The Arnamagnæan Institute

Tne Arnamagnæan Institute is a research centre focused on philology, manuscript studies and language studies, specifically West Norse (Icelandic, Norwegian and Faroese) and East Norse (Swedish and Danish) in addition to modern Icelandic and Faroese. 

    The centre is home to several collections, the most important one is the Arnamagnæan manuscript collection which comprises around 3000 items. Around 1400 are in Copenhagen, and the rest has been given back to Iceland.  In 2009 the collection was added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in recognition of its historical value.
    Read about the collection.

    In collaboration with the Arnamagnæan Commission the institute publishes the series Bibliotheca Arnamagnæana and Editiones Arnamagnæanæ. A new series of digital editions, Editiones Arnamagnæanæ Electronicæ, is under development.




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    Battista, SimonettaDictionary editor +45 353-35729E-mail
    Driscoll, Matthew JamesProfessor +45 353-28471E-mail
    Hansen, Anne MetteAssociate professor +45 353-28713E-mail
    Helgadottir, ThorbjørgDictionary editor +45 353-28490E-mail
    Højme, CharlotteDictionary assistant +45 353-28488E-mail
    Isaksen, JógvanAssociate professor +45 353-28479E-mail
    Jensson, GottskálkAssociate professor +45 353-28473E-mail
    Jóhannsson, Ellert ÞórDictionary editor +45 353-28504E-mail
    Kjeldsen, Alex SpeedAssistant professor, tenure track +45 353-35737E-mail
    Lassen, AnnetteAssociate professor +45 353-28491E-mail
    Sigurdardottir, AldisDictionary editor +45 353-35745E-mail
    Wills, Tarrin JonDictionary editor +45 353-34072E-mail