The Icelandic Research Fund

Following is a list of projects funded by the Icelandic Research Fund 2016-2021, where the PI is a member of the Centre for Research in the Humanities.

Grants of Excellence

2021

  • Árni Daníel Júlíusson and Ramona Harrison (with Axel Kristinsson, Árni Hjartarson, Egill Erlendsson, Howell Magnus Roberts and Elín Ósk Hreiðarsdóttir): Power, Wealth and Pandemic in Two Valleys: Svarfaðardalur, Hörgárdalur and their hinterlands ca. AD 870–1500 (Institute of History).

2019

  • Jón Ólafsson (with Björg Thorarensen, Valur Ingimundarson and Stefanía Óskarsdóttir): Democratic Constitutional Design: Negotiating Civic Engagement, Institutional Control and the Common Good (EDDA - Centre of Excellence)

2018

  • Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon (with Már Jónsson, Davíð Ólafsson, Sigurjón B. Hafsteinsson, Anna Lísa Rúnarsdóttir, Gavin Murray Lucas, Þóra Pétursdóttir and Kristján Mímisson): My Favorite Things: Material Culture Archives, Cultural Heritage and Meaning (Institute of History).

2016

  • Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir and Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson (with Ari Páll Kristinsson, Ásgrímur Angantýsson, Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, Guðbjörg Andrea Jónsdóttir, Charles Yang, Joel Constine Wallenberg, Laurel MacKenzie, Noel P. Ó Murchadha, Elín Þöll Þórðardóttir, Anton Karl Ingason and Ásrún Jóhannsdóttir): Modeling the Linguistic Consequences of Digital Contact (MoLiCoDiLaCo) (Institute of Linguistics).

Project Grants

2021

  • Ásdís Rósa Magnúsdóttir and Irma ErlingsdóttirThe French Wave in Icelandic Theatre: 1960-2000 (Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute).
  • Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon and Guðrún Valgerður StefánsdóttirBíbí in Berlin. Disability Studies and Microhistory – A New Academic Approach (Institute of History) (in collaboration with the School of Education).
  • Thomas Brorsen Smidt and Guðbjörg Ottósdóttir (with Ásta Kristín Ingvarsdóttir): Queer Refugees in Queer Utopias: Inclusions and Exclusions (in collaboration with the School of Social Sciences).

2020

  • Elmar Geir Unnsteinsson (with Daniel W. Harris): Insincerity for Fragmented Minds (Instititue of Philosophy).
  • Íris Ellenberger (with Erla Hulda Halldórsdóttir, Gerardine Meaney, Anu Koivunen, Cormac O'Brien, Kaisa Ilmonen, Anne Mulhall, Peter Edelberg and Ásta Kristín Benediktsdóttir): From sexual outlaws to model citizens: The relations between queer sexualities and nationality in Iceland 1944–2010 (in collaboration with the School of Education).

2019

  • Finnur Ulf Dellsén (with Insa Lawler): Understanding Progress in Science and Beyond (Instititue of Philosophy).
  • Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson and Cherlon Usser (with Nicole Dehé, Einar Freyr Sigurðsson, Jim Wood and Hjálmar P. Petersen): Ditransitives in Insular Scandinavian (Institute of Linguistics). 
  • Sif Ríkharðsdóttir (with Þórhallur Eyþórsson, Carolyne Larrington, Frank Brandsma and Massimiliano Bampi): Emotion and the Medieval Self in Northern Europe (Institute of Research in Literature and Visual Arts).
  • Sverrir Jakobsson (with Þórir Jónsson Hraundal): Legends of the Eastern Vikings (Institute of History).

2018

  • Björn Þorsteinsson and Sigríður Þorgeirsdóttir (with Donata Schoeller, Claire Petitmengin, Andreas Roepstorff, Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir and MaryJeanne Larrabee): ECT - Embodied Critical Thinking (Instititue of Philosophy).
  • Orri Vésteinsson (with Jette Arneborg, Christian Koch Madsen, Ólafur Eggertsson, Gurli Meyer, Karsten Secher and Sólveig Guðmundsdóttir Beck): Sticks and Stones. Raw Material Use in Norse Greenland (Institute of History).

2017

  • Ragnheiður Kristjánsdóttir and Erla Hulda Halldórsdóttir (with Þorgerður H. Þorvaldsdóttir): In the Wake of Suffrage. Icelandic Women as Cultural and Political Agents, 1915-2015 (Institute of History).
  • Guðmundur Jónsson (with Árni Daníel Júlíusson, Björgvin Sigurðsson, Ólöf Garðarsdóttir and Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir): The Pillars of Rural Society. Family and Household Economy in Early Eighteenth Century Iceland (Institute of History).

2016

 

Postdoctoral Grants

2021

  • Caroline BattenWhole, Holy, Healthy: Body and Self in Medieval Scandinavia (Institute of Research in Literature and Visual Arts).
  • Skafti IngimarssonCommunist Lives: Approaching the Icelandic Communist Movement from a Biographical Perspective. The Role of
    Einar Olgeirsson (Institute of History).
  • Valgerður PálmadóttirWomen bringing societies to a standstill: Icelandic women's strikes and their international influences (Institute of History).

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

 

Doctoral Grants

2021

2020

  • Ermenegilda Rachel Müller (supervisor Margrét Eggertsdóttir): Origins and Impact of the First Icelandic Printed Collections of Sagas (Institute of Research in Literature and Visual Arts).
  • Katrín Lísa van der Linde Mikaelsdóttir (supervisor Haraldur Bernharðsson): Norwegianisms in Icelandic Manuscripts from 1350 to 1450 (Institute of Linguistics).
  • Sigrún Birgisdóttir (supervisor Ólafur Rastrick): Transformation of Territory: How Tourism Effects Change in Architecture and Landscapes as Studied Across an East-West Transect of 64°Latitude in Iceland (Institute of Research in Literature and Visual Arts).
  • Svava Sigurðardóttir (supervisor Henry Alexander Henrysson): Blurred Boundaries? Understanding Role-Specific Duties and Responsibilities in Medical Practice and Genomics. The Case of Iceland (Instititue of Philosophy).

2019

  • Bjarni Gunnar Ásgeirsson (supervisor Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir): The Textual Tradition of Njáls saga: The Case of Skafinskinna (Institute of Research in Literature and Visual Arts).
  • Björn Reynir Halldórsson (supervisor Valur Ingimundarson): The Icelandic Women's Alliance: Challenging a Political System from a Feminist Perspective (Institute of History).
  • Ole Martin Sandberg (supervisor Sigríður Þorgeirsdóttir): Philosophy and Democratic Crisis: Anthropological Assumptions as Self-Fulfilling Prophecies (Instititue of Philosophy).

2018

2017

  • Gústav Adolf B. Sigurbjörnsson (supervisor Björn Þorsteinsson): Worlds Beyond Mine: A Phenomenological Analysis of the Epistemology of Empathy and Communication (Instititue of Philosophy).
  • Jon Simon Markússon (supervisor Þórhallur Eyþórsson): Icelandic and Faroese: A Cognitive Analysis of Morphological Change (Institute of Linguistics).
  • Sævar Ari Finnbogason (supervisor Jón Ólafsson): Legitimacy Puzzles: Deliberative Mini-publics and Representative Democracy (Instititue of Philosophy).
  • Védís Ragnheiðardóttir (supervisor Ármann Jakobsson): The Emergence and Development of Indigenous Riddarasögur: The Case of Exempla (Institute of Research in Literature and Visual Arts).

2016

  • Nanna Hlín Halldórsdóttir (supervisor Sigríður Þorgeirsdóttir): Vulnerable in a Job Interview. From Butler's Ethics to a Marxist Politics (Instititue of Philosophy).
  • Vanessa Monika Isenmann (supervisor Kristján Árnason): Computer-Mediated Cummunication in Iceland. Language Use in Informal Environments and its Public (Institute of Linguistics).
  • Yoav Tirosh (supervisor Ármann Jakobsson): Textinn í farþegasætinu: Handritageymd og bókmenntagreinaflokkun Ljósvetninga sögu (Institute of Research in Literature and Visual Arts).

 

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