A. Medieval history.
My research in this field can be divided into six different categories:
i) World view and Icelandic nationality in the middle ages.
E.g. „Defining a Nation“, „The Schism that never was: Old Norse views on Byzantium and the Rus“, „On the Road to Paradise: ’Austrvegr’ in the Icelandic Imagination“, „Black Men and Malignant-Looking“ and „Vinland and Wishful Thinking“.
ii) Cultural Memory and Historiography in Medieval Iceland
iii) The History of the medieval church.
iv) Social and economic history of Iceland in the 12th and 13th centuries.
v) Other projects related to medieval history.
B. History of Breiðafjörður.
C. The Vikings in the East.
See the general website.
D. Other projects.
i) Jón Sigurðsson and the 19th century.
ii) History of science and technology.
iii) History of the politics of alcohol in Iceland.