The Nordic Branch of the International Arthurian Society was re-founded in 2012 after the branch had been dormant for years. The Nordic Branch forms part of the International Arthurian Society; a network of people who take a scholarly interest in the literature, art and film of all periods centred on the Arthurian legend, as well as the history and archaeology of the post-Roman and medieval period in Western Europe.
Each year the International Arthurian Society publishes a Bibliography containing references to, and brief synopses of, the majority of relevant scholarly books and articles published worldwide; this is supplied free to members. The Society also publishes the peer-reviewed Journal of the International Arthurian Society, which is included in the member fees.
The primary objective of the Nordic Branch is to establish a network of scholars working on Arthurian material of all times at Nordic universities, that is Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Scholars in the Baltic countries who are working in the same field are welcome to join the Branch.
The branch aims at being inclusive and open to any researcher working in related fields and seeks to foster a supportive community for young scholars who are entering the field and to promote collaboration across Scandinavia as well as across the Nordic borders with colleagues in the other branches.
Board of the Nordic Brach:
President: Dr. Sif Ríkharðsdóttir (University of Iceland)
Treasurer/ Secretary: Dr. Bjørn Bandlien (University College of Southeast Norway)
Bibliographer: Dr. Sofia Lodén (Stockholm University)
Board members and founders of the branch 2012-2015:
President: Dr. Stefka G. Eriksen (University of Oslo)
Treasurer/ Secretary: Dr. Sif Ríkharðsdóttir (University of Iceland)
Bibliographer: Dr. Bjørn Bandlien (University College of Southeast Norway)