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I am currently associate professor in the Department for historical studies (NTNU)

My interests lie in ideology, communication and medieval culture, especially political culture. My PhD thesis "Vox regis: Royal Communication in High Medieval Norway", which is published at Brill 2015, examined how the Norwegian monarchy gradually gained control over the means of communication as part of its assertion of power over society. Drawing on sagas, didactic literature, charters and laws, the book deals with a variety of topic from the formation of the royal court as an arena for communication, the patronage activity of the Norwegian kings, but also of the aristocratic elite. It also examines the cultural relationship between the Norwegian clergy and the kingship, as well as the role of rituals and the written word.

My postdoctoral project "The Politics of Rituals" aims at exploring the role of political rituals and ceremonies as privileged arenas for the construction of power in the 12th and 13th century in the realm of Norway. The project is founded by the Norwegian Research Council.

Since 2008, I am the chief organizer of a monthly seminar series "Middelalderseminar".

Beside my main interest for medieval studies, I have also organized conferences and published in modern history (WWI and the aluminum norwegian industry during the inter-war period).

 

Since 2017, I am chief redactor for Store Norske Leksikon for French history.

Fellow and secretary of the Nordic Branch of the International Arthurian Society.

 

Current research project

Transitions and Traditions. Ecclesia Nidrosiensis and the Northern World.

The Politics of Rituals (Postdoc prosject the Norwegian Research Council).

La Loi de la Hird. Politique et Culture à la cour du Roi Magnus le Législateur (book)

 

Books

David Brégaint. Vox Regis. Royal Communication in High Medieval Norway. Brill 2015.
 
David Brégaint, Stéphane Coviaux, J.R. Hagland. Un discours contre les évêques. Politique et controverse en Norvège vers 1200. Publications de la Sorbonne 2013.
 

PhD thesis

Vox Regis. Royal Communication in High Medieval Norway. (Mai 2014) s. 389.

 

Articles

"Farer og Sjøfarer. Forestillinger om og framstillinger av Nordsjøen og Nord-Atlanteren i Middelalderen". Arr (2018, under publication)

"Royal Patronage of Courtly Literature - Asserting Cultural Prestige in High Medieval Norway", in Arthur in northern translations: Culture, Characters and Court. LIT Verlan (2018, under publication).

"Staging Deaths. King Sverre or the path of a usurper to the throne", in Medievalista Special Issue Nr. 23 2018, 3-21.

"Civilizing the 'Viking'. A pedagogy for etiquette and courtly behavior in 13th century Norway", in Bulletin du centre de recherche du château de Versaille 2016, 1-18.

"Solemn Entries in 12th and 13th century Norway", in Scandinavian Journal of History 2014 (3), s. 1-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03468755.2014.893447

"De Nidaros à Bergen. Villes et Communication en Norvège aux XIIe et XIIIe siècles", in Nordic Historical Review, Vol. 16, 2013 s. 37-59.

"Conquering Minds: Konungs skuggsiá and the Annexation of Iceland in the Thirteenth Century", in Scandinavian Studies 84.4, 2013 s. 439-466.

"The Royal Order in Norwegian Diplomas, 1202-1263". Collegium Medievale 2009 ;Volum 22. s. 55-86

"The Ups and Downs of Family Life: Det Norske Nitridaktieselskap, 1912-1976", In Enterprise & society 2009 ;Volum 10.(4) s. 763-790. (together with Espen Storli)

"Det "uønskede barnet" Pechineys norske datterselskap DNN 1913-1958", in  Globalisering gjennom et århundre, Norsk aluminiumsindustri 1908-2008. Fagbokforlaget 2008 ISBN 978-82-450-0377-2. s. 101-135

"Loin des yeux, loin du coeur", quatre décennies de relations entre Pechiney et sa filiale norvégienne, DNN. Cahiers d'histoire de l'aluminium 2008 (38-39) s. 33-56

Royal Views of Society and their place in the Royal Ideology in Norwegian Diplomas 1202-1263. Trondheim: Institutt for historie og klassiske fag 2006 s. 91.

 

Teaching responsibilities

Medansvarlig FRA2400 Frankrike i Europa (Høst 2015)

Emneansvarlig Hist2135 Stat, Krig og Ideologi i høymiddelalder Europa

(Høst 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Hist2115 Røtter til vår sivilisasjon (høst 2009)

 

Conferanses/seminars

Middelalderseminar. Hovedansvarlig siden 2008.
Den Store Krigen - NTNU 2014. Vår 2014 Projektleder. http://denstorekrigen.wordpress.com/

"Høytidelige entréer i høymiddelalder Norge". IHK Seminar 16. january 2013.

Session leader, "Biblical Typology as a Mode of Thinking in Medieval Historiography" 15-16 November 2012 Paris.

"Comics and War Propaganda". IHK Seminar 07. june 2012.

"Middelalder Politisk Kommunikasjon: Kongespeilet og Annekteringen av Island på 1200-tallet". IHK Seminar 06. april 2011.

"Aluminiumprodusenten DNN og de utenlandske moderseilskapene: et "nytt krast eksempel" på utenlandske eierskap?" HIFO Seminar 19. june 2008.

"Propaganda, Ideology and the Genesis of the Medieval State in Norway, 1160-1319". IHK Seminar 06. february 2007.

"Utenlandsk eierskap i den norske aluminiumsindustrien: eksemplet Pechiney og DNN. HIFO Seminar 11. mars 2007.

 

Vitenskapelig, faglig og kunstnerisk arbeid

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Tidsskriftspublikasjoner

Bøker

Del av bok/rapport

  • Bregaint, David. (2021) Royal patronage of Courtly Literature – Asserting Cultural Prestige in High Medieval Norway. Arthur in Northern Translations. Material Culture, Characters, and Courtly Influence.
  • Bregaint, David. (2020) The Missing Saint. Saint Olaf and King Hákon Hákonsson. Helgener i nord. Nye studier i nordisk helgenkult.
  • Bregaint, David. (2013) Introduction. Un discours contre les évêques. Politique et Controverse en Norvège vers 1200.
  • Bregaint, David. (2008) Det "uønskede barnet" Pechineys norske datterselskap DNN 1913-1958. Globalisering gjennom et århundre, Norsk aluminiumsindustri 1908-2008.

Rapport/avhandling

  • Bregaint, David Marcel Renee. (2014) Vox regis. Royal Communication in High Medieval Norway. 2014. ISBN 978-82-326-0010-6.
  • Iversen, Tore Olav; Bregaint, David Marcel Renee. (2006) Royal Views of Society and their place in the Royal Ideology in Norwegian Diplomas 1202-1263. 2006.