Research Student, Faculty of Arts
PhD (full-time) - currently registered
Runes, runic writing and runic inscriptions as primary sources for town development in medieval Bergen, Norway
The aim of my thesis is to identify how, in which contexts and for which purposes runes were used in the medieval trading centre of Bergen, Norway by using modern EDP equipment. Much of my work is based on an archaeological database compiling the information that was uncovered in the so-called Bryggen excavations between 1955 and 1979 after a fire destroyed four house rows of the old merchant quarter of the city. Adding a runological database to the already existing archaeological database, and adding information from other excavation within the city centre as well, I will endeavour to identify certain areas of activity in the medieval town of Bergen with the aim of gaining more information on everyday life in Bergen.
Professor Judith Jesch
Dr. Christopher King
Dr. Gitte Hansen, (Universitetet i Bergen)
Primary Funding Source
Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership
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