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Arbitration committees in 19th-century Iceland

This research project, funded by the University of Iceland Research Fund, explores the work of arbitration committees and their societal role in 19th-century Iceland. Its focus is twofold:

First, the project conducts quantitative research into the work of arbitration committees and the people who brought their cases to seek arbitration in their affairs.

Second, it explores how arbitration was performed by all parties involved and how the system of arbitration was used by Icelanders to settle disputes through claim-staking and other means.