Centre for Christianity and the Arts
Centre for Christianity and the Arts was established in 1991 with the purpose to study the relationship between the history of the arts and the history of Christianity. Many scholars from the Faculty have participated in the centre's activities. In 1995 a particular study programme in Christianity and the Arts was established under Open Education. This study programme has later been integrated in the general study programme of the Faculty.
Research at the Centre for Christianity and the Arts has received funding from public research foundations a number of times since 1993. presently, the research is mainly carried out at the Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals and through the research project In-visibilis; in addition there is a collaboration with the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo through the project Sensibility and Transcendence.
The centre publishes the journal Transfiguration: Nordic Journal of Religion and the Arts in collaboration with the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo.
Niels Holger Petersen