Mathias Nordvig

Nordic Program Head Mathias Nordvig featured in Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine

March 6, 2023

Nordic Program head Professor Mathais Nordvig was featured in Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine ! Check out the story to learn more about Prof. Nordvig's research interests in witchraft, magic, and understandings of volcanoes; his podcasts Nordic Mythology (cofounder) and The Sacred Flame ; and more.

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Mathias Nordvig publishes new book: Volcanoes in Old Norse Mythology

Aug. 9, 2021

Volcanoes in Old Norse Mythology details how Viking Age Icelanders, migrating from Scandinavia to a new and volcanically active environment, used Old Norse mythology to understand and negotiate the hazards of the island. These pre-Christian myths recorded in medieval Iceland expound an indigenous Icelandic theory on volcanism that revolves around...

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Nordic Program Celebrates Lucia

Jan. 30, 2019

The Nordic program hosted a Lucia celebration on Dec. 12, 2018. Lucia is a popular holiday tradition in the Nordic countries, a festival of candles, music and holiday treats, calling for the return of light into the dark skies of the Nordic winter. SWEA Barnkör (Swedish Women’s Educational Association), a...

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Nordic Program welcomes Ann-Kristin Wallengren

Nov. 1, 2018

The Nordic program at Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures joined in the world-wide celebration of the work of Swedish film and theater director Ingmar Bergman on October 17. Guest lecturer Ann-Kristin Wallengren, professor in film studies and dean of the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Religious Studies...

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April 3, 2018

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Two-day Workshop on Language Proficiency with Walter Hopkins

Nov. 20, 2017

GSLL recently hosted a two-day workshop for CU language instructors on proficiency-oriented instruction and measures of language proficiency, organized by Merete Leonhardt-Lupa, GSLL Swedish instructor. Guest speaker was Walter Hopkins, Assistant Director of Language Instruction for Spanish in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University (MSU)...

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GSLL Multilingual Fitness and Yoga Class

Nov. 20, 2017

The GSLL first annual Multilingual Fitness and Yoga class was held on Nov. 13 in the CU Rec Center. In honor of International Education Week, fitness instructors representing Sweden, Germany and Russia instructed the class in their native languages. The hard-working participants experienced the three Indo-European languages in a linguistically...

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Nordic Instructor Publishes New Translation of Viking Sagas

Oct. 26, 2017

Hackett Publishing Company has published its second book by Jackson Crawford. The Saga of the Volsungs, with The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok continues the project Crawford began in 2015 with the publication of his bestselling translation of The Poetic Edda, which renders the most important source of the myths of...

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Jackson Crawford to speak and sign new book at Boulder Bookstore in November

Oct. 10, 2017

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Nordic Club activities in spring 2017

July 11, 2017

The Nordic Club and its president Chris Bittel were busy this semester. Apart from the monthly screenings of popular Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, and Icelandic movies, we had several singular events, which proved quite popular among CU’s students. In late February, the Nordic Club hosted the traditional Danish Fat Tuesday...