Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir

Senior Research Lecturer (UK) - Associate Research Professor (USA)
Manuscripts department
Email:
svanhildur.oskarsdottir [at] arnastofnun.is
Work phone:
(+354) 525 4012
Location:
Árnagarður
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Senior Research Lecturer.

Research interests: Late medieval and early modern manuscript culture; Universal history, the ms. AM 764 4to; Bible translations; The manuscripts of Njáls saga.

Participates in the RANNÍS funded research project Liturgy in Flux: The Traditions and Context of Gregorian Chant in Iceland 1500–1700 (PI: Dr Árni Heimir Ingólfsson).

Co-editor (with Professor Jón Karl Helgason, University of Iceland) of WikiSaga: Annotated bibliographies of Egils saga and Njáls saga: [setja inn slóð: https://wikisaga.hi.is/index.php?title=Main_Page]

 

Other activity 

Represents the institute on the board of Gunnarsstofnun at Skriðuklaustur.
Member of the International Saga Society Advisory Board.

Employment history: 

2003– Senior research lecturer at the Árni Magnússon Institute. 2011–17 Head of the Manuscript department, Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies. 2001–2003 Research lecturer at the Árni Magnússon Institute. 1999– Part-time lecturer in Icelandic and Medieval Studies at the University of Iceland (courses on palaeography, textual criticism, universal history, late medieval literature). 1999–2001 Temporary research position at the Árni Magnússon Institute. 1993–1999 Halldór Laxness Lecturer in Icelandic literature and language at University College London (Department of Scandinavian Studies)

 

Education: 

2000 PhD in Scandinavian Studies. University College London. Title of dissertation: Universal history in fourteenth-century Iceland: Studies in AM 764 4to.

1990– 1993 Further studies in Scandinavian medieval literature at the University of Iceland and the University of Copenhagen.

1989 MA in Medieval Studies. University of Toronto, Canada.

1988 BA in Icelandic with Philosophy. University of Iceland.

Publications 

2015. 66 manuscripts from the Arnamagnæan Collection. Copenhagen: The Arnamagnæan Institute/Department of Nordic Research, The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Museum Tusculanum Press. [With Matthew James Driscoll.]

2014. Við upptök Njálu. Þormóðsbók—AM 162 B δ fol. Góssið hans Árna. Minningar heimsins í íslenskum handritum. Ed. Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir. Reykjavík: Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, 160–169. [With Ludger Zeevaert.]

2014. Flateyjarbækur. Af Guðrúnu Ögmundsdóttur og öðrum bókavinum Árna Magnússonar í Flatey. Handritasyrpa. Rit til heiðurs Sigurgeiri Steingrímssyni sjötugum 2. október 2013. Ed. Rósa Þorsteinsdóttir. Reykjavík: Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, 65–83.

2012–. WikiSaga. Egils saga and Njáls saga with an annotated bibliography. https://wikisaga.hi.is/. [With Jón Karl Helgason.]

2012. Expanding horizons: Recent trends in Old Norse-Icelandic manuscript studies. New Medieval Literatures 14. Eds. Rita Copeland et al. Turnhout: Brepols, 203–223.

2012. The resourceful scribe. Some aspects of the development of Reynistaðarbók (AM 764 4to). Tradition and the individual talent: Modes of authorship in the Middle Ages. Eds. Slavica Rankovic et al. Toronto: Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies, 325–342.

SVANHILDUR ÓSKARSDÓTTIR complete list of publications and lectures.docx

 
Name Position Email Phone
Aðalsteinn Hákonarson Project Manager adalsteinn.hakonarson [at] arnastofnun.is (354) 525 4433
Antonio Costanzo Security Guard antonio.costanzo [at] arnastofnun.is 525 4019
Ari Páll Kristinsson Research Professor ari.pall.kristinsson [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4442
Ágústa Þorbergsdóttir Project Manager agusta.thorbergsdottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4440
Ásta Svavarsdóttir Senior Research Lecturer (UK) - Associate Research Professor (USA) asta.svavarsdottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4437
Einar Haraldsson Security Guard einar.haraldsson [at] arnastofnun.is 525 4019
Emily Lethbridge Research Lecturer emily.lethbridge [at] arnastofnun.is 865 5783
Eva María Jónsdóttir Public Relations and Web Manager eva.maria.jonsdottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4030
Gísli Sigurðsson Research Professor gisli.sigurdsson [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4013
Guðný Ragnarsdóttir Librarian gudny.ragnarsdottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4022
Guðrún Ása Grímsdóttir Research Professor gudrun.asa.grimsdottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4026
Guðrún Nordal Director gudrun.nordal [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4011
Guðvarður Már Gunnlaugsson Senior Research Lecturer (UK) - Associate Research Professor (USA) gudvardur.mar.gunnlaugsson [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4024
Halldóra Jónsdóttir Project Manager halldora.jonsdottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4431
Haukur Þorgeirsson Senior Research Lecturer (UK) - Associate Research Professor (USA) haukur.thorgeirsson [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4017
Helga Hilmisdóttir Research Lecturer helga.hilmisdottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4443
Ingibjörg Þórisdóttir Project Manager ingibjorg.thorisdottir [at] arnastofnun.is 562 6050
Jóhann Kristján Konráðsson Security Guard johann.konradsson [at] arnastofnun.is 525 4019
Jóhanna Ólafsdóttir Photographer johanna.olafsdottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4021
Jóhannes B. Sigtryggsson Research Lecturer johannes.b.sigtryggsson [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4441
Kári Kaaber Project Manager kari.kaaber [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 562 6050
Kristín Bjarnadóttir Senior Research Lecturer (UK) - Associate Research Professor (USA) kristin.bjarnadottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4449
Margrét Eggertsdóttir Research Professor margret.eggertsdottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4014
Rakel Pálsdóttir Project Manager rakel.palsdottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4010
Rósa Þorsteinsdóttir Research Lecturer rosa.thorsteinsdottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4020
Sigurborg Kristín Stefánsdóttir Financial Manager sigurborg.stefansdottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4025
Soffía Guðný Guðmundsdóttir Project Manager ( (on leave 2017–2018) soffia.gudny.gudmundsdottir [at] arnastofnun.is  
Steinunn Aradóttir Records Manager steinunn.aradottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4687
Steinþór Steingrímsson Project Manager steinthor.steingrimsson [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4438
Svanhildur María Gunnarsdóttir Museum Educator svanhildur.maria.gunnarsdottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 822 0121
Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir Senior Research Lecturer (UK) - Associate Research Professor (USA) svanhildur.oskarsdottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4012
Úlfar Bragason Research Professor ulfar.bragason [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 562 6050
Vasarė Rastonis Conservator vasare.rastonis [at] arnastofnun.is 525 4033
Þórdís Úlfarsdóttir Editor thordis.ulfarsdottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4435
Þórunn Sigurðardóttir Research Professor thorunn.sigurdardottir [at] arnastofnun.is (+354) 525 4016