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Name: Elisabeth Maria Magin

PhD: Runology

Thesis Title: Runes, runic writing and runic inscriptions as primary sources for town development in medieval Bergen, Norway

Thesis Description:

The aim of my thesis is to identify how, in which contexts and for which purposes runes were used in the medieval trading centre of Bergen, Norway by using modern EDP equipment. Much of my work is based on an archaeological database compiling the information that was uncovered in the so-called Bryggen excavations between 1955 and 1979 after a fire destroyed four house rows of the old merchant quarter of the city. Adding a runological database to the already existing archaeological database, and adding information from other excavation within the city centre as well, I will endeavour to identify certain areas of activity in the medieval town of Bergen with the aim of gaining more information on everyday life in Bergen.

Much of the work in my thesis is based on my dissertation which explored the possibilities of computerised data processing in runology. The corpus consisted of 100 of the 700 Bergen inscriptions. Some of the results were presented at Nottingham Rune Rede in March 2015.

 

Supervisors and Institution(s):

Judith Jesch, Professor of Viking Studies, Faculty of Arts, School of English, University of Nottingham

Christopher King, Assistant Professor (Archaeology), Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham

Gitte Hansen, Professor, The Cultural History Collections, University Museum of Bergen

 

Publications (please include full details with page nos. or web links):

 

Scholarly / Public Engagement Activities:

year: 2019

year: 2018

year: 2017

year: 2016

  • “A name, what’s in a name?”, The 10th Bergen-UK Old Norse Postgraduate Symposium, Bergen, April
  • “Databases in the Middle Ages? How?”, M3C Research Festival, Nottingham, May
  • “Gyda wants you to go home—Text messaging in the Middle Ages”, LINK 16, Nottingham, June
  • “Long-distance cultural contacts and names—onomastic studies in Bergen, Norway”, The Viking World - Diversity and Change, Nottingham, June/July
  • “Ingibjorg loved me when I was in Stavanger”, The School of English Research Relay, Nottingham, October
  • “Gyða tells you to go home”—Test messaging and archaeology, The 2016 SMA Student Colloquium, Brussels, November; paper awarded with 3rd prize for “Best paper given”
  • Volunteer for Vikings for Schools, a workshop series introducting different aspects of the Viking Age to schoolchildren; changed role to Student Coordinator in September

year: 2015

  • Lecturer at the Language Centre of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Norwegian A1-B1 (since 2012)
  • Research assistant in the interdisciplinary project Runische Schriftlichkeit in den germanischen Sprachen
    (since 2014)
  • "Archaeological Databases in Runology", Nottingham Rune Rede - Eigth Full-Day Runic Colloquium, Nottingham, March
  • "Where you from? Runic name tags", Bergen in the Middle Ages, Bergen, November

year: 2014

  • Lecture series (with Hermann Engster and Klaus Düwel) about the Viking Age in Scandinavia, concluded by a trip to the Viking Exhibition in Berlin
  • Assistant teacher (German as a Second Language) at Heinrich Heine Secondary School Göttingen
  • Research assistant in the interdisciplinary project Runische Schriftlichkeit in den germanischen Sprachen

year: 2010-2014

  • Master’s degree in Scandinavian Studies and Pro- and Protohistoric Archaeology at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany; finished with distinction
  • from 2011: Student research assistant in the interdisciplinary project Runische Schriftlichkeit in den germanischen Sprachen
  • 2012: Lecture series (together with Klaus Düwel, Sigmund Oehrl et al.) about the Swedish island of Gotland, concluded by a field trip in May 2013

year: 2006-2010

  • Bachelor’s degree in Scandinavian Studies and Pro- and Protohistoric Archaeology at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
  • 2009-2010: ERASMUS-funded stay at Universitetet i Bergen, Norway


Research Interests:

  • Modern transformation of Old Norse Mythology (computer games, television, books)
  • Use and implementation of modern EDP equipment in Humanities
  • Processes of Second Language Learning
  • The development of crime novels from Conan Doyle to Stieg Larsson
  • Childrens’ literature in Scandinavia

 

 

University email address:

aexemm@nottingham.ac.uk

Room C27 Trent
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
UK

 

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