Greta Karoline Heien

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Room 411
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

Doctoral Research Fellow in the REA:Life consortium: Rediscovery of medicinal plant usage in the “Age of Exploration”: From cultural historical heritage to innovative pharmaceuticals.

Academic interests

  • Folklore and folk medicine
  • Concepts of disease
  • Epidemics
  • History of medicine
  • History of knowledge
  • Disaster narratives

Courses taught

Fall 2016 ENG1506: Introduction to American Civilization (Seminar teacher)


2015-2017 MA in American Studies, UiO

2013-2015 BA in American Studies, UiO

2007-2010 BA in Film Studies, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences


Tags: Cultural history, History of knowledge, Folk medicine, Concepts of disease, Norwegian Folklore Archives (NFS)


  • Blakeney, Rebecca Angelica; Rydmark, Marcella Christine Orwick; Ulriksen, Emilie Steinbakk; Heien, Greta Karoline; Butt, Hussain Shakeel & Kool, Anneleen [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2021). Exhibition: Pharmaceutical Time Travels: From Ancient Plant Remedies to Modern Medicines / Utstilling: Farmasøytisk tidsreise: Fra historiske planteremedier til moderne medisiner.
  • Trangerud, Hanne Amanda & Heien, Greta Karoline (2020). De kristne som har Gud og Trump på sin side. Stavanger Aftenblad. ISSN 0804-8991.

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