NIDAROS: Transitions and Traditions

Nexus Nidaros

NIDAROS: Transitions and Traditions

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Part of the West Front of The Nidaros Cathedral.

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About Nexus Nidaros

Nexus Nidaros is a multidisciplinary research group originating in the local research community in Trondheim, involving scholars with a special interest in Nidaros archbishopric and church province.

The initiative is a long-term commitment designed to reach our chief objective: to acquire a better understanding of the transitions and traditions infusing the relationship between church and society from the Viking Age Christianization to the present day use of religious aspects from the Middle Ages.

We host conferences, seminars and workshops, edit books, initiate research projects and research groups, and provide a meeting place for local scholars.

The network’s members are affiliated with the following institutions:

The group is hosted by the Department of Historical Studies, NTNU


Royal Saints Kings and People - St Olaf in Context

Poster - Royal kings symposium

Symposium, 29.-30. November 2018, Trondheim

The 12th and 13th centuries were very prolific in the development of royal saints’ cults throughout Europe. In central regions where Christendom was firmly established, the cult of royal saints aimed at strengthening the legitimacy of ruling dynasties. In peripheral regions where the Christian religion was expanding, the development of royal saints’ cults accompanied the political consolidation of emerging monarchies and the development of religious fervour among the population. 

The symposium aims at exploring the role of saint-kings in their political context as well as in the conversion to the new faith. What functions had royal saints in the development of royal power in general and in the relationship between kings and clergy in particular? 

How were royal saints integrated in the policies and legitimization of royal power? What role and places had royal saints as popular cults in Scandinavian society and culture?

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Finished activities

Finished activities

Symposium, 29.-30. November 2018, Trondheim

The 12th and 13th centuries were very prolific in the development of royal saints’ cults throughout Europe. In central regions where Christendom was firmly established, the cult of royal saints aimed at strengthening the legitimacy of ruling dynasties. In peripheral regions where the Christian religion was expanding, the development of royal saints’ cults accompanied the political consolidation of emerging monarchies and the development of religious fervour among the population. 

The symposium aims at exploring the role of saint-kings in their political context as well as in the conversion to the new faith. What functions had royal saints in the development of royal power in general and in the relationship between kings and clergy in particular? 

How were royal saints integrated in the policies and legitimization of royal power? What role and places had royal saints as popular cults in Scandinavian society and culture?

Programme