University of Iceland

Viking and Medieval Norse Studies

A two-year Nordic Master’s Programme that offers an interdisciplinary approach to Viking and Medieval Scandinavia.

Icelandic as a second language

Studies in Icelandic as a second language are an excellent choice for students who want to improve their practical and/or academic skills in Icelandic.

School of Humanities

Research and publications

Research and publications

Centre for Research in the Humanities 

The Centre for Research in the Humanities provides a common forum for research and research-related activities within the School of Humanities. The Centre was founded in 1998 as an effort to strengthen the institutional framework for research, coordinate the activities of the different  research institutes active within the School, and facilitate research collaboration with scholars and institutes at other universities.

Membership in the Centre extends automatically to all academic staff and doctoral students  in the School of Humanities. Membership can also be granted to postdoctoral and visiting scholars associated with the School.

The Centre publishes a journal in Icelandic (Ritið), with contributions from across the humanities, and hosts an annual humanities conference.

The Centre is committed to interdisciplinary research and seeks to encourage and support cooperation and research projects involving scholars from different fields, locally and internationally.

The Centre is an umbrella organisation comprising the following nine main institutes:

The institutes regularly publish monographs and book series, as well as organizing local and international seminars and conferences.

The Centre’s project manager works in close contact with representatives of the various research institutes, and with the Dean of Humanities, who is also the Chair of the the Centre’s board.

Location and contact information
The office of the Centre is part of the main office of the School of Humanities, located on the top floor in the Main Building (Aðalbygging).

The Centre's project manager can be reached by phone: (+354) 525 4462, or via e-mail:

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