Line Cecilie Engh

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Fields of interest

Intellectual history and textual cultures in the Latin middle ages; gender, intertextuality, performativity; liturgy and identity formation; Bernard of Clairvaux and Cistercian writing; late ancient and medieval Rome; medieval theories of marriage and celibacy; political theology and papal writing; hermeneutics, rhetoric, metaphor, and figurative language; cognitive science.

Teaching (select)

BA level or equivalent

  • EXFAC03-HUM: Examen facultatum - Humanistiske grunnlagsproblemer

  • IDE1104: Vestens ideer fra antikken til 1600
  • IDE2023: Fordypning i middelalderen 
  • IDE2041/4040: Vestens kristne mystikk fra Augustin til våre dager 
  • IDE2100/4100: Kjønnskategorienens idehistorie 
  • KUN2016/4016: Tid og visualitet i den tidligmoderne periode
  • EVU: Retorikk – i historisk, didaktisk og etisk perspektiv (Det norske institutt i Roma)
  • ROMA2020: Roma – Sted og Symbol

MA level

  • EKUL4000: Europa som historisk kunnskapsfellesskap
  • EKUL4001: Teorier om tekst og kontekst for MA-programmet i europeisk kultur
  • EKUL4003: Feltarbeid for masterprogrammet i europeisk kultur
  • IDE4023: Nærlesning -- Middelalderen


  • PhD from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo, 2011 (Performing the Bride: Gender and Self-Representation in Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermones super cantica canticorum).
  • Cand. Philol. degree from the University of Oslo, 2006 (subjects History of Ideas, Latin, History, Sociology, and Criminology).
  • Diplôme Européen d’Études Médiévales, 2001-02, issued by Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'Études Mediévales (FIDEM).

Visiting scholarships and grants

  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University (2016)
  • Visiting Scholar, Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, University of Toronto (2015)
  • Personal postdoctoral fellowship grant (FRIHUM), Research Council of Norway (2013-2016)

Select invited lectures

  • The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (Det norske vitenskapsakademi) / MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion, and Society. Mat mellom det sakrale og det profane. Oslo November 2019.

  • Keynote lecture, ATTR research school. Authoritative Texts and Their Reception: Rhetorical Practices and Analysis. The Norwegian Institute at Athens. Athens (Greece) March 2019.

  • Keynote lecture, ATTR research school. Authoritative Texts and Their Reception: Cognitive perspectives. NTNU. Trondheim (Norway) October 2018.

  • Circolo Medievistico Romano. Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom. March 2018.
  • Keynote lecture, Winter Symposium: Nordic Summer University: Feminist Philosophy: Rethinking Public Space. March 2018.
  • Case Western Reserve University. Colloquium, Department of Cognitive Science, Cleveland February 2016.
  • Mese della cultura internazionale, Unione Internazionale degli Istituti di Archeologia, Storia e Storia dell’Arte in Roma / The Norwegian Institute in Rome / Commune di Roma, Rome June 2015.
  • UC Berkeley. The Minerva conference on Neuroesthetics: Seeing / Knowing: Vision, knowledge, cognition, and aesthetics, Berkeley September 2014.
  • Det Norske Studentersamfund. Akademisk Vorspiel, Oslo September 2013.
  • Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (co-organized by Internationale Gesellschaft für Theologische Mediävistik). Sacramentum magnum. The sacrament of marriage in the Middle Ages, Prague June 2012.
  • University of Aarhus. Nuptial imagery and the erotic. From Bernard to Bataille, Aarhus March 2012.

Work in progress

  • The Pope’s Bride. Monograph project.
  • “Tools for Transformation,” International multidisciplinary network on cognitive science, multimodal communication and cultural transformation.
  • Standardization in the Middle Ages. Research project. 

Information in italian.

Interessi professionali

Storia delle idee nel medioevo, Roma antica e medievale, il papato e teorie papali, ermeneutica, misticismo, retorica, liturgia, studi di genere, studi cognitivi.


Line Cecilie Engh svolge attività di docente all' Università di Oslo, all’Istituto di filosofia, storia dellle idee, storia dell’arte e lingue classiche (IFIKK) e all'Istituto di Norvegia in Roma.


Line Engh ha ottenuto il dottorato di ricerca dal Università di Oslo nel 2011. Ha il Diplôme Européen d’Éstudes Médiévales sullo studio dei manoscritti (2001-2002). Era borsista/docente presso l'Istituto di Norvegia in Roma da 2008 a 2017.

Tags: Intellectual History, Medieval Studies
Published Sep. 21, 2011 2:16 PM - Last modified Feb. 20, 2021 3:01 PM