Workshop: Secrets of the Stave Churches: the Archaeology of Sacred Space and the Economy of Salvation in the High Middle Ages

The workshop will explore research from the Norwegian Research Council funded project: Religion and Money: the Economy of Salvation in the Middle Ages, from stave church architecture, archaeology and liturgical space; coin finds in churches from Norway, Sweden and Denmark; Norwegian nuns and nunneries; and images of coin and money in 12th and 13th religious writing.

Gol Stave Church. Photo: Museum of Cultural History, UiO / Eirik Irgens Johnsen
A collaborative workshop led by:
Professor Svein Gullbekk (University of Oslo)
Dr Alf Tore Hommedal (University of Bergen)
Dr Giles E. M. Gasper (Durham University)
9.15    Coffee/Tea Service

9.30    Welcome and Introductions:
           Economies of Salvation - Svein Gullbekk (University of Oslo) and Giles Gasper 
           Stave Church Architecture - Alf Tore Hommedal (University of Bergen)

10.00-11.30 Session 1
            Mapping Coin Finds in Churches 
            Session leader: Svein Gullbekk
11.30-11.50 Coffee Break

11.50-1.20 Session 2
            The Archaeology of Sacred Space: Stavechurches and Nunneries 
            Session Leader: Alf Tore Hommedal

1.30-.2.30 Lunch

2.30-3.30 Visit to the Norman Chapel, University College

3.45-5.00 Session 3
            Coin and Salvation in a Spiritual Economy
            Session Leader: Giles Gasper

5.00-5.30 Conclusions and Observations
Research Workshop organised by the Department of History, Durham University and the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, under the aegis of the Norwegian Research Council
To book a place please contact Jonathan Turnock
For more information please contact Dr Giles Gasper

Publisert 11. nov. 2014 10:20 - Sist endret 11. nov. 2014 10:28