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.
Author: M. Michael Brady
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.
M. Michael Brady reviews the show Atlantic Crossing, which retells the story of Princess Märtha’s historical exile in the United States.
In this edition of Words about words, M. Michael Brady discusses the origins of the term romjul, the period between Christmas and New Year’s.
Fridtjof Nansen’s last pubilc lecture was on how skis glide over snow, presented here in its first English translation, by M. Michael Brady.
Not every patent becomes a reality, but not for lack of value, such as a 1898 Norwegian patent for a (climate-friendly?) “cycle sleigh”.