Category: Norwegian Heritage

The Search for Thor

Mørketid by Randi Millman-Brown Thor Jensen, 36, moves from Oslo to Hammerfest. He is promoted to bank manager, becomes engaged, and takes a one-month hiking trip through occupied Finnmark in 1941. By the end...

The Norwegian seaman in decline

The last old salt M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Norwegians have heeded the call of the sea ever since the Vikings set sail in their longships. With time, that inclination engendered a shipping sector...

Rules that restrain

Janteloven M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Restraint in fear of recrimination lies deep in Norway, as persuasively argued by Aksel Sandemose (1899–1965), a Danish-born Norwegian experimental novelist. He went to sea in his youth,...

Princess Sophia

Unknown Titanic of the West Coast

A hundred years ago, the Princess Sophia sank off Canada, leaving no survivors David Moe Sun City, Calif. 8, the Canadian Pacific passenger ship SS Princess Sophia sank at sea. At 10 p.m. Oct....

NAHA

On writing history

Norwegian-American Historical Association looks at creative ways of conveying history Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA) held its Biennial Meeting and Seminar on Writing History...

Varangian trade routes

Sharing more than borders

Scandinavia and Russia have deep ties Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The connection between Scandinavia and Russia extends far beyond the borders they share. The very name Russia is derived from Rus, a tribe of...

Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929)

Notable Norwegians With M. Michael Brady In June 2007, the International Conference on Institutional Economics was held in the Valdres district of Norway, marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of economist and sociologist...

NY’s top trombone

Norwegian Per Brevig elected president of the Musicians Club of New York Musicians Club of New York New York The Musicians Club of New York has elected Per Brevig as its 20th president. The...

The Search for Thor

Psychic insights by Randi Millman-Brown Thor Jensen, 36, moves from Oslo to Hammerfest. He is promoted to bank manager, becomes engaged, and takes a one-month hiking trip through occupied Finnmark in 1941. By the...