Icelandic Heritage in North America Book Launch at INLNA

  • May 12, 2023
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm MDT
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Room KC305

Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir (Editor), Höskuldur Thráinsson (Editor), Úlfar Bragason (Editor)

Icelandic Heritage in North America offers an in-depth examination of Icelandic immigrant identity, linguistic evolution, and legacy.

Join Birna Bjarnadóttir for the launch of Icelandic Heritage in North America at the Icelandic National League of North America (INLNA).

Icelandic Heritage in North America is a celebration of cultural inheritance and the evolution of language. Mapping the language, literature, and history of Icelandic immigrants and their descendants, this collection, translated and expanded for English-speaking audiences, delivers a comprehensive overview of Icelandic linguistic and cultural heritage in North America. Drawn from the findings of a three-year study involving over two hundred participants from Manitoba, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, and the Pacific West Coast, Icelandic Heritage in North America reveals the durability and versatility of the Icelandic language.


Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir is professor emerita of Second Language Studies at the University of Iceland, former dean of the Faculty of Languages and Culture, and director of the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute.