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Civil Servants in Small Societies 1650 – 1850

19.05.2018 - 12:07

Høyonn med høyvogn i 1927

Demographic Growth – A Drive to Development

25.04.2018 - 15:08

The cultural landscape or that part of it which is still green and inviting to the eye has been shaped by the farmers’ toil down through the generations. At one time almost all of us were farmers. We see that the crofting system faded away as emigration to the towns and to America relieved the pressure.

From Øygarden towards Hjeltefjorden

Hordaland – a historic region

19.05.2018 - 12:08

“We have raised a house in God’s honour; Jesus came with consecration and peace, So for our community let there be God’s word in this holy place”

The Chapel and the Layman’s Movement

18.11.2017 - 19:14

Den kristelege lekmannsrørsla, den frilynde norskdomsrørsla og den politiske sosialradikalismen er ideologiske motpolar, men kulturelt og politisk er dei på linje – demokratiske folkerørsler.

The old church at Strandebarm

The Church and the Monastery

19.05.2018 - 12:16

The Rosendal Barony

The Great Landowners, Gentry and Monasteries

19.05.2018 - 12:10

 “A Wedding in Kingservigs Rectory”

The Norwegian Language Movement and the Two High Cultures

18.11.2017 - 20:16

The year 1849 was the breakthrough year for the National Romantic movement in Norway. It was in that year that Ole Bull, the renowned fiddler brought the Millerboy  from Telemark to the concert hall in the capital.

Classroom

The School

18.11.2017 - 20:16

The little white painted school house, the village school, often set between knolls and little woods in the outer fields, placed as centrally as possible between the farms that made up the school district, is the key symbol of the education society, a principal cultural factor.

Farm woman

The Women in Farmhouse Life

18.11.2017 - 20:17

Kvinnene hadde ein sentral plass i det gamle bondesamfunnet. Fiskarbonden på kysten og langs fjordane var ofte ei kvinne, og i mangesysleriet på gardane var det full likestilling.

Primstav frå Tveit i Kvinnherad

The Wooden Calendar- Tradition and popular belief

18.11.2017 - 19:25

The old Norwegian farmers’ calendar, the wooden calendar staff, follows the Norse system of reckoning time, and divides the year into a summer half, and a winter half.