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(Chapter; Bokkapittel, 1999)
The development of the Internet and the World Wide Web has given libraries many new opportunities to disseminate organized information about internal and external collections to users. One of these possibilities is to make separate databases for information or services not sufficiently covered by the online public access catalog (OPAC) or other available databases. What’s new is that librarians can ...
Before and After 1773 : Central European Jesuits, the Politics of Language and Discourses of Identity in the Late Eighteenth Century Habsburg Monarchy Habsburg Monarchy
(Peer reviewed; Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2015-07)
Om akademisk danning med utgangspunkt i Kants sensus communis og "Hva er opplysning?"
(Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2010)
Individual Development and Collective Change: A Dynamic Approach to University Teacher Training
(Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2019-06-24)
University teacher training is often centered around extensive courses and seminars, and may have limited impact on improving teaching practice. We suggest this may be due to faculty perceiving what is being taught as not immediately relevant for solving concrete, practical challenges they face in their everyday practice. Further, lasting change in teaching practice requires a collective effort. We ...
Experiencing the Arctic in the Past: French Visitors to Finnmark in the Late 1700s and Early 1800s
(Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2017)
This chapter traces three elite French visitors to northern Norway who travelled there long before the area began receiving attention as a tourist destination per se. Drawing on archival records and relevant literature, it recounts the travel experiences of the three visitors, who showed interest in the Arctic environment and its people in the late 1700s and early 1800s. The first story comes ...
Hope for the future? Students’ attitudes towards entrepreneurship, innovation, and international mobility
(Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2018)
Møre and Romsdal is historically an innovative and internationally oriented region, which is dependent on a workforce that can act entrepreneurially, be innovative within existing companies and cultivate connections with international markets. This study explores whether students at NTNU in Aalesund are up for the task. The findings are promising for Møre and Romsdal and indicate that students have ...
V3 in Germanic: A comparison of urban vernaculars and heritage languages
(Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2018)
It is well known that varieties of Germanic do not display a strict V2 system whereby the finite verb is in the second position in main clauses. In this paper, we compare the Germanic heritage language American Norwegian with the Germanic urban vernacular Kiezdeutsch. We focus on declarative V3 structures and compare V3 properties in Kiezdeutsch with data from American Norwegian across several ...
Networking the Republic of Letters
(Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2019)
In recent years it has become common to speak about the republic of letters as a network. But this was not always the case. Rather, it is the product of a specific set of conditions: the confluence of readily available digitized documents, computational power to analyse that data, and a ready acceptance of the ‘network perspective’ in the popular consciousness. In our increasingly interconnected ...
Did Astronomy Constitute a Denominationally Neutral Space within the Republic of Letters? An Outline for the Use of Visualization Tools in the Study of Astronomical Correspondence
(Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2019-06-30)
Numerous astronomical observatories were established across Europe over the course of the eighteenth century, rendering astronomy a distinct sub-branch of the Republic of Letters. Arguably, by the mid eighteenth century astronomy functioned as a denominationally neutral space and constituted a scientific discipline in the modern sense. Jesuits, Benedictines, Lutherans, Anglicans, Calvinists – all ...
Puncturing Parts of History’s Blindness: South Saami and South Saami Culture in Early Picture Postcards
(Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2019-02-02)
In this chapter, I discuss early picture postcards of South Saami and South Saami culture from approximately 1880–1950. The point of departure is Tromsø University Museum’s collection of more than 3800 postcards with Saami motives as well as the postcard exhibition ‘With an eye for the Sámi’ at Perspektivet Museum in the same city. While postcards of Saami have a bad reputation as objects of contempt ...