Unn Falkeid

Professor - History of Ideas
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Phone +47 22856056
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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 Georg Morgenstiernes hus 0313 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1020 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Late medieval and early modern intellectual history (1300–1700) 
  • The nexus between politics, aesthetics, and theology in medieval and early modern Europe
  • Late medieval political thought (Dante Alighieri, Marsilius of Padua, William of Ockham, Francis Petrarch, Birgitta of Sweden, Catherine of Siena)
  • Religious reform movements
  • Apocalyptic and utopian visions in late medieval and early modern Europe
  • Women's contribution to early modern history of knowledge
  • Renaissance women writers and philosophers
  • Renaissance humanism and book history
  • Respublica literaria (salons, academies, and virtual communities in the Italian Renaissance)

Education

  • 2006: Ph.D. (Dr. art.) in Italian Literature, University of Oslo 
  • 1994: MA (Cand. philol.) in Italian Studies, University of Oslo
  • 1992: BA (Cand. mag.) in History of Ideas, Latin, and Italian Studies, University of Oslo.

Background

  • From 2017: Professor, History of Ideas, University of Oslo
  • 2016–2017: Associate Professor, History of Ideas, University of Oslo
  • 2014–2016: Academy Research Fellow, The Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, Stockholm
  • 2008–2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Italian Literature, University of Oslo 
  • 2005–2008: Lecturer, Italian and comparative literature, University of Oslo
  • 1998–2004: Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Oslo (on leave 2001–2002) 
  • 2001–2002: Chief Editor of modern fictional literature, Gyldendal Norsk Forlag
  • 1995–1998: Editor of general non-fictional literature, Gyldendal Norsk Forlag

Prizes, grants and fellowships

  • Fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (from 2020)
  • The Alberigo Senior Award 2019 (European Academy of Religion) for my book The The Avignon Papacy Contested. An Intellectual History from Dante to Catherine of Siena (Harvard University Press, 2017)
  • The Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize in Italian History 2018 (Society for Italian Historical Studies/American Historical Association) for The Avignon Papacy Contested. An Intellectual History from Dante to Catherine of Siena (Harvard University Press, 2017)
  • Principal investigator and project manager for the interdisciplinary research project The Legacy of Birgitta of Sweden. Women, Politics and Reform in Renaissance Italy. The Research Council of Norway (2018-2021)
  • Academy research scholarship from the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (2014-2020)
  • Premio "Il lauro dantesco", Centro Relazioni Culturali, Comune di Ravenna (2011)
  • Fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University (2010-2012)
  • Fulbright visiting scholarship, Yale University (2010-2011)
  • Leiv Eriksson mobility programme grant. The Research Council of Norway (2010-2011)
  • Postdoctoral research scholarship from Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo (2008-2013)
  • Doctoral research scholarship from Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo (1998--2004)

Appointments

Curriculum vitae

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Tags: History of Ideas, Intellectual history, Renaissance studies, Humanism, Early Modern Women, Book History, Gender Studies
Published July 5, 2016 10:29 AM - Last modified June 17, 2021 3:44 PM