Ole-Albert Rønning

Doctoral Research Fellow - History
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Postal address Postboks 1008 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities


Bachelor's degree in philosophy,University of Oslo (2013)

Master's degree in history, University of Oslo (2015)

PhD project

My project deals with the relationship between private and public/individual and collective knowledge in Norway during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. By comparing different kinds of sources I want to answer the following questions: what knowledge is and can be private in a society in which almost everything is public? How does knowledge go from being private to being public? How can the collective get access to the individual's knowledge? I am especially interested in the social mechanisms that regulated the transfer of knowledge from the private to the public sphere, such as oaths, testimony and ordeals.

My work is part of the interdisciplinary project Systems of Knowledge in the Nordic Middle Ages (SKiN).

Tags: History, The Middle Ages, Medieval History, Medieval Studies, Cultural history, Political culture, Legal history, Scandinavia


  • Rønning, Ole-Albert; Sigh, Helle Møller & Vogt, Helle (2017). Introduction, In Ole-Albert Rønning; Helle Vogt & Helle Møller Sigh (ed.),  Donations, Inheritance and Propertyt in the Nordic and Western World from Late Antiquity until Today.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-138-19583-7.  Introduction.  s 1 - 8

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  • Rønning, Ole-Albert; Vogt, Helle & Sigh, Helle Møller (ed.) (2017). Donations, Inheritance and Propertyt in the Nordic and Western World from Late Antiquity until Today. Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-138-19583-7.  331 s.

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  • Rønning, Ole-Albert (2017). Bevis i middelalderens rettssystem . Norgeshistorie.no.
  • Rønning, Ole-Albert (2017). Middelalderen, populærkulturen og de store spørsmålene.
  • Rønning, Ole-Albert (2017). Pants on fire: sanctions and consequences of perjury in medieval Norwegian law.
  • Rønning, Ole-Albert (2017). Sættargjerden i Tønsberg . Norgeshistorie.no.
  • Rønning, Ole-Albert (2016). Exile: What can a fleeing Danish king tell us about medieval civil wars?.
  • Rønning, Ole-Albert (2016). Magnus Lagabøtes landslov . Norgeshistorie.no.
  • Rønning, Ole-Albert (2016). Oaths as ritual in medieval Norway.

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