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Medieval Histories 08.02.2014
About heimskringla.no on the Medieval Histories website: Heimskringla
Levende Historie 06.01.2012
About heimskringla.no on the magazine Levende Historie website: Heimskringla.no runder 3000 dokumenter
Kulturverk.com - KULTURVERK magasin for kultur og natur 06.05.2011
Wessobrunner Gebet – Oldhøytysk bønn med røtter til førkristen tid.
Read the report at: Kulturverk.com
Norden nu 04.10.2009
Foreningen Nordens blad, Denmark: Norden nu Nr. 4 - oktober 2009 s. 22.
Press Release 24.04.2009
Press Release from heimskringla.no
The project "heimskringla.no" expands its collection of texts and opens a new database.
The Nordic internet project "Heimskringla", also known as "Old Norse texts and poetry", expands its collection of texts and opens a new database today. The new database uses the wiki technology, and the project has got a clearer and a more user-friendly layout. The project, that aims to provide Old Norse literature on the internet is based on voluntary collaborations and is developed without official support.
In addition to source texts in the original language readers will find several texts translated into the later Scandinavian languages, classical scholarly works and other background material, in particular from before 1900. The project has a digital mailbox where the public can place relevant questions. New projects under development are, among others, Finnur Jónsson´s «Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning» and a Norwegian translation of the Eddic poems published by Gustav Antonio Gjessing in 1899, together with a biographic overview. Already present in the project are both the Prose Edda and the Eddic poems in several Scandinavian translations, in addition to an important assortment of Old Norse skaldic poems, rímur, sagas of the Icelanders, sagas of ancient times and the king´s sagas. Nearly 1700 unique texts. The database contains also rich overview over external web resources, a so-called e-library.
The Project "Old Norse texts and poetry" is based in Norway and was founded by the Icelander Jon Julius Sandal in 2002. Together with his Danish partner, Carsten Lyngdrup Madsen and the Faroese artist Anker Eli Petersen, and a handful volunteers, they have created the biggest searchable collection with Old Norse texts on the internet.
Old Norse News 01.08.2008
Report on heimskringla.no in the internet periodical Old Norse News by professor Chris Abram (Department of Scandinavian Studies, University College London): Website Watch: Heimskringla.no
Lokalavisen Groruddalen 04.10.2007
Interview with Jon Julius Sandal in the local newspaper Lokalavisen Groruddalen: Urnorsk kulturspreder
Interview with Jon Julius Sandal in icelandic radio (RÚV) about the Heimskringla-project: Laugardagsþátturinn 12. mai 2007
Interview with Kjell Tore Nilssen in icelandic radio (RÚV) about his Norwegian translations of the Legendary sagas (Fornaldarsaga): Noregur: menntaskólakennari þýðir fornaldarsögur
Aust Agder Blad 30.01.2007
Interview with Kjell Tore Nilssen in Aust Agder Blad about his Norwegian translations of the Legendary sagas (Fornaldarsaga): Sagaoversetteren (The Saga translator)
Språknytt 4/2006 (s. 29)
Report on heimskringla.no in Språknytt 4/2006 (periodical from The Norwegian Language Council): Språk på nett (Language on the Internet)
Nettmagasinet forskning.no 20.06.2006
Report on heimskringla.no and interview with project leader Jón Júlíus Filippusson in the internet magazine forskning.no. forskning.no is an initiative of Norway’s research council and is owned by a group of central Norwegian research and educational organisations. : Idealister får Edda på nettet (Idealists bring the Edda to the Net).
Nettavisen Neste Klikk 20.06.2006
Report on heimskringla.no in the internet periodical nesteklikk.no: Ein som gjer noko av kjærleik (One who does something out of love).
Report on heimskringla.no in the internet periodical ITavisen.no: Legger Edda på nett (putting the Edda on the net).
Press Release 05.06.2006
Pressemelding fra Kulturformidlingen norrøne tekster og kvad
The Norrøne tekster og kvad project has reached a new milestone, passing the 1000 document mark.
The Norwegian internet project Norrøne tekster og kvad, which opened to the public last year, has steadily widened its collection of Old Norse source texts and folkloric material and has now published 1000 individual documents. The project, which has been run without public support up until now, is a community project and its aim is to make Old Norse literature available on the Net. In addition to source texts in the original language, various translations, classical academic texts and other background material can be accessed in the modern Scandinavian languages. This includes Snorri’s Edda and eddic poetry in several different translations, Old Norse skaldic poetry, Icelandic sagas and Snorri’s Kings’ Sagas. The project has also made available a good selection of articles and folkloric material from all the Nordic countries, including Faeroese ballads and medieval texts.
The Norrøne tekster og kvad project is managed by the Icelander Jón Júlíus Filippusson who, together with Dane Carsten Lyngdrup Madsen, Faeroese artist Anker Eli Petersen, and a handful of other volunteers, has built up the largest searchable collection of Old Norse texts on the Net.
Internet address: www.heimskringla.no
Information is available in all Nordic languages and also in English, German, Spanish and Russian.
Illustrert Vitenskap - Historie Nr. 6-2006 (The Illustrated Academic - History No. 6-2006)
Report on heimskringla.no in the Illustrert Vitenskap’s new magazine Historie published in Norwegian and Danish. For some unusual reason the project is accessed through a ‘short link’ to the Danish information website (www.kortlink.dk/2kbp).
Old Norse on the Internet
During the day, 37-year-old Icelander Jón Júlíus Filippusson works at a nursery in Oslo, but his free time is devoted to the publication of Old Norse literature. With this in mind he has set up a website for Old Norse prose and poetry from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Faeroe Islands and Iceland. Amongst the Danish texts are Saxo Grammaticus’ Gesta Danorum translated from Latin by Ms. Winkel Holm, and Nordiske Gudekvad (Nordic religious poetry), translated by Thøger Larsen.
The website Norrøne Tekster og Kvad contains a steadily growing collection of Old Norse literature, including the works of Saxo.