Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Time for a debate!

So I am posting this blog entry in the hope it will not only be a brilliant topic of discussion but also that Christina and I might be able to prove Morten wrong!

How Important is the role of that "authorial intention" plays (if any) when analysing ancient texts?

This debate derives rom a theory developed and discussed by Elizabeth Clark in chapter 8 of History, Theory, Text: Historians and the Linguistic Turn (p162ff).  This is a great booster topic for us third cycles and super great for the 4th cyclers who have just spent 2 weeks studying this!

Get debating!!!

Monday, 17 September 2012

Welcome to our world, fourth cycle of RRE!

This month, 22 new students joined RRE, in six different universities of the Nordic Countries. There are 1 in Bergen, 1 in Oslo, 7 in Lund, 5 in Helsinki, 3 in Copenhagen and 5 in Ã…rhus.
Right now those lucky people are in Rome, studying hard in the lovely early autumn, eating ice creams and trying to understand theories about map and territory, and taking a lot of pictures.

The rest of us have to stay in the cold Nordic countries, write assignments and chapters on our thesis, doing languages and dreaming ourselves back to Rome.

Last week Christina, Morten and I went to an evaluation/workshop of the Nordic master programs, Ill write a post about it soon, I promise :) Right now I need to escape from the computer screen, spent way to many hours in front of it.

Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Open lectures in the beautiful city of Lund

Every month there is an open lecture in Lund, at CTR, which is the department for teology and religion at the university of Lund. If you study in Copenhagen or Lund, or happen to be dropping by this part of Scandinavia, have a look at what they offer for the autumn:

Professor Stephan Borgehammar
(Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University)
Jerusalem Pilgrims and the Holy Cross in the Fourth Century
Tuesday 11 September at 18.15, Room 118, CTR

Professor Leif Stenberg
(Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University)
Mosques, Shrines and Holy Places - discussing the
creation of sacred environments in Damascus, Syria
Tuesday 23 October at 18.15, Room 118, CTR

Docent Svante Lundgren
(Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund
The Future of Zionism
Tuesday 4 December at 18.15, Room 118, CTR

Have a nice week!