International Conference

Welcome to our international conference - "Moster 1024: Crossroads of religion and law in the conversion of Norway"
University Aula in Bergen, 17th and 18th of April 2024!

We are happy to announce the conference Moster, 1024: Crossroads of religion and law in the conversion of Norway, which will take place at the University Aula in Bergen, 17th-18th of April 2024, followed by an excursion to Moster on the 19th of April. The conference will celebrate the 1000-year-jubilee of the first Christian Law of Norway and aims to present new trends in research relevant to conversion and Christian legislation in Norway and elsewhere.

The conference has an interdisciplinary approach and aims to attract scholars from various disciplines relevant to the theme, such as archaeology, legal history (indigenous law as well as Canon law), history, history of ideas, manuscript studies, philology, and theology. Although the conference focuses on Norway and Norwegian law, presentations with a comparative perspective drawing on areas outside Norway are also highly welcome. The chronological focus of the conference is on c. 900 – c. 1200.

We are pleased to announce the following plenary speakers for the Congress:

  • Professor emerita Lesley Abrams (Oxford University, UK)
  • Associate Professor Torgeir Landro (NLA University College, Norway)

We are now in the process of developing the program - and will soon come back with further information.

The conference committee

Alf Tore Hommedal, Oddvar Johan Jensen, Torstein Jørgensen, Øystein Morten, Torgeir Landro, Anne Irene Risøy, Kirsi Salonen, Anna Elisa Tryti and Anders Winroth.