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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Centre for Nordic and Old English Studies (CBNS)

Question me with wise words, without hiding

Your deepest thoughts, without making your mind

A mystery. How can I reveal my own secrets,

My knowledge and understanding without knowing

Your heart’s thoughts, your mind’s movement.

Wise men should stir up ideas, mixing wisdom.

     Maxims I (A), 1-6, the Exeter Book, Craig Williamson tr.

Research

In the Middle Ages, England, Scandinavia, and the territories of the Northern Atlantic were connected by a tight mesh of political, economic, cultural, and linguistic bonds. The researchers working at the Centre for Nordic and Old English Studies of the University of Silesia (CBNS) study medieval societies of these regions by focusing on their history, culture, and literature. The research at the CBNS focuses mainly on political and social changes, the ideology of power, and on Old Norse and Old English literature. Studying the history and culture of medieval England, Scandinavia, and the territories of the Northern Atlantic contributes to a better understanding of the European Middle Ages.

Cooperation

The Centre cooperates closely with numerous domestic and international research institutions.

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Długopis w dłoni, notatnik

Otwarta książka/Open book

Publications

Monographs and edited volumes of papers by the researchers associated with the CBNS.

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News

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Contact us

Jakub Morawiec, PhD, DLitt, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Silesia – Director of the Centre for Nordic and Old English Studies (CBNS)

Our location on the map  Znacznik lokalizacji

address: ul. Bankowa 11, 40-005 Katowice
tel.: +48 32 3591986
e-mail: cbns@us.edu.pl

Budynek Wydziału Nauk Humanistycznych UŚ przy ul. Bankowej

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