A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) on the subject Money and its uses in Medieval Northern Europe (c.950-1350) is available at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. The appointment is for a duration of 3 years.
The Museum of Cultural History manages the largest archaeological and ethnographic collections in Norway, including finds from prehistoric times to the reformation, and with ethnographic and numismatic objects from all parts of the world until modern times.
Numismatic is part of the Department of Ethnography, Numismatics, Classical Archaeology and University History, and curates a large collection of coins, banknotes, and medals, spanning from some of the first coins minted to modern paper money. It boasts a large numismatic library and is a part of the research infrastructure of the University of Oslo, which provides access to a wide network of university libraries. Research at the Coin Cabinet has traditionally centered on the Norwegian and Northern European Medieval and late Viking Age coinage, of which it contains world class collections, especially Norwegian, Scandinavian, Anglo-Saxon and German coins.
The project proposal for the position shall be an independently formulated research proposal, related to one of the following thematic areas:
- Administration of Coinage and monetary regimes
- Money and Religion in Urban and Rural Societies
- Money and its uses in commercial, cultural and social relations
The successful candidate is expected to join the Museum’s existing research milieu and contribute to its development.