HM Queen Margrethe II Distinguished Research Project
Updated: Feb 20, 2020
I am honored to announce that I was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship HM Queen Margrethe II Distinguished Research Project on the Danish-Icelandic reception of Nordic antiquity (grant number CF18_0500). My research project Writing (hi)stories: Danish Antiquarians and Their Reception of Old Norse Literature (1658—1814) examines the scholarly reception of Old Norse literature before N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783 –1872). It takes its point of departure in the scholarly work of Thormodus Torfæus (1636—1719), the Royal Historian of the Kingdom of Denmark-Norway and the author of "Series dynastarum et regum Daniæ", and Thomas Bartholin (1659—1690), the Royal Antiquarian and author of "Antiqvitatum Danicarum". This project examines not only their approaches to the historicity of Old Norse legendary sagas but also the influence they had on later generations of Danish-Icelandic scholars.