Monday, March 15, 2010

Summer Course in Iceland on sagas: history, culture, language, and more

A two-week summer course has been announced by Háskólasetur
Vestfjarða (University Center of the Westfjords) in Iceland. The
course is an intensive introduction to the sagas and medieval
literature of the north, using Gísla saga as the example. Language,
history, society, and material culture will be covered by an
international group of instructors.

In addition to the classroom experiences, the course also includes
day trips and evening events, including film, theater, as well as
guided visits to the sites where important events took place in Gísla
saga, and a sail on the replica Viking ship Vésteinn.

More information about the course, including fees and applications, is here:

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