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About the department

Building 27 The Department of Nordic Research was established in 2003 as a conglomerate of the former Arnamagnaean Institute, Institute of Dialectology and Institute of Name Research.

The department has three main tasks, namely research, teaching and consultancy work within the fields of interest of the three sections. These include, first and foremost: Norse, Icelandic and Faroese language and literature, Danish dialects, regional languages and sociolects as well as Danish and Nordic place-names and personal names.