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"Ibsen on the World's Stage" The Kautokeino Rebellion, the Sámi people
"Male Elegance and the Vestimentary System:
On Belonging and Exclusion"
"The Cartoons That Shook the World"
Sigur Rós and Heima "Arctic Research on Svalbard's Icy Margins"
"Edvard Munch Film (dir. Peter Watkins, 1974)" "DeCODE Me! On Personal Genomics"
"Folk Fiddling Across Sweden: A Smörgåsbord of Musical Traditions" "Crisis for European Social Democracy? A Swedish Perspective"
"Nordic Larp: Grassroots Expression and Playful Art"
 

Vigdis Ystad's lecture: "Ibsen on the World's Stage"

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"Ibsen on the World's Stage" by Vigdis Ystad and German & Scandinavian Studies, UMass Amherst is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License

Selected Texts by Dr. Ystad

"Focus on Ibsen"

"Peer Gynt: Adventurer, Fraud, Poet and Seeker of Truth?"

Henrik Ibsen and Egypt

"Suicides in Ibsen's Plays"

Biographical Information, Henrik Ibsen

"The Dramatist: Henrik Ibsen" by Bjorn Hemmer (University of Oslo)

"Ibsen: A Life" by Thomas Van Laan (Rutgers University)

Ibsen Online Resources

Centre for Ibsen Studies, University of Oslo (Norwegian) (English)

Ibsen.net

Searchable Database of Ibsen's Plays in Norwegian

Ibsen's Letters, Speeches, and Articles (Norwegian)

Ibsen's Manuscripts in Facsimile (ca. 19,600 pages)

International Ibsen Bibliography

Ibsen as Artist

Current Ibsen Drama Productions Worldwide

Ibsen Studies (international scholarly journal dedicated to Henrik Ibsen)

Web Resources for the Study of Ibsen (from the Centre for Ibsen Studies)

Ibsen Society of America

The Kautokeino Rebellion and the Sámi people'

Video of Presentations by Kathleen Osgood Dana and Richard Jones-Bamman (made available under a Creative Commons license)

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Assorted Resources

Film trailer for The Kautokeino Rebellion

Detailed production information for The Kautokeino Rebellion

Short article on the making of The Kautokeino Rebellion

Nils Gaup filmography

“Changes in Film Representations of Sami Culture and Identity” by Norwegian literary scholar Anne-Kari Skarðhamar

Informative page on Sámi culture (with an emphasis on musical traditions) from University of Texas at Austin

Documentary film on “Yoik” (traditional Sámi vocal music)

Northside Records Artists Pages (US record label for Scandinavian music including Sámi artists Mari Boine and Wimme)

Centre for Saami Studies, University of Trømso, Norway

Extensive Pages of Links on Saami Culture, Language, History, etc., from the Centre for Saami Studies

University of the Arctic

Sámi University College in Kautokeino/Guovdageaidnu

Sámi musician Mari Boine (who contributed to the soundtrack of  “The Kautokeino Rebellion”)

Official Home Page

Mari Boine on MySpace

Interview with Mari Boine from Rootsworld magazine

Louise Wallenberg's Lecture: "Male Elegance and the Vestimentary System: On Belonging and Exclusion"

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"Male Elegance and the Vestimentary System: On Belonging and Exclusion" by Louise Wallenberg and German & Scandinavian Studies, UMass Amherst is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License

Assorted Resources

Swedish Film Institute (founded by Harry Schein) (English)

Brief History of the Swedish Film Institute

Schein Obituary by the Ingmar Bergman Foundation

Guardian Newspaper Obituary for Actress Ingrid Thulin, Wife of Harry Schein

Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University

Publications by Dr. Louise Wallenberg

Jytte Klausen: "The Cartoons That Shook the World"

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"The Danish Cartoons and Muslim-West Relations" by Jytte Klausen and German & Scandinavian Studies, UMass Amherst is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Klausen's book The Cartoons That Shook the World and the surrounding discussion/controversy

The Cartoons That Shook the World

Statement by John Donatich, Director of Yale University Press, on the publisher’s decision not to reproduce the Danish Muhummad cartoons in The Cartoons That Shook the World

New York Times Article on the Yale University Press Decision

Interview with Professor Jytte Klausen in Brandeis Now (2009)

Audio Interview with Jytte Klausen About the Cartoon Controversy on the Program “Electric Politics”

“Free Speech at Risk” website by Professor Gary Hull (Duke University)

Selected Viewpoints, Analyses, and Background for the Cartoon Controversy and its Aftermath

The Original Twelve Cartoons from Jyllands-Posten

Timeline of the Muhammad Cartoon Controversy

Guardian (UK) newspaper articles on the cartoon controversy

A Mideast Perspective on the Cartoons (National Public Radio story)

“Why I Drew the Cartoon: The ‘Muhammad Affair’ in Retrospect” by Danish Cartoonist Kurt Westergaard (Guest editorial in The Daily Princetonian)

“The Danish Caricatures Seen from the Arab World” by Ana Belen Soage, University of Granada (Article from Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, 7: 3 [2006]: 363-69)

“After the Danish Cartoon Controversy” by Pernille Ammitzbøll and Lorenzo Vidino (Article from Middle East Quarterly, Vol. XIV, No. 1 [Winter 2007]: 3-11)

Sigur Rós and Heima

Band website

Heima website

Sigur Rós MySpace Page with Song Samples

Screaming Masterpiece Documentary on Icelandic Music

Iðunn Society for Traditional Icelandic Rímur

Short Article on Rímur and Other Traditional Forms of Icelandic Singing by Writer Andri Snær Magnason

Julie Brigham-Grette: "Arctic Research Immersion on Svalbard's Icy Margins"

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The Svalbard Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

More Svalbard REU Images

James Balog's work, Extreme Ice Survey

Julie Brigham-Grette's article in Earth magazine: "The Thrill to Drill in the Chill"

The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), the World’s Northernmost Higher Education Institution

Climate System Research Center

El'gygytgyn Drilling Project

The Svalbard Pages: General Information About Svalbard

Svalbard Images

Norwegian Polar Institute: Svalbard Pages

Svalbard Science Forum

Svalbard Links from the Svalbard Science Forum

Edvard Munch Film (dir. Peter Watkins, 1974)

Film Website

Film Review

Peter Watkins' Homepage

Gísli Pálsson: "DeCODE Me! On Personal Genomics"

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Selected Publications by Gísli Pálsson Related to Human Genome Research

“Spitting Image.” Anthropology Now 1:3 (2009): 12–22.

 “Biosocial Relations of Production.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 51:2 (2009): 288–313.

“The Web of Kin: An Online Genealogical Machine.” In S. Bamford and J. Leach, eds., Kinship and Beyond: The Genealogical Model Reconsidered. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2009. Pp. 84–110.

“The Rise and Fall of a Biobank: The Case of Iceland.” In Herbert Gottweis and Alan Peterson, eds., Biobanks: Governance in Comparative Perspective. London: Routledge, 2008.

“Genomic Anthropology: Coming in from the Cold?” Current Anthropology 49:4 (2008): 545–68.

“How Deep is the Skin? The Geneticization of Race and Medicine.” BioSocieties 2:2 (2007): 257–73.

“Nature and Society in the Age of Postmodernity.” In Aletta Biersack and James Greenberg, eds., Reimagining Political Ecology. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006. Pp. 70–93.

“Appropriating Family Trees: Genealogies in the Age of Genetics.” In Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet Benda-Beckmann, and Melanie G. Wiber, eds., Changing Properties of Property. New York: Berghahn Books, 2006. Pp. 309–329.

“Of Althings!” In Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel, eds., Making Things Public: Atmospheres of Democracy. Cambridge, MA.: MIT Press, 2005. Pp. 250–57.

(With Paul Rabinow) “The Iceland Controversy: Reflections on the Trans-National Market of Civic Virtue.” In Aihwa Ong and Stephen J. Collier, eds., Global Assemblages: Politics, and Ethics as Anthropological Problems. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005. Pp. 91-103.

“Decoding Relatedness and Disease: The Icelandic Biogenetic Project.” In Jean-Paul Gaudillére and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, eds., From Molecular Genetics to Genomics: The Mapping Cultures of Twentieth-Century Genetics. London: Routledge, 2004. Pp. 180–99.

“The Life of Family Trees and the Book of Icelanders.” Medical Anthropology 21:3/4 (2002): 337–67.

(With Kristín Harðardóttir) “For Whom the Cell Tolls: Debates about Biomedicine.” Current Anthropology 43:2 (2002): 271-301.

(With Paul Rabinow) “Iceland: The Case of a National Human Genome Project.” Anthropology Today 15:5 (October, 1999): 14–18.

"Spitting Image" online article from Anthropology Now

Personal Genetic Information Companies

DeCODE Genetics (Reykjavík, Iceland)

23andMe

Other Selected Publications by Gísli Pálsson

“Hot Bodies in Cold Zones: Arctic Exploration” (about Canadian-Icelandic anthropologist-explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson)

Professor Pálsson’s biography of Stefansson, Travelling Passions: Stefansson, the Arctic Explorer

"Folk Fiddling Across Sweden: A Smörgåsbord of Musical Traditions"

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"Folk Fiddling Across Sweden: A Smörgåsbord of Musical Traditions" by lydia ievins, Andrea Larson, and German & Scandinavian Studies, UMass Amherst is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

Links

lydia ievins music

Montague Scandia

lydia's Northlands CD

Crisis for European Social Democracy? A Swedish Perspective

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"Crisis for European Social Democracy? A Swedish Perspective" by Thomas Bodström and German & Scandinavian Studies, UMass Amherst is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

Related material:

Thomas Bodström Homepage (Swedish)

Thomas Bodström's Novels (Swedish)

Einhorn, Eric. “Liberalism and Social Democracy in Western Europe” in Comparative Democracy and Democratization, H.J. Wiarda, ed. (2001)

Nordic Larp: Grassroots Expression and Playful Art

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"Nordic Larp: Grassroots Expression and Playful Art" by Markus Montola and German & Scandinavian Studies, UMass Amherst is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

Links

What is Nordic Larp?

NordicLarp.org

Markus Montola

Nordic LARP blogsite

The Larpwright

The Nordic Larp Discourse

International Journal of Role-Playing

Interactive Dramas Journal

 

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