The Centre for Ibsen Studies engages in multidisciplinary research on the nineteenth-century Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen; research areas include textual studies, performance studies, reception studies, and theatre history. The Centre is globally oriented and a leader in digital humanities research.
The Centre for Ibsen Studies provides a stimulating, multidisciplinary research environment, with a number of ongoing international research projects. We explore Ibsen's texts from a variety of theoretical approaches, as well Ibsen's life and the global reception, adaptation and performance of his works. Among our research projects are Ibsen in Translation, Data-Mining the Digital Bookshelf and IbsenStage.
Documentation and information
Documentation and dissemination of information are key aspects of the Ibsen Centre’s mission. The librarian at the Centre maintains the online Ibsen Bibliography, and curates the world's most complete collection of books and articles relating to Ibsen Studies. Although this is not a lending library, visitors may access this material on the premises, including Ibsen’s works in the original and in translation.
The Centre offers a two-year Master’s programme in Ibsen Studies, as well as a number of courses at Bachelor’s level. Students are given a unique opportunity to develop competencies in humanities research, critical thinking, and scholarly writing in a multicultural environment. The Centre attracts a highly diverse group of students from around the globe, and with widely different academic and professional backgrounds.
All courses are taught in English, but students may submit their written work, including qualifying papers, examinations and Master’s theses, in Norwegian.
The Ibsen Centre has a large collection of books by and about Henrik Ibsen. The collection includes Ibsen’s works in the original and in translation. In addition, the collection contains literature about his life and work.