Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon

Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon is an Icelandic historian and chair of the Center for Microhistorical Research at the Reykjavik Academy in Iceland. He graduated from the University of Iceland and defended his doctoral dissertation at Carnegie Mellon University in the USA in 1993. In his research Dr. Magnusson has focused on popular culture as it is expressed in life writing and other personal sources (first person sources), but also on the methodological issues concerning memory, ideology, and historical inquiry in modern scholarship. He is the founder of a book series called "Anthology from Icelandic Popular Culture", and he has led a group of scholars who have used and developed microhistorical approach in historical research in Iceland.

13 January 2013