Øivind Andersen#


Øivind Andersen
Email:oivind.andersen 'at' ifikk.uio.no
Membership Number:3728
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:NORWAY
Section:CLASSICS & ORIENTAL STUDIES
Username:oandersen
Elected:2014
Homepage: http://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010-2015 Secretary General, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • 1997-2014 Professor of Classical Philology, in particular Greek, University of Oslo
  • 1989-1993 Director of the Norwegian Institute at Athens for Classical Studies, Archaeology and Cultural History
  • 1980-1996 Professor of Classics, University of Trondheim
  • 1978-1979 University lecturer in Ancient History, University of Oslo

Fields of Scholarship
  • Homer and early epic (myth, paradigm, function of epic characters, past vs. present, oral vs. written epic) - (more specifically) Orality vs. literacy in archaic and classical Greece
  • Ancient rhetoric (the rhetorical practice in all its aspects, both Greek and Roman)
  • Greek philosophy (ranging from the presocratic philosophers to Aristotle, Plato and Epicurus)
  • Greek tragedy (imparted to a Norwegian readership in particular)

Honours and Awards
  • 1981 Full member (at the age of 36) of the Royal Norwegian Society for Arts and Letters, functioning as a member of the Board of the same between 1985 and 1988
  • 1987 Full member of "Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi" (The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters), being elected as a member of its Board for more than ten years after 2001.
  • 1995 Recognized for contributing to cultural cooperation between Greece and Norway as "Chévalier of the order of Merit of the Greek state"
  • 2013 Full member of World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS)
  • 2014 Corresponding member of Bayerische Akademie der Wissenshaften, Munich

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