Karoline Kjesrud

Associate Professor - Department of Archaeology
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Visiting address St. Olavs gate 29 0166 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 6762 St. Olavs plass 0130 Oslo

Research interests

Karoline Kjesrud is a researcher in the fields of philology and art history, with a background in interdisciplinary medieval studies. She is particularly concerned about understanding how human mind and practice constantly evolves around fundamental aspects, such as nature, religion and knowledge. In her studies Kjesrud investigates texts, images and material culture as expressions of values, interests and levels of knowledge with the aim of identifying long lasting and wide spread cultural phenomena. Kjesrud is also interested in comparing historical and contemporary practices in art, craftsmanship, farmlife, human-animal relations and plant knowledge.
 
In the ongoing research project Nordic People and Plants. Rediscovering and Safeguarding Nordic Botanical Heritage Kjesrud investigates Viking and medieval people’s relation to, and knowledge about plants, available in iconography, medieval written sources, and archaeobotany. She organizes a systematizing of all archaeobotanical data at KHM into a database. Through the wide scope of sources Kjesrud identifies old customs of using plants as fodder and medicine, as well as the range of ideas and symbolism associated with plants.
 
Kjesrud is participating in the interdisciplinary project REA:Life in which the aim is to rediscover cultural historical heritage to innovative pharmaceuticals.

Exhibition projects

  • Arv - new permanent exhibition in Historical Museum
  • Wake for Fehn - programme for the finissage of Sverre Fehn's Medieval exhibition 

Member of

Completed Projects 

  • Marian Words & Marian Images. Motifs of Intellectual and Spiritual Mediation. (Postdoc project, RCN)
  • The Power of Motifs
  • AglaHagla (collaboration with Artist Petrine Vinje, Arts Council Norway)
Tags: Medieval Studies, medieval art, medieval literature, old norse philology, cultural history, plants, botany, farmlife, horses, human-animal

Publications

  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2021). Høyreekstrem bruk av historiske symboler: Runer i propaganda fra 1930 til i dag. In Ostad, Johanne & Kleivane, Elise (Ed.), Språk i arkivet. Historier om hvordan språk reflekterer samfunnet. Nasjonalbiblioteket. ISSN 978-82-7965-465-0. p. 151–172.
  • Simonsen, Margrete Figenschou & Kjesrud, Karoline (2021). Pilegrimsspor fra Tynset: En detektorfunnet blymedaljong med kristne motiver. Viking. ISSN 0332-608X. doi: 10.5617/viking.9091. Full text in Research Archive
  • Teixidor Toneu, Irene; Kool, Anneleen; Greenhill, Simon J.; Kjesrud, Karoline; Sandstedt, Jade & Manzanilla, Vincent [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). Historical, archaeological and linguistic evidence test the phylogenetic inference of Viking-Age plant use. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. ISSN 0962-8436. 376(1828). doi: 10.1098/rstb.2020.0086. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2020). The Meaning of Ale: Understanding Political Conflicts in the North in Light of Cultural Practice. In Figenschow, Stefan; Holt, Richard & Tveit, Miriam Jensen (Ed.), Myths and Magic in the Medieval Far North. Realities and Representations of a Region on the Edge of Europe. Brepols. ISSN 9782503588230. p. 157–180.
  • Teixidor Toneu, Irene; Kjesrud, Karoline; Bjerke, Ernst; Parekh, Krupali Ashok & Kool, Anneleen (2020). From the “Norwegian Flora” (Eighteenth Century) to “Plants and Tradition” (Twentieth Century): 200 Years of Norwegian Knowledge about Wild Plants. Economic Botany. ISSN 0013-0001. doi: 10.1007/s12231-020-09507-y.
  • Teixidor Toneu, Irene; Kjesrud, Karoline & Kool, Anneleen (2020). Sweetness Beyond Desserts: The Cultural, Symbolic, and Botanical History of Angelica (Angelica archangelica) in the Nordic Region. Journal of Ethnobiology. ISSN 0278-0771. 40(3), p. 289–304. doi: 10.2993/0278-0771-40.3.289.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2020). The Distribution of Authority as Reflected in Literary Transmission . In Kjesrud, Karoline & Males, Mikael (Ed.), Faith & Knowledge in Late Medieval & Early Modern Scandinavia . Brepols. ISSN 9782503579009.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline & Males, Mikael (2020). Learning the Truth. In Kjesrud, Karoline & Males, Mikael (Ed.), Faith & Knowledge in Late Medieval & Early Modern Scandinavia . Brepols. ISSN 9782503579009. p. 9–25. doi: 10.1484/M.KSS-EB.5.117739.
  • Iversen, Frode; Kjesrud, Karoline; Bjorvand, Harald; Kimball, Justin & Gundersen, Sigrid M. (2019). Irilen på Øverby i Vingulmark. Viking. ISSN 0332-608X. LXXXXII, p. 63–98. doi: 10.5617/viking.7116. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2018). Marian Representations. In Glauser, Jürg; Hermann, Pernille & Mitchell, Stephen A. (Ed.), Handbook of Pre-Modern Nordic Memory Studies. Interdisciplinary Approaches. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISSN 978-3-11-044020-1. p. 477–486. doi: 10.1515/9783110431360-049.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2018). Marian devotion in 14th century Norway. In Bauer, Alessia & Pesch, Alexandra (Ed.), Hvanndalir - Beiträge zur Europäischen Altertumskunde und Mediävistischen Literaturwissenschaft. Walter de Gruyter (De Gruyter). ISSN 978-3-11-056284-2. p. 177–190. doi: 10.1515/9783110569483-012.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2017). Runer som identitære symboler og fagmiljøenes ansvar. Norsklæreren. ISSN 0332-7264. p. 42–52. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kjesrud, Karoline & Vinje, Petrine (2017). A Constant Flow of Meaning. In Kjesrud, Karoline & Vinje, Petrine (Ed.), The Power of Motifs / MMMMM ... Alone (of all her sex). KORO Kunst i offentlig rom / Public Art Norway. ISSN 978-82-93033-14-1. p. 4–9.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2017). Himmeldronningen. In Kjesrud, Karoline & Løkka, Nanna (Ed.), Dronningen i vikingtid og middelalder. Scandinavian Academic Press. ISSN 9788230401828. p. 43–65.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline & Løkka, Nanna (2017). Dronningens historie. In Kjesrud, Karoline & Løkka, Nanna (Ed.), Dronningen i vikingtid og middelalder. Scandinavian Academic Press. ISSN 9788230401828. p. 9–41.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2015). Conceptions of the Virgin Mary in Medieval Western Scandinavia. In Carlquist, Jonas & Langum, Virginia (Ed.), Words and Matter. The Virgin Mary in Late Medieval and Early Modern Parish Life.. Sällskapet Runica et Mediævalia . ISSN 978-91-88568-64-9. p. 87–103.

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  • Kjesrud, Karoline & Males, Mikael (2020). Faith & Knowledge in Late Medieval & Early Modern Scandinavia . Brepols. ISBN 9782503579009. 306 p.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline & Løkka, Nanna (2017). Dronningen i vikingtid og middelalder. Scandinavian Academic Press. ISBN 9788230401828. 425 p.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline & Vinje, Petrine (2017). The Power of Motifs / MMMMM ... Alone (of all her sex). KORO Kunst i offentlig rom / Public Art Norway. ISBN 978-82-93033-14-1. 92 p.

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  • Kool, Anneleen & Kjesrud, Karoline (2021). Ekko: Kreative munker.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline & Iversen, Frode (2021). Introduction: Viking Wars . Viking. ISSN 0332-608X. p. 9–12. doi: 10.5617/viking.9159.
  • Kool, Anneleen; Vedeler, Marianne & Kjesrud, Karoline (2021). Webinar Medieval Food Plants.
  • Kool, Anneleen; Kjesrud, Karoline; Teixidor-Toneu, Irene & Sandstedt, Jade Jørgen (2021). Mennesker og planter i fortid og fremtid. In Høeg, Ove Arbo (Eds.), Planter og tradisjon. Kolofon Forlag AS. ISSN 9788230021743. p. B-1–B-4.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2020). Plant knowledge from the past for the future. .
  • Kjesrud, Karoline & Foldvik, Therese (2020). Planter fra fortid til fremtid.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline; Foldvik, Therese; Dahl, June & Olsen, Luka Natassja (2020). Planter til mat og medisin i middelalderen.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline; Kool, Anneleen; Foldvik, Therese; Olsen, Luka Natassja & Dahl, June (2020). Medisinplanter i middelalderbyen Oslo.
  • Kool, Anneleen; Teixidor Toneu, Irene & Kjesrud, Karoline (2020). Jumping the fence - Collaboration across disciplines and museum sections to study human-plant interactions .
  • Parekh, Krupali; Carlsen, Eira; Kool, Anneleen; Teixidor Toneu, Irene; Kjesrud, Karoline & Grønbech, Marit Elisabeth [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2020). Humle gjennom tidene.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2019). Mellom kull og stolpehull: Korn, mat- og nyttevekster fra Dilling.
  • Iversen, Frode; Kjesrud, Karoline; Bjorvand, Harald; Kimball, Justin J. L. & Gundersen, Sigrid M. (2019). Nytt runefunn fra 400-tallet gir ny kunnskap om de første jarlene i Skandinavia. Forskning.no. ISSN 1891-635X.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline; Kool, Anneleen & Schjølberg, Ulla Gjeset (2019). Rasende vikingkrigere kan ha vært i urte-rus. [Internet]. www.forskning.no.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2019). Gudsmoderen Maria og kongsdatteren Astrid.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2019). Herskerinne eller kvinne? Middelalderens forvaltning av kvinneidealer.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2019). Vikingtidssymbolikk som virkemidler for identitet og ideologi.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2019). Ridekunst i middelalderen.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2019). Marian Sculptures as Reflections of Mentality.
  • Bleken, Halfdan; Kjesrud, Karoline & Borgen, Linn Willetts (2019). Fra stavkirke til Lambda: norske signalbygg gjennom 1000 år. [Radio]. NRK P2.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2019). Øl, lin og løk og magiske ritualer.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2019). Nordic People and Plants: early stages.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline; Kool, Anneleen & Teixidor Toneu, Irene (2019). Nordic People and Plants. Rediscovering and Safeguarding Nordic Ethnobotanical Heritage.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2019). Plant Medicine in Medieval Scandinavia.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2019). Kvinnelige helgener og kristningen av Norge.
  • Kool, Anneleen; Kjesrud, Karoline; Teixidor Toneu, Irene; Vindegg, Gaute & Danielsen, Dag Inge (2019). Nå kan DU delta i forskningen. [Business/trade/industry journal]. Palmebladet.
  • Kool, Anneleen; Kjesrud, Karoline; Teixidor Toneu, Irene & Danielsen, Dag Inge (2019). Forskere tror vikingene spiste mer planter enn kjøtt og fisk. [Newspaper]. Aftenposten.
  • Kool, Anneleen; Kjesrud, Karoline; Teixidor Toneu, Irene; Vindegg, Gaute & Danielsen, Dag Inge (2019). Kartlegger bruk av planter fra vikingtiden. [Newspaper]. Forskning.no.
  • Kool, Anneleen; Kjesrud, Karoline; Teixidor Toneu, Irene & Danielsen, Dag Inge (2019). Kartlegger bruk av planter fra vikingetiden til i dag. [Internet]. Forskningsdagene website.
  • Kool, Anneleen; Kjesrud, Karoline; Teixidor Toneu, Irene & Danielsen, Dag Inge (2019). Vikingenes urtehager blir gjenåpnet av forskere. [Newspaper]. Forskning.no.
  • Kool, Anneleen; Teixidor Toneu, Irene; Kjesrud, Karoline & Danielsen, Dag Inge (2019). Pesthåndbøker og magiske oppskrifter åpner porten til vikingenes urtehager. [Newspaper]. Titan.
  • Kool, Anneleen; Kjesrud, Karoline & Vindegg, Gaute (2019). Fra vikingkost til Michelin-stjerner - reprise.
  • Kool, Anneleen; Kjesrud, Karoline & Vindegg, Gaute (2019). Fra vikingkost til Michelin-stjerner.
  • Bjørke, Christian Nicolai; Kjesrud, Karoline & Iversen, Frode (2018). Kaffe-steinen til Randi (78) forbløffer forskerne: – Får frysninger på ryggen. [Internet]. NRK.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2018). The Beautification of Viking Symbolism in Political Identity.
  • Kool, Anneleen; Teixidor-Toneu, Irene; Kjesrud, Karoline & Danielsen, Dag Inge (2018). Stort tverrfaglig prosjekt skal lære oss om vikingenes plantebruk. [Business/trade/industry journal]. Palmebladet.
  • Kool, Anneleen; Kjesrud, Karoline; Teixidor Toneu, Irene & Toft, Martin (2018). Skal sjå på samlivet mellom menneske og plantar sidan vikingtida. [Newspaper]. Uniforum.
  • Kool, Anneleen; Kjesrud, Karoline; Teixidor Toneu, Irene & Bilit Hagen, Lars (2018). Gammel plantekunnskap kan bli en ny ressurs. [Newspaper]. Nationen.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline; Vinje, Petrine & Brendmo, Elanor Halvorsen (2017). Maria - dronning, mor og ikon. [Journal]. Tidsskriftet Fett.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline & Fonn, Maria Kjos (2017). Marias mange ansikter. [Newspaper]. Klassekampen.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline & Fillip-André, Baarøy (2017). Jomfru Maria fra sterk leder til sexobjekt. [Internet]. www.uio.no.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2017). Mariaskulpturer - refleksjoner av kirkens strategier gjennom århundrer.
  • Vinje, Petrine & Kjesrud, Karoline (2017). MMMMM ... Alone (of all her sex).
  • Vinje, Petrine & Kjesrud, Karoline (2017). MMMMM ... Alone (of all her sex).
  • Kjesrud, Karoline & Løkka, Nanna (2017). Gi oss hele historien! Klassekampen. ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2017). The Power of Motifs.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline & Reppen-Gjelseth, May (2017). Jomfru Maria gjennom historien. [Radio]. NRK P1, Mellom himmel og jord.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline & Bendiksen, Kristian (2017). Intervju i Studio 2: Jomfru Maria - fra leder til sexobjekt. [Radio]. NRK P2.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline & Vinje, Petrine (2017). Mariamotivets undervurderte kraft. subjekt.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2017). En problematisk anmeldelse. Klassekampen. ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2017). Maríu sagas funksjon(er).
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2017). Mary from European Sources to Indigenous Adaptations.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2017). From the Mother of God to the Mother of Mary.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2017). Maria i nord - fra livgivende kraft til omsorgsfull mor.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2017). The Power of Motifs: Introduction.
  • Vinje, Petrine & Kjesrud, Karoline (2017). The Power of Motifs.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline; Vinje, Petrine & Rønning, Guri (2017). Askim-søstre stiller ut. [Newspaper]. Smaalenene.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline; Lars O., Flydal & Vinje, Petrine (2017). Fra gudeføderske til folketradisjonsbærer. [Newspaper]. Vårt Land.
  • Lindekleiv, Heidi Marie & Kjesrud, Karoline (2016). Vår Frue fra Spydeberg. [Newspaper]. Vårt Land.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2016). Ølets kulturhistorie.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2016). The Use and Reuse of History and Symbols in Norwegian Landscape.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2016). Rituals of Ale in Texts and Images.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2016). Det magiske ølets formål og funksjon.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2016). Mariakult i Norge.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2016). Marian Wisdom and Spiritual Literature in Old Norse Culture.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2016). The Role of Female Saints in the Christianization of Norway.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2016). Dronningen og symbolene i Hyllingsritualet.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2016). Magisk øl.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2016). Magical Ale: Purpose and Function in Old Norse Runic Inscription and Literary Depictions .
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2015). Den norrøne Maria - et lys i mørke.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2015). Det magiske ølet.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2015). The Reception of Spiritual Narratives.
  • Kool, Anneleen; Boessenkool, Sanne; Bill, Jan; Kjesrud, Karoline; Helleve, Torstein & Gupta, Ram Eivind (2015). Vikingenes naturarv - kunnskapskafe med vikingforskere, vikingmat og vikingøl i baren.
  • Kool, Anneleen; Kjesrud, Karoline & Karlsen, Charlotte (2015). Museum serverer vikingøl.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2015). Ekstreme runer. Fædrelandsvennen. ISSN 0805-3790.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2015). Ølruner og Ølmagi. [Radio]. NRK P1, Søndagsåpent.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2015). Eldar Heide og Karen Bek-Pedersen (red.) 2014. New Focus on Retrospective Methods. Resuming methodological discussion. Case studies from Northern Europe. Academia Scientiarum Fennica, Helsinki. 230 s. Tidsskrift for kulturforskning. ISSN 1502-7473. p. 126–128.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2015). Spatial Symbolism in Texts and Images.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2015). Den guddommelige dronning: Mariakultens fremvekst i Norge 1000-1300.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2015). Reception of Supernatural Spaces: The use and reuse of history and symbols in Norwegian Landscape.
  • Kjesrud, Karoline (2015). Kunstner- og forskersamtale: Agla Hagla.

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