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Creation Myths of the North: An Exhibit of Student Artwork

September 16, 2022 — 
The Department of Icelandic Language and Literature has established a "free play" tradition which encourages students to pursue original projects and create new works inspired by Old Norse myths and legends. Creation Myths of the North: An Exhibit of Student Artwork shows some of the pieces created by students over the last few years.

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Runes from rare Scandinavian book.

Global News: U of M acquires rare medieval Scandinavian book

September 9, 2022 — 
'This guy's role in terms of preserving medieval Icelandic literature is incredible and then to produce this kind of scholarly work about it is just amazing'

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Runes from rare Scandinavian book.

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Libraries acquires rare medieval Scandinavian book

August 8, 2022 — 
UM Libraries, Archives & Special Collections has recently purchased the first edition of Ole Worm’s 'Runir, seu, Danica literatura antiqvissima' (Runes, or, the ancient literature of the Norse people)

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Lecture: The Colour of Hell

March 3, 2016 — 
The Colour of Hell, Icelandic Sagas and the Occult, is free and open to all

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Grettir’s Saga roundtable discussion and performance

October 7, 2015 — 
Are you interested in Vikings, monsters, and supernatural curses? This October, the Icelandic Department presents two roundtable discussions of the medieval classic, Grettir's Saga

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Black and wite map with ripples coming from Winnipeg

Celebrating the film My Winnipeg

March 3, 2015 — 
Special events featuring Guy Maddin, film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum, and professors George Toles and Jonah Corne

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Icelander shares the wisdom of traditional Anishinaabeg teacher Garry Raven

February 6, 2015 — 
Introducing a new book

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Embrace your inner Viking at Islendingadagurinn

August 1, 2014 — 
A celebration of Icelandic culture, aided by U of M's department of Icelandic language and literature

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