Here you will find a list of national and international research networks which MF is connected to.

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Research Arenas

International Research Arenas:
Academic Associations, Societies, Conferences, Networks etc.

Faculty and scholars at MF Norwegian School of Theology have always belonged to a wide range of research and academic networks, associations, societies, conferences, and work groups within their respective fields. Resulting from a steadily growing faculty in later years - in numbers as well as in range, the number of these has increased. As of January 2016 we have registered the following nearly 90 international and over 30 national arenas of these kinds.    

American Academy of Religion (AAR); a number of research/studies groups
The Arshama Project: Communication, Language and Power in the Achaemenid Empire: The Correspondence of the Satrap Arshama
Association Internationale d’Études Patristiques
British Sociological Association Religion study group
Book History and Biblical Literatures Section, Society of Biblical Literature (SBL).
Le christianisme des déserts égyptiens (Institut français d'archéologie orientale, Cairo, Egypt)
Collegium Paulinum (based in Rome)
Collegium Patristicum Lundense
Comparative and international education society (CIES)
Constructive Theology Group
COST-action IS 1310 Reassembling the Republic of Letters c 1500-1800
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Religionsphilosophie
Ecclesiology and Ethnography Network
Empirical Research on Value Issues in Education, Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA)
Engaging with Conflict in Mediatized Religious Environments: A Comparative Scandinavian Study (CoMRel). RCN/NFR-supported Scandinavian research project.
Enoch Seminar. International network of researchers on early Judaism and Christianity
European Academy on Religion and Society
European Association of Jewish Studies
European Network for Religious Education through Contextual Approaches (ENRECA)
European Pentecostal Charismatic Research Association 
European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies (ESITIS)
European Society for the Philosophy of Religion
European Society for the Study of Science and Religion (ESSSAT)
European Society for Women in Theology and Religion (ESWTR)
Global Network for Public Theology
Imagining Jerusalem c. 1099 to the Present Day 
Intereuropean Commission on Church and School (ICCS)
International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR)
International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS)
International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR)
International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry (IASYM)
International Center of Medieval Art (IMCA)
International Research Network on Anticlericalism in comparative and transnational perspective
International Research Consortium about Congregational Development (ICR)
International Research Consortium for Congregational Mission
International Seminar on Religious Education and Values (ISREV)
International Society for the Research and Study of Diaconia and Christian Social Practice (ReDi) - A Nordic Research Network for Liturgy
Lutherische Orthodoxie revisited. Konfessionelle Muster zwischen Identitätsverpflichtung und „Weltoffenheit“.
Nätverk om kulturtransfer i Östersjöområdet [Network on culture-transfers in the Baltic area]
New Testament Doctoral Seminar (universities in Lund, Uppsala, Oslo, Stavanger)
Nordic Education Research Association (NFPF/NERA)
Nordic Institute of Mission and Ecumenical Research (NIME)
Nordic Luther Network, based in Aarhus University
Nordic Network for Research in Faith and Health
Nordic Network on Media and Religion. Nordic research network.
Nordic Network for Metaphysics
Nordic Network for the Study of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the First Millennium (NNJCI). For PhD-students and university academics, based at MF. In co-operation with the universities of Lund, Helsinki and Aarhus. Arranging courses excursions.
Nordic Research Network for Faith and Health
Nordic Society for the Philosophy of Religion
Nordisk forum for vekkelsesbevegelser (NORDVEK)
Nordisk ikonografisk symposium
Nordisk Religionspedagogisk Nettverk
North American Patristics Society
Old Testament Studies: Epistemology and Methodology (OTSEM) 
Open and Relational Theologies Group
Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies
Pseudepigrapha Section, Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
Radicalizing reformation. A critical research and action project towards 2017
Reformatio Baltica
Religion, Experience and Mind- Lab (Interdisciplinary Research-Group at University of California)
Religion and Dialogue in Modern Societies (ReDi)
Religion, Memory, Scripture (Religion, Minne, Skrift), based in Norways Arctic University, Tromsø 
Religion and Social Justice Symposium
The Rest is Commentary. Network of European and North-American researchers on Pseudepigraphic texts (universities in Toronto, München, in addition to Yale, Rice, Duke, Lehigh, St. Edwards, and Pennsylvania University.  Member).
Society for Anglican and Lutheran Theology (SALT)
Society of Biblical Literature (SBL); several groups and leaderships.
Society of Christian Ethics
Society for Comparative Theology
Society for New Testament Studies/ Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS)
Society for Pentecostal Studies
Societas Homiletica
Tracing the Jerusalem Code
Varvaria/Breberium/Bribir Archaeological Project (Macquarie University, Sydney / Muzej hrvatskih arheoloških spomenika, Split)
The Charles Wesley Society
Wesleyan Historical Society
Wesleyan Theological Society
Wisdom and Apocalypticism Section, Society of Biblical Literature (SBL).
Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Theologie, Sektion Kirchengeschichte
Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity

International Research Schools and PhD-cooperations

Religion – Values – Society (RVS). Research school based at MF
Authoritative Texts and Their Reception (ATTR). Research school UiO, UiB, MF, UiA andUiTø
Global Network of Research Centers for Theology, Religious and Christian Studies. Facilitating PhD-exchanges

National Research Arenas:
Academic Associations, Societies, Conferences, Networks, Interest Groups etc./

Academic culture, Sverige, Södertörns högskola
‘Biblical’ Texts before the Bible; NFR-støttet forskningsprosjekt basert ved UiA.
Collegium Judaicum. Nasjonalt nettverk for Judaica.
Collegium medievale
Dansk Universitetspædagogisk Netværk
Den norske historiske forening (HIFO)
Det norske vitenskapsakademi
Digitale humaniora, Norge
Etikk i pedagogiske praksiser (Etipp)
Forskergruppe innen Affekt- og Endringsprosess studier
Forskergruppe evolusjon og religion
Forskergruppe religionsfilosofi
Forskergruppe i religionspsykologi
Forskergruppen for samfunnsetikk, Universitetet i Agder
Det protestantiske minnets tvetydighet i Norden (MEMORY)
Nasjonalt fagråd for praktisk teologi
Nettverk for katolsk teologi
Norsk biografisk selskap
Norsk Gammeltestamentlig Selskap (NGTS, net-basert)
Norsk forening for utviklingsforskning
Norsk nytestamentlig fagforum (NNTF)
Norwegian RE-research Forum/ Norsk Religionspedagogisk Forskerforum (NoReFo)
Oslo Akkadian-Sumerian Seminar
Oslo Syriac Society (IKOS, TF-UiO, and MF).
Oslo Society for Early Christian Studies (nettverk for PhD og Postdoc-stipendiater vedIFIKK, TF-UiO og MF)
Philosophical Cosmology Club
SAMKUL. NFR-program.
Seminaret for middelalderens kunst- og bygningshistorie
Solstrandseminarene (nettverk av forskere i religionsvitenskap, basert i Bergen, medmedlemmer fra UiB, UiTø, UiO og MF)
Systematisk forskergruppe
Trosopplæring som drivhjul (MF/VID)