Norwegian version of this page

Textual Traditions and Communities in Early Modern Europe

The interdisciplinary research group brings together a number of scholars working on early modern literature, broadly defined as the centuries between 1300 and 1700. 

Old manuscript with calligraphy and drawings.
Petrarch's Il Canzoniere, with an image of Petrarch and Petrarch's muse, Laura, beside a laurel tree, framed with a three-sided border made up of foliate scrolls and gold balls. Illustration: British Library

About the group

The group is committed to exploring a variety of texts and literary genres in a pan-European perspective, with a focus on their production, transmission and reception.

It will consider factors such as their relationship with classical and vernacular antecedents, as well as the manner in which they circulated and were interpreted in diverse cultural environments and communities of readers and writers through time.

The research group constitutes a framework for different scholarly collaborations and activities, such as reading groups in order to discuss texts or present work in progress, guest lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences.

The main aim of the group is to create a fertile ground for successful international research projects and innovative ideas.



This group is a cooperation between scholars at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas and the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages

The group also cooperates with The Norwegian Renaissance Society

Tags: Renaissance studies, Early modern literature, Renaissance humanism, Classical reception, Textual analysis, European intellectual history, Cultural history
Published Feb. 12, 2018 12:59 PM - Last modified Apr. 16, 2020 6:36 PM