Stories for all time – The Icelandic fornaldarsagas
The research project “Stories for all time” is based at Nordisk Forskningsinstitut (NFI), a research institute within the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen. Its members of staff conduct research in the fields of Early Scandinavian language and literature, manuscript studies, dialectology, socio-linguistics, onomastics and runology. Funding is provided by the Velux foundation.
From March 2011, the three-year project will investigate the transmission of the fornaldarsögur from the middle ages onwards, mapping their production, dissemination and reception in relation to broader historical, social and cultural processes.
At the same time, the project will prepare electronic editions of some of the more important and/or interesting manuscripts in which the sagas are preserved, thereby making the texts available to researchers, students and other interested parties.