Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I received my doctoral degree in (Ancient) Greek at Lund University in 2007. During 2009-2015 I was a research fellow within the research programme “Early Monasticism and Classical Paideia” at CTR. Since 2016 I am a research fellow within the project "Formative Wisdom. The Reception of Monastic Sayings in European Culture: Scholarly Collaboration on a Digital Platform". My research primarily aims at studying and editing Greek collections of the Apophthegmata Patrum and other old monastic literature. I teach an interdisciplinary introduction course: "The Transmission of Premodern Texts". Other engagements include being in charge of the regular translation seminar at Johannesakademin, being a member of the governing board and the deputy preses of the association Collegium Patristicum Lundense and a member of the editorial board of the journal Patristica Nordica Annuaria.


About the research

My project “Studies in Greek unedited collections of the Apophthegmata Patrum” within the research programme “Early Monasticism and Classical Paideia” aims at studying and editing especially those apophthegmata collections found in cod. Scorialensis R.II.1 (and related manuscripts): the so called Collectio Scorialensis parva and Collectio alphabetica-anonyma derivata (see Present projects).

The translation seminar at Johannesakademin, Nya Slottet Bjärka-Säby, is held every month under the guidance of Per Rönnegård and me. At this seminar the Greek systematical collection of Apophthegmata Patrum is being translated into Swedish. The Greek text used is transcribed by me from the cod. Athos Protaton 86. The result is published in bilingual volumes entitled “Paradiset”.


Books (1)
Editorships (8)
Articles (2)
Book chapters (5)
Conference contributions (15)
Reviews (3)
Newspaper articles (1)

Research portal (Lund University)

Britt Dahlman

Church and Mission Studies
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

Contact information

E-mail britt.dahlmanctr.luse

Phone +46 46 222 90 61

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Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

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