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University of Manitoba Icelandic Field School

Class moves outside as poet EirÝkur Írn Nor­dahl visits the 2011 Icelandic Field School Group for a lecture at the University Centre.
Class moves outside as poet EirÝkur Írn Nor­dahl visits the 2011 Icelandic Field School Group for a lecture at the University Centre.
Department of Icelandic Language and Literature at the University of Manitoba offers a field school in Icelandic language and literature.

The aim of the course is to explore Icelandic culture, highlighting the relation between nature, culture and environment. This field school program will offer instruction around the country in cooperation with the University of Iceland in Reykjavík and the University Centre of the Westfjords. Icelandic writers, poets and visual artists will also give readings and performances.

In 2010 a three-day event was organised in connection with the group´s stay in the Westfjords, World Light - World Song. The event featured a literary symposium, a concert, a hike in the breath-taking Westfjord nature as well as a sailing trip. For more information please follow this link.

The Icelandic Field School is expected to bring a group of students to the Westfjords in the summer of 2014.

Courses previously offered:
Contemporary Culture: Iceland here and now
Medival Culture: Sagas and Mythology
Conversational Icelandic

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"Iceland is a place where the four elements seem to be engaged in a constant battle for dominance over the lives of its inhabitants. This provides an exciting, if sometimes demanding, backdrop to the CMM programme. It's hard to imagine an environment better suited to preparing students for the challenges of a career in natural resource management."

Alan Deverell, Great Britain, CMM student 2009-2010

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