Embla Aae


PhD Candidate, History



My research interests are centred around the social and spiritual activities of Medieval Scandinavians, and their involvement in and engagements with literate processes such as manuscript and charter production.

I am currently working on a project in which I investigate pious provision in the context of the Medieval mainland dioceses subjugated to the Nidaros Archdiocese. Through this project I aim to elucidate both the practice of donating moveable and immoveable goods to ecclesiastical institutions in exchange for spiritual aid, as well as the documentation and archival processes connected to such a practice throughout the Catholic period of Norwegian history.


HIS113: Convener for Topic 1 - Death and the Afterlife in Medieval Scandinavia, c. 1000 - 1500.

HIS250: Supervision within topics related to the aforementioned.


Aae, Embla. "Elucidating Charter Practice and Administrative Literacy in Four Works by Einarr Hafliðason". In Dominican Resonances in Medieval Iceland: The Legacy of Bishop Jón Halldórsson of Skálholt, edited by Gunnar Harðarson and Karl G. Johansson. The Northern World. Leiden: Brill, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004465510

Aae, Embla, Nick Pouls, and Juliane Tiemann. "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle : Das Schicksal Der Handschrift Bergen, UB, MS 1550.5". Maniculae, vol. 2 (2021):1-5. https://doi.org/10.21248/maniculae.9.