Research news

Published Sep. 25, 2017 10:51 AM

Illicit trade in cultural artefacts destroys historical knowledge and finances terrorism. “Professionals have to say no to authenticating cultural artefacts of questionable or dubious ownership history,” says researcher Josephine Munch Rasmussen.

Published Dec. 1, 2015 1:10 PM

Would you wish to see more than the remaining ruins of Oslo’s medieval city? Students at the Faculty of Humanities have now reconstructed the city in Minecraft.

Published May 29, 2015 1:29 PM

In the southern part of Zimbabwe lie the ruins of an urban community that probably existed for more than eight hundred years. This forgotten site may provide us with new knowledge about adaption to climate change and settlement in a marginal area.

Published Apr. 7, 2015 2:57 PM

History professor Robert Marc Friedman is creating theatre from scholarship in a new stage play entitled “Transcendence”, which shows new sides of Einstein’s theory of relativity.

Published Dec. 5, 2013 12:40 PM

In the Viking era, a number of slaves were beheaded and then buried together with their masters. New methods of skeleton analysis reveal more about the life of the poor more than a thousand years ago.

Published Jan. 24, 2013 10:22 AM

In East Norwegian graves dating from the Roman period complete sets of tableware, both goblets and earthenware vessels for food, have been found. It demonstrates a new view of death, where the ritualised feasting culture of the elite is brought into the hereafter.