Thomas Arentzenaffiliated with the university, Reader
Born in Trondheim 1976.
I defended my doctoral thesis at Lund University in 2014. From 2015 to 2019 I conducted the research project Bodies in Motion: Religion and Corporeality in Late Antiquity at the University of Oslo and spent spring term 2016 as visiting scholar at Brown University. In 2018 I was awarded docentur (habilitation) in Church History in Lund. The academic year of 2018-19, I worked as Fellow in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.
My research interests include Byzantine Christianity and ecology. More generally, I have explored popular piety and literary expressions of Christian faith. My monograph The Virgin in Song from 2017 studies representations of the Virgin Mary in late ancient poetry. I recently edited a volume called The Reception of the Virgin in Byzantium.
Leader of the Uppsala based research project Beyond the Garden: An Ecocritical Approach to Early Byzantine Christianity (funded by the Swedish Research Council).
Recent research outputs
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaper › Review (Book/Film/Exhibition/etc.)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Book chapter