The Green Line of the Jerusalem Code: Nineteenth Century Scandinavians in the "Holy Land"

A seminar with Associate Professor Ragnhild Johnsrud Zorgati, University of Oslo.

Free admission and open to all.

Credits: Flowers of the Holy Land, c. 1890s. Pressed flower album olivewood cover titled: "Jerusalem." Issued by Ferdinand Ludwig Vester, printed by Joseph Schor, Jerusalem Ami Zehavi Collection of The Holy-Land Pressed Flowers Albums Permanent Loan, American Colony Archive Collections, Jerusalem

My lecture explores the increased scientific and political interest that Europeans took in Jerusalem and Palestine in the nineteenth century. I delve into this issue through analyzing the significance of flowers and plants in Scandinavian travelogues and scientific works from the period.


Ragnhild Johnsrud Zorgati is Associate Professor in the Study of Religion at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo.










If you have any questions concerning the seminar, please contact our CIMS coordinator, Alexandra H. Koritzinsky, either by email:, or at: (+47) 957 21 103.

Published Apr. 12, 2018 2:40 PM - Last modified Apr. 12, 2018 2:40 PM