Research in the Department of Scandinavian Studies encompasses the languages, literatures, cultures and histories of all the countries of the Nordic region. We approach these in ways that are both multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary; that are both national but also comparative and inter-cultural; and that are synchronic but also diachronic, encompassing the period stretching from the Viking middle ages to the present day. Staff research interests include the following:
- Medieval Scandinavian Studies: Old Norse literature (Erin Goeres) and medieval history (Haki Antonsson).
- Modern Scandinavian and comparative literature (Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen, Claire Thomson)
- Scandinavian linguistics (John Mitchinson)
- Modern Nordic history (Mary Hilson)
- Icelandic film and culture (Helga Hlaðgerdur Luthersdottir)
- Scandinavian Film (Claire Thomson)
- Music history and musicology (Annika Lindskog)
- Critical theory (Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen and Claire Thomson)
For more information about research in the Department, please use the links below:
- Postgraduate students
- Research seminars
- UCL Eprints - online publications by members of the Department
- The Viking Society for Northern Research is based at UCL. The Society publishes an annual journal, Saga-Book, as well as monographs, essay collections, critical editions and translations.
- The Department of Scandinavian Studies is home to Norvik Press - the UK's only press specialising in Scandinavian culture. In addition to scholarly works and translations of Nordic literature, we publish the peer-reviewed journal Scandinavica and the periodical Swedish Book Review. Please click on the links below for more information.