Nicolai Egjar Engesland

Postdoctoral Fellow - Medieval Studies
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Phone +47 22854149
Mobile phone 94 81 15 32
Room HW 319
Visiting address Henrik WergelandHenrik Wergelands hus Niels Henrik Abels vei 36
Postal address Postboks 1102 Blindern 0317 Oslo


This autumn term (2021), I teach the following courses:

IRSK2300 - Irske middelaldertekster

NFI4120 - Old Norse - language and texts


This spring term (2021) I teach the following courses:

- IRSK 1200 - Introduction to Old Irish language and literature (

- IRSK 2400/4400 - Special topic in Celtic Studies (

Doctoral research project

A study of the medieval Irish grammatical treatise Auraicept na nÉces and its place in the history of linguistics, as part of the project Myth about Language in the Middle Ages (vide supra) with project leader Mikael Males.


Auraicept na nÉces: A Diachronic Approach. With an Edition from the Book of Uí Mhaine (2020). Defended on the 4th of June 2021.


2014: BA Old Norse and Celtic Studies, University of Oslo

2015: Erasmus semester, Háskóli Íslands, Reykjavík

2016: MA Old Norse/Irish Philology, University of Oslo. Thesis: "Vernacular Alphabets in Auraicept na nÉces and The Third Grammatical Treatise".

2016-2017: Diplôme Européen d'Études Médiévales, FIDEM, Rome

2017-2021: Doctoral research fellow in Irish philology, University of Oslo

2021-2024: Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo and Classics Department, NUI Galway. Supported by the Research Council of Norway.


Tags: Old/Middle Irish, Old Norse Philology, Medieval Studies, History of Linguistics, Greek, Latin, Textual criticism, Palaeography, Historical linguistics, Icelandic, Scottish-Gaelic, Welsh


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  • Engesland, Nicolai Egjar (2022). The Tower of Babel and the Early Irish Grammarian: New Considerations from the Uí-Mhaine copy of Auraicept na nÉces.
  • Engesland, Nicolai Egjar (2022). The Prolegomena to The Scholars' Primer.
  • Engesland, Nicolai Egjar (2020). The Four Sacred Alphabets and the Transmission of the Auraicept na nÉces.
  • Engesland, Nicolai Egjar (2019). The Mytho-Grammatical Profile of the Auraicept na nÉces.
  • Engesland, Nicolai Egjar (2018). Re-contextualizing the Auraicept na nÉces.
  • Engesland, Nicolai Egjar (2018). The Dates of the Auraicept na nÉces.
  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka & Engesland, Nicolai Egjar (2018). I døde språks selskap: Gammelirsk.
  • Engesland, Nicolai Egjar (2017). Irish Glosses and Linguistic Mythography.

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Published Aug. 31, 2017 12:25 PM - Last modified Dec. 28, 2021 11:23 PM