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Cathinka Dahl Hambro

Associate Professor, Academic Writing Centre
Department of Language and Culture

Job description:

Director of the Academic Writing Centre at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education. English Language consultation for MA and PhD students, English for academic purposes, Academic Writing, text competence.




Research interests

Literature, philology, languages (Celtic, English, Old English, Italian, Latin, New Testament Greek, Biblical Hebrew), Ireland, Northern Ireland, The British Isles, medieval studies, theology, history of religion, cultural memory, textual criticism, text reception, manuscript research.

Biographical data

 

ACADEMIC DEGREES:

2004: BA in Celtic Studies and English from The University of Oslo and National University of Ireland, Galway

2006: MA in Celtic Philology / medieval studies, University of Oslo

2013: PhD Irish philology / medieval studies, University of Oslo

2016: BA in Theology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

October 2014 – present: Associate Professor of English with responsibility for the English WritingCentre, University of Tromsø

June – September 2014: Various freelance commissions for Department of Language and Lingusitics / CASTL, University of Tromsø

March – June 2014: Researcher at Multiling Centre of Excellence, University of Oslo

November 2013 – April 2014: Assistant editor of the forthcoming anthology Constructions of Space III: Biblical Spatiality and the Sacred (main editors: Jorunn Økland, Karen Wenell and J. Cornelis de Vos, to be published at Bloomsbury Publishing autumn 2015)

January 2009 – December 2012: PhD research fellow, Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo

August-December 2008: Research Assistant, Dept. of Linguistic and Scandinavian Stidies, University of Oslo

May 2008: Research assistant for the research project The Power of Example, University of Oslo

May – June 2008: Research Assistant, Dept. of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo

August – December 2007: Research and teaching Assistant, Dept. of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo

2004-2012: Lecturer and seminar leader of various courses on BA and MA level

 

EDUCATION

August 2015-December 2015: REL-1010 Biblical Hebrew; REL-1008 Introduction to the Bible

January 2015 - June 2015: REL1050: Thory and Methodology in Religious Studies I; REL2050: Theory and Methodology in Religious Studies II; REL1001: The Origin and History of Christianity, University of Tromsø

August 2014 – December 2014: REL-1009: Systematic theology, and REL-1011: New Testament Greek, University of Tromsø

January 2009 – December 2012: PhD Research Fellow, Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo

2008-2012: Affiliated member of the research project Canonicity, gender and critique at Centre for Gender Studies, University of Oslo. Project leader: Professor Jorunn Økland. The project was funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

August – December 2012: Course in University Pedagogics, University of Oslo

13.-14. September 2010: Post Graduate course on Palaeography and manuscript based research, University College Cork, Ireland

09.-13. August 2010: NCMS International Summer School. PhD course in medieval studies, University of Bergen, Norway

14.-26. July 2008: DIAS International Summer School in Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland

13.-14. September 2007: Post Graduate course on Palaeography and manuscript based research, University College Cork, Ireland

November 2006: Master’s degree in Celtic philology, Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo.

 

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES ABROAD

January – August 2012: Research period at The Norwegian Institute in Rome, Italy

July 2011: Research period at Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland

September – December 2009: Research period at Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany

READING GROUPS AND LANGUAGE COURSES

2007-2008 Modern Irish reading group, University of Oslo

2008: Biblical Aramaic reading group, University of Oslo

2009: Old English reading group, University of Oslo

2012-2013: Italian courses, Società Dante Alighieri, Roma and Scuola d’Italiano, Oslo

2015: Biblical Hebrew reading group

2018: Coptic reading group

DIDACTIC EXPERIENCE

2014-2015: Various courses and seminars on academic for English purposes, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway

I have taught the following courses at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo:

IRSK1501 Keltisk sivilisasjon (Celtic Civilisation) (2004-2008)

IRSK1510 Irland etter 1900 (Ireland post 1900s) (2006-2008)

IRSK2301/4301 Irsk middelalderlitteratur (2007)

IRSK1100 Innføring i irsk (Introduction to Modern Irish) (2008, 2012)

IRSK4100 Moderne irsk (Modern Irish) (2007)

IRSK4110 Keltologisk metode (Methodology in Celtic Studies) (2007)

IRSK2303 Keltiske mytologiske tekster (Celtic mythological texts) (2008)

MAS1510 Norrøn og keltisk kultur (Old Norse and Celtic culture) (2012)

MAS1511 Norrøn og Keltisk mytologi (Old Norse and Celtic mythology) (2012)

Memberships

Senior fellow of PHI Norwegian Institute of Philology

Member of research group Health, Art and Society

Member of research group Phenomenology and bodies of knowledge

Member of research group Creating the New North

Collegium medievale

The Network of Nordic and Baltic Writing Centers

Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes

 

 

Service

Co-editor of Nordlit

Treasurer and board member of Societas Celtologica Nordica

Initiator and leader of Tromsø Forum for Medieval Studies (Tromsø middelalderforum)

Initiator and leader of Tromsø Theological Forum

Board member of the Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology (AHR/UiT)

Board member of the Program Boeard for Religious Studies and Theology at AHR/UiT

Member of the Recruitment Committee for Theology at UiT

Awards and distinctions

August 2009: Four months scholarship for doctoral research at Philipps Universität Marburg, awarded by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo

October 2008: Awarded four year PhD fellowship from the Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo (start January 1st 2009, end December 31st 2012)

June 2008: Awarded three year PhD fellowship from Faculty of Arts, National University of Ireland, Galway (declined)

January 2007: Awarded one month equality grant by the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo (Grant in order to develop proposal for PhD project. For the recruitment of women to academic positions)

Home page / Social Media

Blog / Website: http://uit.no/hsl/writingcentre

Teaching

Academic writing

English for academic purposes

English text composition

English language

Publications in CRIStin


  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. 'Hiberniores ipsis hibernis': The Book of Fermoy as Text-Carrier of Anglo-Irish Identity?. NIS: Nordic Irish Studies 2015; Volum 14. ISSN 1602-124X.s 95 - 110.

  • Widerøe, Lars Ivar; Hambro, Cathinka. Lochlann. Festskrift til Jan Erik Rekdal på 60-årsdagen. Aistí in ómós do Jan Erik Rekdal ar a 60ú lá breithe. Hermes Academic Publishing and Bookshop A/S 2013 ISBN 978-82-8034-202-7.s 165 - 177.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Tundals visjon. 2009 ISBN 9788252572131.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka; Engesland, Nicolai Egjar. I døde språks selskap: Gammelirsk. I døde språks selskap 2018-02-15 - 2018-02-15 2018.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. The idea of the people of the north in Irish narrative tradition: usurpers, monstrous giants and hairy ancients. I vesterled - Westward bound 2018-10-17 - 2018-10-18 2018.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. Smerte og lidelse i middelalderen og i vår tid: respons til Ola Sigurdson. Landsseminar for prester i helsetjenesten 2018-10-15 - 2018-10-17 2018.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. Ecstatic Pain: Julian of Norwich' 'Revelations of Divine Love' as Pathography. The Patient as Text - Revisited 2018-09-11 - 2018-09-13 2018.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. PhysicalPain as Religious Healing in the Visions of Julian of Norwich. Religious Healing and Wellbeing - Historical and contemporary perspectives 2018-09-03 - 2018-09-04 2018.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. Tracing the Apocrypha in 'Síaburcharpat Con Culaind'. Ulidia VI / Finn III Conference 2018-06-13 - 2018-06-17 2018.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka; Dahl, Espen. Ecstatic Pain: manifestations of physical pain in the visions of Julian of Norwich and their implications for imitatio Christi. 2018.

  • Sveinung Benjamin, Løfaldli; Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. Using learning stations to develop student literacy for L2/L3 English learners in upper-secondary school in Norway. 2018.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka; Skillingstad, Torhild; Tessem Strøm, Janine; Fagervik, Andreas. Rapport om Akademisk skrivesenter ved HSL H2014-V2017. 2017.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka; Skillingstad, Torhild; Strøm, Janine Tessem. Skriveprosessen som ledd i den akademiske dannelsen. Akademisk dannelse og førsteårsstudenten i høyere utdanning 2017-11-01 - 2017-11-02 2017.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Communication and Publishing in Higher Education. Scientific Writing Seminar 2017-10-16 - 2017-10-20 2017.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. The Repudiated Reformation Revisited: English Attempts at Reform and Irish Expressions of Resistance. Northern Reformations 2017-09-20 - 2017-09-22 2017.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. Tasting the Good News: Food, Feast and Fasting in 'Altram tige dá medar'. XVI International Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica 2017-08-31 - 2017-09-02 2017.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. The definite and indefinite article in English. Prøveforelesning 2016-04-20 - 2016-04-20 2016.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. Anmeldelse av Jezierski, Hermanson, Orning, Småberg (red): 'Rituals, Performatives, and Political Order in Northern Europe, c. 650-1350', Turnhout: Brepols Publishers 2015. Historisk Tidsskrift 2016; Volum 95 (4). ISSN 0018-263X.s 541 - 545.s doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-2944-2016-04-05.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. Interdisciplinary approaches to communication in higher education: Lessons, potentials, challenges. Trial lecture for position as accosiate professor, Dept. of language and literature, NTNU 2016-10-24 - 2016-10-24 2016.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. Romanticism in School: Romanticism in the Margins. Trial lecture for position as accosiate professor, Dept. of language and culture, UiT 2016-10-11 - 2016-10-11 2016.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. Erfaringer knyttet til PhD-skriving og til levering av avhandling til normert tid. TBLR-kurs: Avhandlingsformer. Artikkelbasert eller monografi? 2016-09-29 - 2016-09-30 2016.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. Tasting the Good News: Food and Drink Symbolism in Early Irish Literature. International Medieval Congress Leeds 2016-07-04 - 2016-07-07 2016.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. Teaching and Supervising International Students in Tromsø. Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes Conference 2015-06-11 - 2015-06-12 2015.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. Er det dunkelt sagte alltid det dunkelt tenkte? Om behovet for akademisk skriveopplæring på universitetsnivå. Fagdag for lærere i videregående 2015-11-20 - 2015-11-20 2015.

  • Dahl Hambro, Cathinka. The homilies of Leabhar Breac and their significance for faith and learning in late medieval Ireland. Faith and Knowledge in Late Medieval and Early Modern Scandinavia 2015-09-25 - 2015-09-25 2015.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Waiting for Christian Fish on Milk from India. A Textual and Contextual Analysis of 'Altram Tige Dá Medar' ('The Nourishment of the House of Two Milk Vessels'). 2013.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. St. Partick's 'lorica' in 'Altram Tige Dá Medar', its transmission and development. Societas Celtologica Nordica 13th symposium 2013-11-29 - 2013-11-30 2013.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. "Tverrfaglighetens eksempel". Anmeldelse av Eriksen, Krefting, Rønning (red.): "Eksemplets makt - kjønn, representasjon og autoritet fra antikken til i dag". Arr. Idéhistorisk tidsskrift 2013 (4). ISSN 0802-7005.s 151 - 152.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Irsk kultur: populær nå, og for 900 år siden. 2013.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Adaptation and Imagination in Medieval Irish Vision Literature. Prøveforelesning 2013-09-11 - 2013-09-11 2013.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. IE *pei-tu-onio - Ir. eithne - Gr. ἔθνος - Lat. ethnicus: Etymology,Paranomasia, and the Conversion of Ireland in 'Altram Tige Da Medar'. Textual Interpretation in Medieval Vernaculars 2012-02-25 - 2012-02-25 2012.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. The Christian Doctrine of the Irish Pre-Christian Pantheon. Vellum 2012; Volum 7 (7). ISSN 1504-5943.s 8 - 16.

  • Dahl, Eystein; Hambro, Cathinka. Aspects of the morphosyntax of subjecthood in Latin and Old Irish. Conference on Non-Canonically Case-Marked Subjects within and across languages and language families: Stability, Variation and Change 2012-06-08 - 2012.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. The Christian doctrine of the Irish pre-Christian pantheon. Launch for Vellum nr. 7 2012-04-20 - 2012-04-20 2012.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. The transmission of St. Patrick's 'lorica' and the canonisation of the goddess / saint Eithne in medieval Ireland. Canon as Process 2012-04-19 - 2012-04-19 2012.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. More Irish than the Irish themselves. 2011.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Typology and memoranda in Altram Tige dá Medar. 11th International Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica 2010-05-14 - 2010-05-15 2010.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Intervju om "Tundals visjon". 2010.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Intervju om St. Patrick og St. Patrick's day. 2010.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Kristningen av sagnfiguren Eithne - og dens 'etniske' konsekvenser. Norrønt forum 2010-09-23 - 2010-09-23 2010.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Memoranda and Typology in the Shaping of an Irish Cultural Identity in 15th Century Irish Prose Narratives. NCMS Summer School 2010-08-09 - 2010-08-13 2010.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Northern Ireland: From the Anglo-Irish War to present day Northern Ireland. Forelesning 2009-03-11 - 2009-03-11 2009.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Remembering the past: 15th Century Irish Prose Production and the Shaping of an Irish Cultural Identity. Interdiziplinäres Literaturwissenschaftliches Kolloquium 2009-11-30 - 2009-11-30 2009.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Both Goddess and Saint? The Female Protagonist in Early Irish Literature. Celtic Studies Assosiation of North America Annual Meeting 2008-04-17 - 2008-04-20 2008.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Both Goddess and Saint? The Use of Biblical Exempla as Models for the Female Protagonist in Early Irish Literature. Kanonseminar III 2008-12-15 - 2008-12-15 2008.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Applying Assmann’s theories on canon formation on Irish material: What challenges are we faced with?. Texts as Recollection 2008-12-05 - 2008-12-06 2008.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Kanon. Eksempelets makt 2008-11-09 - 2008-11-13 2008.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Irskfagets historie og utvikling. Carl Marstranders møte med Irland i 1907 2007-09-28 - 2007-09-28 2007.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Intervju om keltiske språk og om klosterøya Iona. 2007.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Irsk ved UiO: Mer enn bare språk. 2007.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. The Consequences of Writing: A Figural Interpretation of Compert Conchobar and Aided Conchobar. XIII International Congress of Celtic Studies 2007-07-23 - 2007-07-27 2007.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Pseudo-history and Chronology: Conchobar mac Nessa’s Role in the Ulster Cycle. Ambiguity in Text and Iconography in the Middle Ages 2006-11-20 - 2006-11-24 2006.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Skriftens konsekvenser. Kristen typologi i fortellingene om den førkristne kongen Conchobar mac Nessas fødsel og død. 2006.

  • Hambro, Cathinka. Intervju om Sinn Féin i forbindelse med Sinn Féins 100-årsjubileum. 2005.

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