Icelandic Online Kids, a new online language course under development within the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of foreign Languages, recently received a generous grant from the Ministry of [...]
No classes will be taught in Veröld – House of Vigdís on 14 February due to dangerous weather conditions, that have been forcasted by the Icelandic Met Office. The office in Veröld will be [...]
This is a call for papers for the twelveth volume (2020) of Milli mála. The journal welcomes academic articles in the fields of language, literature, linguistics, translation studies, and [...]
The Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding has recently published the book Languages Open up Worlds – Words for Vigdís. The book is a translation of [...]
The Icelandic Language Council has awarded the Survival course of Icelandic Online, for contributing to the enhancement of the Icelandic language. The course was one of three projects that [...]
World renowned author Ian McEwan became the first recipient of the new Halldór Laxness International Literary Award today. The 15,000 euro prize is awarded to an internationally-recognised [...]
The annual meeting of the Vigdís international Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding for the year 2018 was held on 6 September 2019. The board of the Centre met in Veröld – [...]
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Gypsy / Romani Studies was held in Veröld – House of Vigdís at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík, 15-17 August, [...]
Dr Hólmfríður Garðarsdóttir is the new president of STÍL – the Association of Language Teachers in Iceland. Hólmfríður completed her doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin [...]
Seminar om hvordan det står til med det nordiske språkfelleskapet – ikke minst på universitetene i Norden. En ny utredning om undervisning av Nordens språk ved universiteter og høyskoler i Norden [...]
To celebrate the United Nations’ Year of Indigenous Langues 2019, Latin American Movie Days have a special focus on the indigenous people and languages of Latin America.
The International Mother Language Day was celebrated in Veröld – House of Vigdís today, 21 February. A big thank you goes to the school children from 3rd and 4th grade of Melaskóli that [...]
Italian movies will be screened in the main auditorium of Veröld – House of Vigdís, 7-28 February. All are welcome and admission is free.
This is a call for papers for the eleventh volume (2019) of Milli mála. The journal welcomes academic articles in the fields of language, literature, linguistics, translation studies, and [...]
A new book, Narratives of African American Women’s Literary Pragmatism and Creative Democracy, by Gregory Alan Phipps, Assistant Professor of English Literature at the University of [...]
Greenlanders had hardly ever been seen in Iceland, but in 1925 just under 90 of them came on a visit to Ísafjörður. This exhibition reveals how this visit had its roots in a quarrel between [...]
The annual report of VIMIUC – Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding has been published and can be downloaded here.
Grantees with Margareth II Queen of Denmark, representatives from the national museums in Iceland and Denmark, and the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages, rector of the [...]
In this first week of November, working groups of the International Standardization Organization (ISO) dedicated to the coding of languages met in Iceland for the first time. Language codes are [...]
In Other Wor(l)ds is the final seminar of the project Multilingualism and Diversity as a Resource in the Cultural Field, part of Norden 2020. The topics of the seminar are: “How can we [...]
Andrúm studio has been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019, for their design of Veröld – House of Vigdís. Veröld [...]
A statement from Sebastian Drude, the Managing Director of The Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding Yesterday evening, the world lost one of its major [...]