Margrethe Havgar

Doctoral Research Fellow - TexRec - Department of Archaeology
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Visiting address St. Olavs gate 29 0166 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 6762 St. Olavs plass 0130 Oslo

Academic interests

Mentality in Iron Age Scandinavia and archaeological dissemination are my main interests. Thus far, my academic experience has been primarily been towards exploring mentality in Late Iron Age Scandinavia, specifically through an in-depth analysis of the animal art carvings of the Oseberg ship.

As of June 1st 2022 I am a doctoral research fellow for the research project TexRec at the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, funded by the Norwegian Research Council.


My interest in archaeological dissemination has been practically focused, through my experience as a guide and disseminator at The Viking Ship Museum (2015-2020) and The Museum of Cultural History (2017-2020).

Since completing my master's degree I have worked as the dissemination coordinator for the Gjellestad Ship Project (July 2020 - February 2022), and research and outreach coordinator for the Heritage Experience Initiative (January 2021 - May 2022).


2019 Master in Archaeology. The University in Oslo. Gripping Creatures on a Sailing Wind Horse.

Tags: Archaeology, Archaeological dissemination, Dissemination, Viking Age, Iron Age, Heritage


  • Havgar, Margrethe Kirby Hopstock (2020). Sessrúmnir and Sailing Wind Horses - The ship as a concept in pre-Christian Norse mentality. Viking. ISSN 0332-608X. 83(1), p. 85–95. doi: 10.5617/viking.8252. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Havgar, Margrethe Kirby Hopstock (2021). Historiske kilder og kildebruk. [Internet]. Norsk digital læringsarena.
  • Rødsrud, Christian Løchsen; Havgar, Margrethe Kirby Hopstock & Klevan, Ole Andreas Laache (2020). Alltid viking. [Internet].

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