the ring from Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Nordic sources

Sept. 13, 2023

As a philologist, the author of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy drew extensively from Nordic language and mythology when creating the world of Middle Earth, notes CU Boulder expert who teaches a popular course on the topic.

Nordic boats on the water

As all things Nordic become chic, scholar steps in

Feb. 21, 2023

Through scholarship and a popular podcast, CU Boulder professor Mathias Nordvig brings the Viking Age to the 21st century

The Wanderer's Hávámal

The Wanderer's Hávámal

April 3, 2020

The Wanderer's Hávámal

Stack of books

With private boost, CU launches Finnish courses

Feb. 17, 2016

The Program in Nordic Studies has begun offering Finnish‐language courses at the University of Colorado Boulder. It’s noteworthy because it’s such a rare language, and the courses are offered for full credit, which means the courses can satisfy a foreign‐language requirement.