Margrethe Havgar

Research and Outreach Coordinator: HEI - Archaeology
Dissemination Coordinator: The Gjellestad Ship Project - Department of Archaeology
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Phone 22841920
Mobile phone +47 94109987
Room 110
Available hours Home office; can be reached by phone or email
Visiting address Blindernveien 11 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1008 Blindern 0316 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.


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). In addition to my position as HEI's research and outreach coordinator (beginning in January 2021), I am also the dissemination coordinator for The Gjellestad Ship Excavation in Halden, Norway (beginning in July 2020).


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

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


  • 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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Published Jan. 26, 2021 12:31 PM - Last modified Feb. 25, 2022 11:19 AM