Background and activities

Academic expertise and fields of interest

My field of expertise is Norwegian and Nordic medieval history, and my primary field of research is women's political and economic agency c. 1100-1550.

Teaching (2022-23)

  • HIST1300/1350 Eldre historie til og med ca. 1750
  • HIST2002 Norden i middelalderen
  • Supervising bachelor- and fordypning theses in history and in five year teacher education in history
  • Supervising masters theses in history and in five year teacher education in history

Supervising responsibilities, PhD level

  • PhD, NTNU Rakel Igland Diesen, Conceptions of Nordic childhood in medieval hagiography (main supervisor)
  • PhD, NTNU Susann Anett Pedersen (disp. 2021), Choice and consequence
    Propertied women’s economic agency in Norway c. 1400-1550 (main supervisor)
  • PhD, NTNU Heidi Anett Øvergård Beistad (disp. 2016), An Almost Fanatical Devotion to the Pope. Power and Priorities in the Integration of the Nidaros Province, c. 1153-1300 (supervisor)
  • PhD, NTNU Aina Heen Pettersen, Farin Vestir and back: Social and Itinerary Perspectives on Insular objects in Viking-Age Norway. (co-supervisor) 
  • PhD, NTNU Tom Lorenz, Liturgical Fragments of Medieval Iceland (1056-1402). (co-supervisor)

 

National representative the Viking Congress (2014-)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Books

  • Njåstad, Magne; Wærdahl, Randi Bjørshol. (2020) Helgener i nord. Nye studier i nordisk helgenkult. Novus Forlag. 2020. ISBN 978-82-8390-047-7.
  • Wærdahl, Randi Bjørshol. (2011) The Incorporation and Integration of the King's Tributary Lands into the Norwegian Realm c. 1195-1397. Brill Academic Publishers. 2011. ISBN 978-90-04-206137. The Northern World (53).

Part of book/report

  • Wærdahl, Randi Bjørshol. (2018) A Well-adjusted Immigrant: Isabella Bruce, Queen Dowager of Norway, 1299-1358. Gender and Mobility in Scotland and Abroad.
  • Wærdahl, Randi Bjørshol. (2017) Gautr Jónsson of Mel: Craftsman of Battle and Chief Oral Source of Hákonar saga. Sturla Þórðarson: Skald, Chieftain and Lawman.
  • Wærdahl, Randi Bjørshol. (2017) The opportunity to profit from favourable circumstances: a widow's benefits of holding crown fiefs in Norway in the 1520s. Gender and Political Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1400-1800.

Others

  • Wærdahl, Randi Bjørshol. (2022) Den vakreste kjærlighetsgaven. Fru Helvig Hardenberg og Codex Hardenbergianus. Norrøne lovmanuskripter i 600 år . Nasjonalbiblioteket; Oslo. 2022-03-29 - 2022-03-29.
  • Wærdahl, Randi Bjørshol. (2022) Potensielt og eksepsjonelt? Elitekvinners makt og innflytelse i norsk høy- og senmiddelalder. Foredrag . Centre for Advanced Studies; Oslo. 2022-01-19 - 2022-01-19.
  • Wærdahl, Randi Bjørshol. (2022) Tingets muligheter og begrensninger. Adelskvinners handlingsrom i senmiddelalderen. Forhandling og samhandling. Eidsivatinget i ett tusen år 1022-2022 ; 2022-04-29.
  • Wærdahl, Randi Bjørshol. (2021) Henvist til tømmerhallen? Kvinners politiske handlingsrom i høymiddelalderen. Instituttseminar . NTNU Institutt for historiske og klassiske studier; 2021-05-26.
  • Wærdahl, Randi Bjørshol. (2021) Ville fugler og griske godseiere. Inger mot Inger. Kunnskapsbyen ; 2021-03-10.