Background and activities


I studied history and Scandinavian studies at NTNU, and in January 2013 defended my PhD thesis Eit seinmellomalderleg skrivemiljø: Nidaros erkesete 1458–1537 ['A late medieval scribal community: Nidaros archdiocese 1458–1537']. From Feb 2013 until Jan 2016 I had a postdoctoral research grant from the Norwegian Research Council for the project Old Norse: The philological construction and new perspectives. Since Feb 2016 I have been teaching at the Department of Language and Literature, for some time also at the Faculty of Teacher and Interpreter Education.

Research interests:

  • Language history (particularly the development from Old Norse to Norwegian dialects)
  • Historical sociolinguistics (the historical interaction between language and society)
  • History of linguistics and philology
  • Old Norse philology
  • Historical-comparative linguistics more generally

Middle Norwegian

I have worked  much on linguistic change in Middle Norwegian (ca. 1350–1550) and have put together a bibliography for the period (in Norwegian). Additions in order to make it as complete as possible are welcome.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Berg, Ivar; Dalen, Arnold; Seim, Karin J Fjellhammer. (2013) Runestudiar. Festskrift til Jan Ragnar Hagland. Akademika forlag. 2013. ISBN 978-82321-0215-0.

Part of book/report


  • Berg, Ivar; Hagland, Jan Ragnar. (2013) Eit seinmellomalderleg skrivemiljø: Nidaros erkesete 1458-1537. 2013. ISBN 978-82-471-4089-5.