After nearly a year of planning and preparation, it is with great
pleasure that we announce the formal launching of a unique online
resource, Galinn Grund Online, now accessible at:
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GALINN GRUND ONLINE?
Founded in California over 15 years ago, the Galinn Grund Viking
Center and Library serves as an between the world of contemporary
scholarship and serious students of Viking-Age history, culture, and
mythology, regardless of their educational status or affiliation.
Galinn Grund makes the best of contemporary Viking-Age scholarship
available to researchers, students, academicians, and independent
scholars and promotes the free exchange of information, ideas, and
research. The foundationís new website, Galinn Grund Online, will
continue to advance these objectives by means of the following
The site features an extensive and growing selection of reviews of
the best (and worst) contemporary scholarship on Viking-Age history,
culture, and religion.
The Conferences page offers up-to-the-minute information on upcoming
scholarly conferences and symposia, including calls for papers and
reports on recent events.
The Gallehus horn
Replica of gold drinking horns
Runic inscription on upper rim
The Runic Studies page features serious essays, reviews, and
announcements concerning serious contemporary scholarship on runic
inscriptions, historical rune magic, and related topics.
The Galinn Grund Viking Center Library includes thousands of books
and journal articles by the top modern scholars in Old Norse
studies, runography, and related disciplines. These have been
organized into bibliographies by subject area, which can serve as
reading lists or study guides for researchers. Some material can be
downloaded for use by researchers, subject to international
copyright restrictions. Bibliographical listings are currently
posted for Runic Studies and the Prose Edda. Bibliographies for the
Poetic Edda and Myth & Religion will be up soon, followed by many
more specialized topic listings.
The websiteís Links page connects site users to a unique network of
scholars, journals, and organizations whose interests, objectives,
and dedication to the methods of modern scholarship are compatible
with Galinn Grund's.
SOON TO COME:
The only on-line resource of its kind, the Galinn Grund Working
Papers page will post the full text of publishable or recently
published scholarly papers by users of the site, along with
discussion drafts of works in progress.
The Viking-Age Poetry page will feature workshops, guidelines, and
examples of the major forms of eddic and skaldic verse.
Using the latest Wiki technology, Galinn Grund's Encyclopaedia of
the Eddas will offer a comprehensive, carefully documented resource
for users with a serious interest in the poems, events, characters,
and themes of the Elder Edda. Each entry will be cooperatively
drafted by registered users, subject to careful editorial review.
Finally, the siteís discussion list will allow user to interact in
the advancement of their research interests and the foundationís
© 2006 Galinn Grund Viking Center.
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