announcement, Dutch, modern

Joik in Disneyfilm Frozen

De nieuwste Disneyfilm ‘Frozen’ opent met een joik van de Zuid-Samische componist Frode Fjellheim. Het verhaal van ‘Frozen’ is losjes gebaseerd op De Sneeuwkoningin van Hans Christian Andersen en Disney heeft zich voor de achtergronden en designs sterk laten inspireren door Noorwegen. Een team van Disney is in 2012 naar onder andere Bryggen en de Borgund… Continue reading Joik in Disneyfilm Frozen

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announcement, boardgames, Celtic, English, Old Norse

The Chessmen Unmasked exhibition

The Lewis Chessmen (or, more correctly: gaming pieces) are currently on tour for the Exhibition "The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked. Currently they are in The National Museum of Scotland. On their website you can find loads of interesting information concerning the pieces and current research. Exhibition: The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked On the website you can also… Continue reading The Chessmen Unmasked exhibition

announcement, boardgames, English, Medieval, modern

Games Britannia

Games Britannia @ BBC 4 Episode 1 - Dicing with Destiny Three-part series presented by historian Benjamin Woolley about popular games in Britain from the Iron Age to the Information Age, in which he unravels how an apparently trivial pursuit is a rich and entertaining source of cultural and social history. In part one, Woolley… Continue reading Games Britannia