Medieval Canon Law & the Scandinavian Connection

PhD course in medieval canon law arranged by Kurt Villads Jensen, Stockholm University, Kirsi Salonen, University of Bergen, Miriam Tveit, Nord University, Helle Vogt, Copenhagen University, and Anders Winroth, University of Oslo. Hosted by the Swedish and Finnish Institutes in Rome, 30th May- 2nd June 2022. New deadline for application: 15 March 2022.

Canon Law – the medieval Church Law – had a marked influence upon Scandinavian societies and laws, lay as well as ecclesiastical. Still, Canon Law remains an all too understudied aspect of Nordic history. To encourage more engagement with this remarkable legal system, and to help train a new generation of scholars working with laws and legal questions in the medieval Scandinavian context, we invite participants to join in an intensive workshop that will bring together early career researchers from across the Nordic countries with Canon Law and legal experts from Scandinavia. In so doing, participants will not only benefit from the knowledge, skills, and tools gained in the course, but also from the valuable networking opportunities that the workshop will provide.

The doctoral course consists of a four-day workshop including lectures by international experts, presentations by participants and practical group work with source material, as well as half-day excursions to relevant sites and monuments in Rome, including the Lateran Church and the Vatican Archives. Find the full program and requirements in the pdf below. To apply: submit 1) a one-page description of your project, and 2) a CV, latest on 15 march 2022 to fraser.miller@historia.su.se and emma.holmberg@historia.su.se.

For more information and preliminary program, see: Centre for Medieval Studies, Stockholm University