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Prestaköll - Hagþenkir Award 2019

05.03.2020

Hagþenkir,  the Association of Non-fiction and Educational Writers in Iceland conferred on Wednesday 4 March it´s special award for academic work of outstanding quality  at a ceremony in the National Library to Björk Ingimundardóttir for a book in two volumes about parishes in Iceland called Prestaköll, sóknir og prófastsdæmi á Íslandi I-II, published by the National Archives of Iceland. The Accreditation Council says about the book: "A comprehensive reference book with maps that facilitate an overview of the country's history and are useful in many long-term studies. A great historical work. ” The award was granted by Hagþenkir's chairman, Svanhildur Kr. Sverrisdóttir. Ragnheiður Ólafsdóttir performed music at the ceremony. On this occasion, a small exhibition has been set up in the National library displaying, among other things, manuscripts from the National Archives used for the compilation of the book; a visitation book from the East Fjords, a book on the church at Nes in Aðaldalur and a map showing parishes in Vestur-Landeyjar and a part of Hvolhreppur in Rangárvallasýsla county in 1767.


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