holds an MA in Nordic Linguistics and is currently doing research on word-formation and grammatical gender in Norwegian.

MemberPeter Ferry

I am Associate Professor of English at the University of Stavanger, Norway. I am currently working on a book project for Routledge on beards and masculinity in American literary history. Previously, I was an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Dublin, Ireland (2015-2017). My project focused on the transnational flâneur and masculinity in early American Literature. My PhD thesis (Queen’s University Belfast, 2013) was published as Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction with Routledge in 2015. I have published a range of articles on such topics as New York flâneurs, Freud and masculinity, fatherhood, and the sociological value of studying men and masculinities.

MemberMads Langballe Jensen

…of the early reception of Grotian and Post-Grotian natural law in late seventeenth and early eighteenth century Denmark-Norway. This the first in depth study of the establishment of natural law as an academic discipline as well as its polit…

I am a historian of early modern political thought, working on topics from the German Reformation to the Early Enlightenment and from Denmark/Norway to the Coast of West Africa. I am particularly interested in how different theories of natural law were used to justify and legitimise interests in different religious, political, commercial and colonial conflicts in early modern history.   My first project was a contextual study of the political philosophy of the Wittenberg reformer Philipp Melanchthon and the first formulations of Protestant natural law theories. It investigated the different theories of natural law which Melanchthon developed and the purposes for which he applied (or didn’t apply) them in his political philosophical works. An early fruit of this project was an article on Melanchthon’s commentary on Aristotle’s Politics published in History of Political Thought.