01dec16:3031jan(jan 31)16:00The Icelandic Sagas Revisited16:30 - (january 31) 16:00 Veröld hús Vigdísar Event Organized By: Stofnun Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur Event Type :Event

Event Details

Drawings by Karin Birgitte Lund

Exhibition opening 1 December in Veröld – House of Vigdís at 16:30

2014 saw the new Danish translation of the complete edition of the Icelandic Sagas, featuring 40 illustrations for 40 of the sagas by the artist, Karin Birgitte Lund. The drawings are being exhibited here as part of the exhibition series that commemorates the 100th anniversary of Iceland’s independence.

The drawings illustrate the sagas, using motifs from Viking and medieval Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The artist’s interpretation provides an impression of the fascinating aesthetic of those periods. The pictures are inspired by medieval Icelandic manuscripts, frescoes from Danish churches, Norwegian stave churches and Gotland’s picture stones.

The exhibition also includes a series of brand new, large-scale drawings inspired by the era of the sagas.

Karin Birgitte Lund was born in Copenhagen in 1946, and from 1967 to 1973 studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She was awarded the Eckersberg Medal in 1997, and the Danish Arts Foundation’s Honorary Bursary in 2004. She designed and illustrated the new series of Danish banknotes.

 

Time

December 1 (Saturday) 16:30 - January 31 (Thursday) 16:00

Location

Veröld hús Vigdísar

Organizer

Stofnun Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur

05dec15:0017:00Icelandic Canadian Relations, Past and Present15:00 - 17:00 Veröld hús Vigdísar Event Organized By: Stofnun Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur Event Type :Event

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In celebration of Icelandic Canadian relations, past and present, the University of Iceland hosts a symposium on 5 December, in Veröld ‒ House of Vigdís, in collaboration with the Canadian Embassy in Iceland.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, prime minister, gives the opening remarks. Rev. Stefan Jonasson, editor of Lögberg‒Heimskringla, is the guest of honour. He is an ordained Unitarian minister, a widely-respected community leader, authority on organizational development, and award-winning historical scholar and folkorist. He lives in Winnipeg.

Programme

15:00-15:10 Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister: Opening Remarks.
15:10-15:20 Dr. Jón Atli Benediktsson, Rector, University of Iceland: The University of Iceland’s Relations with Canada and the Stephan G. Stephansson Endowment Fund.

15:20-15:30 Dr. Birna Bjarnadóttir, Project Manager, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute:
Icelandic Canadian Research Relations.

15:30-15:40 Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Ambassador: The Icelandic National League in Iceland.
15:40-16:10 Rev. Stefan Jonasson, Editor: Lögberg-Heimskringla. A Mirror of Icelandic Life Among North Americans.*

16:10-16:30 Discussions, Chaired by Dr. Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, Professor and Director of the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute.

16:30‒17:00 Refreshments.

*Abstract: The oldest continuously-published ethnic newspaper in North America, Lögberg-Heimskringla maintains a publishing presence that has connected and informed North American Icelanders from the 19th century to the present day. Now published in English, it continues to reflect the life of the Icelandic communities in Canada and the United States, inform them about current events in Iceland, and nurture an awareness of Icelandic history and culture.

 

Time

(Wednesday) 15:00 - 17:00

Location

Veröld hús Vigdísar

Organizer

Stofnun Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur

06dec17:0019:00Cafe Lingua 201817:00 - 19:00 Veröld hús VigdísarEvent Type :Event

Event Details

Café  Lingua  er  gátt  inn  í  mismunandi  menningarheima  og  er  tilvalinn  vettvangur  fyrir  þá  sem  vilja  efla  tungumálakunnáttu  sína  og  hafa  áhuga  á  að  spreyta  sig  á  ýmsum  tungumálum.  Markmið  Café  Lingua  er  að  virkja  þau  tungumál  sem  hafa  ratað  til  Íslands  og  hafa  auðgað  mannlíf  og  menningu.  Fólk  með  íslensku  sem  annað  mál  fær  tækifæri  til  þess  að  tjá  sig  á  íslensku  sem  og  að  kynna  móðurmál  sitt  fyrir  öðrum.

Viðburðir  haustsins  fara  fram  í  menningarhúsum  Borgarbókasafnsins,  í  Veröld  –  húsi  Vigdísar  og  í  Stúdentakjallara  Háskóla  Íslands.Allir  sem  hafa  áhuga  á  tungumálum  og  vilja  leggja  sitt  af  mörkum  til  tungumálalandslags  Reykjavíkur  eru  velkomnir.  Þátttaka  ókeypis.

Café  Lingua  er  samstarfsverkefni  Borgarbókasafnsins  og  Alþjóðlegrar  miðstöðvar  tungumála  og  menningar  sem  hefur  aðsetur  í  Veröld  –  húsi  Vigdísar.Aðrir  samstarfsaðilar:Mála  –  og  menningardeild,  íslenska  sem  annað  mál,  nemendafélögin  Linguae  og  Huldumál  við  Háskóla  Íslands  og  Íslenskuþorpið.

Time

(Thursday) 17:00 - 19:00

Location

Veröld hús Vigdísar

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