Dagfinn Skre

Professor - Avaldsnes
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Room 208
Visiting address St. Olavs gate 29
Other affiliations Department of Archaeology

Dagfinn Skre (Doctor Philosophiae, born 1954) is Professor of Iron and Viking Age Archaeology at the Museum of Cultural History.


Skre was until 2010 Professor in Historic Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, Conservation and history at the University of Oslo and has 25 years‘ experience in teaching and supervising Master and PhD students. 

Research interests

His areas of research span a wide array of themes in Early Medieval Archaeology, most significantly economy, urbanisation, Christianisation, early Church organisation, kingship, as well as social and political history. He has published around 40 papers in journals and around 50 chapters in books, and is a sought-after speaker in conferences and referee in PhD exams, articles and grant applications. The last five years he has presented 20 papers in conferences, most of them international. He has participated in numerous excavations and headed two significant research projects: The Kaupang Excavation Project (1998–2011) and the Avaldsnes Royal Manor project (2006–19).

In 2007–8 Skre attended The Educational Programme for Research Leaders, University of Oslo. He figures regular in media and in 2001 he received the Public Dissemination Award from the Faculty of Humanities.


Skre is a member of

  • The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters
  • The International Science Council of the Leiden Faculty of Archaeology
  • The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
  • The Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy for Swedish Folk Culture
  • The German Archaeological Institute
  • The Advisory Board, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Amsterdam
  • The Steering group of the project "Pre-Christian Cult Sites" the National Museum, Copenhagen
  • The Editorial Board of Acta Scandinavica, Brepols
  • ESF Pool of Reviewers
  • The Viking Congress Council
Tags: Archeology, Viking Age
Published Nov. 7, 2012 3:33 PM - Last modified Feb. 3, 2021 1:12 PM