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Centre for Viking and Old Norse Studies, Aarhus University

Centre for Viking and Old Norse Studies, Aarhus University

Directeur/Director : Hermann Pernille (norph@dac.au.dk)

Coordonnées/Contact details : Aarhus University, Nordre Ringgade 1, DK-8000 Aarhus C

Description :

The University of Aarhus is a major international centre for Viking and Old Norse Studies, sustaining a vibrant interdisciplinary milieu with frequent seminars and conferences.

Through the MA programme in Scandinavian Languages and Literature (Department of Aesthetics and Communication) we offer English-language summer schools, and a number of MA-courses in Old Norse literature and culture as well as in Viking Studies. All courses are offered as single courses, and can be combined according to individual interests. The faculty in Scandinavian Languages and Literature works closely together with and combines teaching with colleagues from history of religion, history and archaeology.

Old Norse research is primarily literary and cultural historical. Our faculty’s research covers a broad range of Old Norse genres – sagas, myths, history, Eddic and skaldic poetry – and centres around methodological and theoretical issues, such as genre, discourse, orality/literacy, memory culture, as well as critical text editing and translating. Our research is interdisciplinary and often carried out in cooperation with historians, historians of religion, archaeologists and linguists on both a national and international basis.

PhD Scholar Bergdís Þrastardóttir: Þættir, Icelandic sagas, saga genres, oral tradition and oral narratives
Associate Professor Pernille Hermann: Old Norse prose literature, memory culture, orality and literacy
PhD Scholar Mathias Nordvig: Old Norse literature, eddic poetry, the Prose Edda, myths and mythology, orality and literacy
Postdoc Rolf Stavnem: Skaldic poetry, orality, narrativity, text-edition, translation
PhD Scholar Lisbeth H. Torfing: Biographies of things/artefacts, social networks, names and namegiving, orality, kings’ sagas, legendary sagas
Old Norse studies at Aarhus University encourage international cooperation between researchers and students through Visiting Professorships, teaching exchange, frequent seminars and conferences. Over the last few years several international scholars have been affiliated with the program.

Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, University of Copenhagen

Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, University of Copenhagen

Directeur/Director : Driscoll Matthew James (mjd@hum.ku.dk)

Coordonnées/Contact details : Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Njalsgade 136, 2. sal, DK-2300 København S

Description :

The institute was originally formed in 1956 as an independent institute under the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen, with the aim of furthering the academic research into the Arnamagnæan manuscript collection, which the Icelandic philologist and historian Árni Magnússon had bequeathed to the university upon his death in 1730.

In 1965 the Danish parliament passed legislation which decreed that a sigfnicant part of the collection, just over half, should be returned to Iceland. The transfer started in April 1971 and lasted until the summer of 1997. This part of the collection is now housed in the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies at the University of Iceland.

Research at the Arnamagnæan Institute is primarily focused on Old Norse (principally Old Icelandic and Norwegian, but also Old Danish and Old Swedish), manuscript studies, in addition to modern Icelandic and Faroese. The staff of the Institute also assist the many scholars who visit the Institute in order to work with the manuscript collection.

Projets de recherche/Research projects :
– Ordbog over det norrøne prosasprog
– Stories for all time – The Icelandic fornaldarsagas

Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Háskóli Íslands

Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, Háskóli Íslands

Directeur/Director : Guðrún Nordal (gnordal@hi.is)

Coordonnées/Contact details : Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Main Office Árnagarður, Suðurgata, 101 Reykjavík

Description :

The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies is an academic research institute on university level, operating on an independent budget and answering directly to the Ministry of Education. Its role is to:

Conduct research on Icelandic Studies and related scholarly topics, especially in the field of Icelandic language and literature.

Disseminate knowledge in these fields.

Preserve and augment the collections within its care.

Projets de recherche/Research projects :
– Literature in Late Medieval Iceland
– Variance of Njáls saga
– Sturlunga saga
– Skriftarþróun á Íslandi
– Rafræn útgáfa Konungsbókar Eddukvæða

Department of English, University of Sidney

Department of English, University of Sidney

Directeur/Director : Barnes, Geraldine (geraldine.barnes@sydney.edu.au)

Coordonnées/Contact details : Department of English, John Woolley Building A20, Science Road, University of Sydney, NSW 2006

Description :

The range of the department’s interests is extensive, in terms of both course content and varieties of critical approach. The benefits of its programs reflect this range.

Areas of special strength include: Anglo-Saxon, Old Norse, and Celtic studies; Middle English Studies; Renaissance and seventeenth-century literature; Romanticism; nineteenth-century literature; drama studies; film studies; Australian literature; modern English language studies; and creative writing. Staff participate in the interdisciplinary programs of Australian Studies, Gender Studies, and Performance Studies. The Centre for Medieval Studies, Centre for Celtic Studies, and Australian Language Research Centre are all based in or closely related to the department.

Old Norse-Icelandic Studies :

Professor Geraldine Barnes McCaughey Professor of English Language and Early English Literature; (Old Norse-Icelandic medieval romance (riddarasögur), the post-medieval history of the concept of Vinland and the Viking presence in America); see also under Middle English Studies and Medievalism.

Dr Hannah Burrows, ARC-funded Research Associate on Clunies Ross ARC Discovery Project.

Emeritus Professor Margaret Clunies Ross; Old Norse-Icelandic poetry and poetics; Old Icelandic treatises on poetry, especially the Edda of Snorri Sturluson; the reception of Old Norse poetry after the Middle Ages); see also under Medievalism. Currently holds 3-year ARC Discovery Grant, ‘Pre-Christian Religions of the North’. Current research projects: (with international team) preparation of a new edition of the corpus of Old Norse skaldic poetry; research and writing of a book on Old Norse poetry; reception of Old Norse myth and religion from the Niddle Ages to modern times.

Projets de recherche/Research projects :
– Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

[Lien/Link :  http://sydney.edu.au/arts/english/research/groups/oldnorse.shtml]

Department of Archaeology, University of York

Department of Archaeology, University of York

Directeur/Director : Schofield John (john.schofield@york.ac.uk)

Coordonnées/Contact details : Department of Archaeology, University of York, King’s Manor, York YO1 7EP

Description : Archaeology at York presents a model for the integration of science and the humanities. The Department comprises five research clusters across both fields: BioArCh (collaboration with Biology and Chemistry); Digital archaeology (led by the Archaeology Data Service); Prehistory; Proto/Historical archaeology; and Heritage & Conservation.

Projets de recherche/Research projects :
– The Viking Great Army at Torksey
– Combs and Communities
– ENTREPOT
– Crafting Networks in Viking Towns
– Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Institut for Kultur Og Samfund, Aarhus University

Institut for Kultur Og Samfund, Aarhus University

Directeur/Director : Paarup Bjarke (bjarke.paarup@cas.au.dk)

Coordonnées/Contact details : Institut for Kultur og Samfund, Jens, Chr. Skous Vej 7, Bygning 1467, 4. etage, 8000 Aarhus C

Description :

The focus of the teaching and research activities of the Department of Culture and Society is the interplay of culture and society in time and space:

– from the classical research fields of theology and the humanities to applied social research

– through history from the earliest times to issues of topical interest

– from familiar Danish forms of culture to other and very different worlds

– from local issues to global challenges.

The department encompasses a range of strong research and degree programmes, which in dialogue with each other and with society work to develop innovative ways to solve issues of topical or perennial interest.

It comprises a wide range of programmes, which makes it possible to approach cultural and social conditions from many different angles: Anthropology (incl. Human Security), Archaeology (Prehistoric, Medieval, and Renaissance), Asian Studies (Chinese, Japanese/South-East Asian Studies, Arab and Islamic Studies), Philosophy and the History of Ideas, History, and Classical Studies (Classical Archaeology and Classical Philology), Area Studies Europe (incl. International Studies, and Eastern European Studies), the Study of Religion, and Theology.

Projets de recherche/Research projects :

– Hær og efterkrigsritual i jernalderen – de dræbte krigere i offermosen Alken Enge i Illerup Ådal

– ENTREPOT. Maritime udvekslingsnetværk og urbanisering i global middelalderarkæologi

– Aggersborg i vikingetiden. Landbebyggelsen og borgen

– Jelling projektet

– Nørre Vosborg i tid og rum : En tværfaglig, videnskabelig undersøgelse af herregården og dens omgivelser fra vikingetiden til i dag

– Dansk Etnicitet og Identitet i Vikingetid og Middelalder

– Retskultur og den Historiske Erindringskultur på Island i Middelalder og Tidlig Moderne Tid

– Udvikling og spredning af viden og læring i middelalderen: teorier, institutioner og teknikker”

– Krigens love og normer i middelalderen

– Kontakter mellem England og Danmark i det 11. århundrede

– Genstandes kulturelle biografier – en tværfaglig undersøgelse af navne i den norrøne kultur

– Íslendingaþættir som mundtlige fortællinger. Oprindelsen til middelalderens islandske litteratur

[Lien/Link : http://cas.au.dk]

Department of History, Trinity College Dublin

Department of History, Trinity College Dublin

Directeur/Director : Armstrong Robert (armstrrm@tcd.ie)

Coordonnées/Contact details : Department of History, School of Histories & Humanities, Room 3118, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

Description :

The Department is committed to excellence in research and our staff are all well-known for their research activities across a diverse range of periods, countries and themes. Chronologically we span over a thousand years of history from the Middle Ages to the present. The Department is especially famous for its historical research on Ireland. In addition, we have a particular concentration of strength in French history, as well as expertise in American, British, German, Hungarian, Italian, Scottish and South Asian history. The themes which we cover include warfare, politics, imperialism and colonialism, socio-economic developments, religion, gender, education and urban history.

Projets de recherche/Research projects :

– Settlement, Migration and Socio-Economic Structures in the Insular and Northern Worlds
– Medieval Dublin
– The Battle of Clontarf (1014)

[Lien/Link : http://www.tcd.ie/history/]

The Scandinavian Section, University of California

The Scandinavian Section, University of California

Directeur/Director : Byock Jesse (byock@humnet.ucla.edu)

Coordonnées/Contact details : The Scandinavian Section, UCLA, 212 Royce Hall, Box 951537, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1537

Description :

Since its inception in 1972, the Scandinavian Section has been one of the premiere programs in the country for the study of Nordic languages and literatures on the undergraduate and graduate levels. Along with a sister department at UC Berkeley, the Scandinavian Section provides members of the University of California community, and the citizens of California, with up-to-date, scholarly information and instruction on topics concerning the Nordic countries with a particular emphasis on their cultures, their histories and their languages.

The Scandinavian Section is fortunate to be housed in UCLA’s landmark building, Royce Hall. The third floor suite includes faculty and teaching assistant offices, a small reading room, and a lounge. After the devastating Northridge earthquake in 1993, Royce Hall was restored to its former glory.

The Scandinavian Section offers a BA in Scandinavian Languages and Cultures, a minor in Scandinavian Studies, and an MA in Scandinavian Languages and Literatures. The Section also offers a Ph.D. through the Department of Germanic Languages. The programs are described in detail in the degree programs section of this website.

The Scandinavian Section also offers instruction in many of the Nordic languages. Some of these courses are offered by UCLA instructors, while others are offered through a partnership with UC Berkeley and makes use of Internet 2.0 video-conferencing technology.

Instruction in the Scandinavian Section is marked by our personal attention to students, and our deep commitment to undergraduate education. Section faculty are among the leading innovators in instructional technology at UCLA.

Section faculty are also recognized for their innovative research projects. These include the archaeological excavations at Mosfell in Iceland, investigations of the connections between Scandinavia and early Hollywood, the development of an automated morphological analysis tool for Old Icelandic, investigations of Henrik Ibsen’s dramatic oeuvre, and a mapping project focusing on nineteenth century Danish folklore.

Projets de recherche/Research Projects :

– Mosfell Archaeological Project

– ICEMorph

[Lien/Link : http://www.scandinavian.ucla.edu]

Institute of History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences

Institute of History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences

Directeur/Director : Nikolayevich Nosov Evgeny (nosov.evg@gmail.com)

Coordonnées/Contact details : Институт истории материальной культуры, Российская академия наук,  Дворцовая наб., 18, 191186 Россия. С.-Петербурцовая наб.

Description :

Scientific activities at the IHMC include the study of a wide range of archaeological cultures of  Stone Age Eurasia (Department of Archaeology of the Paleolithic);the  study of early agricultural and urban civilizations of Central Asia,  Caucasus and Middle East, as well as archaeological cultures of the Eurasian steppe (Department of Archaeology of Central Asia and the Caucasus); the study of the Greek-barbarian contacts in the Northern Black Sea (Department of History of ancient culture); the study of the interaction of tribes and nations in Eastern Europe and in the Baltic region, archeology and history of ancient Russia (Department of Slavonic and Finnish Archaeology). IHMC conducts extensive archaeological research in the European part of Russia, from Kola Peninsula in the north to the south of  Caucasus, as well as in Siberia and Tuva and takes part in the excavations in Ukraine, Moldova and the territory of the Central Asian states.

Projets de recherche/Research Projects :

– Изучение средневекового города балтийского региона — Ладоги-Альдейгьюборга [Study of the medieval city of the Baltic region – Staraya Ladoga-Aldeigjuborg]

–  Изучение средневекового Выборга [Study of medieval Vyborg]

– Рюриково Городище. Торгово-ремесленный и военно- административный центр Приильменья [Rurikovo Gorodische. A commercial, industrial, military and administrative center]

[Lien/Link : http://www.archeo.ru]

Centre for Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen

Centre for Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen

Directeur/Director : Stefan Brink (s.brink@abdn.ac.uk)

Coordonnées/Contact détails : 50/52 College Bounds, King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3DS

Description :

In the autumn 2007 a Centre for Scandinavian Studies was launched at the University of Aberdeen. The centre is an interdisciplinary research institution, crossing discipline, school and college boundaries. The Centre’s aims are to:

     1. initiate research on aspects on Scandinavian language, history and culture

     2. create a ‘Research School’ in Scandinavian Studies for Postgraduates, where the MLitt and PhD students will on a daily basis participate in the activities at the Centre

     3. run several MLitt (Master) programmes, at the moment a MLitt in ‘Viking and Medieval Scandinavia’, a MLitt by Research in ‘Scandinavian Studies’, and we are planning a new MLitt in ‘Viking Studies’, together with the Department of Archaeology

     4. run a Scandinavian Studies Seminar

     5. participate, promote and enhance different projects, networks, conferences and interests, related to Scandinavia, at the moment in Nordic music, film, legal history, Old Norse poetry, Old Norse mythology and Nordic landscape history

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