Davíð Ólafsson

Davíð Ólafsson, MA in history from the Univesity of Iceland, is the country's leading expert on diaries as a historical source, and has written extensively on the subject. His groundbreaking research on the scope of the Icelandic diary-writing in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries has in fact opened up a new way of dealing with historical questions concerning this time period. He is currently a member of the Reykjavík Academy, a co-chair of the Center for Microhistorical Reasearch, and is working on research on literacy and popular culture as a doctural student at University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
13 January 2013