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Tag: Scandinavia

Jan Helmer Olsen: Moving with the reindeer in the winter

Filmed by Norwegian Helmer Olsen, this amazing short is described below: Been with Johan Anders Bær and filmed the herd to Magerøya. Quite a sight to see the reindeer herd traveling to reindeer fence.  

Yale University: Anders Winroth | The Conversion of Scandinavia

Professor Winroth, who was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2003, specializes in the history of medieval Europe, especially religious, intellectual and legal history as well as the Viking Age. We talk with him about his new book, “The Conversion of Scandinavia: Vikings, Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe,” which recently won the …

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Erika Larsen: The Reindeer People

Spending years in the field, photographer Erika Larsen has gained unprecedented access into the lives, work, and culture of Scandinavia’s fascinating Sami people.  

Ingrid Galadriel Aune Nilsen: Lessons from the Viking lifestyle

Ingrid Galadriel Aune Nilsen is the founder and art director of Trondheim Vikinglag — an organization for people that are interested in history and handicrafts from the viking age. In the summer, Trondheim Vikinglag organizes the ‘Trondheim Viking Market’ where “vikings” from all over the world travel to Trondheim to sell their handicrafts, hold courses/lectures …

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Neil Price: Life and Afterlife: Dealing with the Dead in the Viking Age

Professor Neil Price delivers the second of three lectures (part I), focusing on the fundamental role that narrative, storytelling and dramatisation played in the mindset of the Viking Age (8th-11th centuries), occupying a crucial place not only in the cycles of life but particularly in the ritual responses to dying and the dead. Early medieval …

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Niel Price: The Children of Ash: Cosmology and the Viking Universe

Professor Neil Price delivers the first of three lectures (part II, part III) focusing on the fundamental role that narrative, storytelling and dramatization played in the mindset of the Viking Age (8th-11th centuries), occupying a crucial place not only in the cycles of life but particularly in the ritual responses to dying and the dead. The …

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