History suggests that the traditionally accepted origin of the word “Viking” may not be entirely accurate. M. Michael Brady shares a different origin story.
Author: M. Michael Brady
In Norway, all residents are required to have a Helsebok (Health Booklet), an official permit and record of an individual’s use of health services.
A new book by Norwegian physician Kaveh Rashidi examines challenges medical professionals face in providing services to the public.
Time travel back to 12th-century England to learn about the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and the origins of the word “wedding” in this Words about Words.
This issue’s Words About Words feature dives into the Old Norse etymology of the word “call,” and explores the word’s political meanings in modern Britain.
A recently published book in Norway takes a deep dive into the history of the Jewish experience of World War II in Norway.
Explore the old Norse origins of the word “cake”, its journey through the English language, and its development in Scotland, the “Land of Cakes.”
Denmark and Norway facilitated the transportation of 100,000 enslaved peoples from West Africa to the Carribbean during the slave trading centuries.
M. Michael Brady explores the origins and journey of the word “cast” from the Old Norse to the present day in this issue’s Words about Words.
Center Party leader Trygve Slagsvold Vedum’s background has greatly influenced his success over the last few years, marking him as a politician to watch.