Færøerne 1911 – set af den danske fotograf Anders Peter Hansen

Eitt feigdartíggjuár í Leirvíkar Søgu 1874-1883New book with unique photographs from the Faroe Islands 1911.

Steffen Stummann Hansen:
Færøerne 1911 – set af den danske fotograf Anders Peter Hansen.
Forlagið Søga Føroya/
History Press Faroe Islands 2013.

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New publication: A Danish-Faroese visit to Shetland in 1899

“Steffen Stummann Hansen tells how a survey of Shetland’s agriculture impressed our island neighbours in the 19th century in In the footsteps of Governor Pløyen: a Danish-Faroese visit to Shetland in 1899″ (Shetland Times 17th March 2012).

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New publication on early church sites in the Faroe Islands

Steffen Stummann Hansen:
Early Church Sites in the Faroe Islands. A Survey & a Discussion
Acta Archaeologica Vol. 82 (Archaeology. North Atlantic to the Baltic on to the Mediterranean. December 2011), 53-78
Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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The paper presents a survey of the early church sites and against this background discusses the early church topography and religious landscape of the Faroe Islands, its wider North Atlantic context, and beyond.

Eitt feigdaráratíggju í Leirvíkar søgu 1874-1883

Eitt feigdartíggjuár í Leirvíkar Søgu 1874-1883New publication on Leirvík’s history

Steffen Stummann Hansen:
Eitt feigdaráratíggju í Leirvíkar søgu 1874-1883
Forlagið Søga Føroya/
History Press Faroe Islands 2011

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The book analyses the five tragic accidents, which hit the community in Leirvík on Eysturoy during the decade 1874-1883, and describes the physical and social environment in which they took place.

Fólk í Leirvík í 1901

Fólk í Leirvík í 1901, Steffen Stummann Hansen og Kristian Martin Eliasen, History Press Faroe Islands

Fólk í Leirvík í 1901 – í myndum og teksti

Steffen Stummann Hansen & Kristian Martin Eliasen

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Forlagið Søga Føroya /History Press Faroe Islands published in December 2010 the book Fólk í Leirvík í 1901 – í myndum og teksti.

The authors have spent years collecting old photographs (from before 1925) of the 309 residents who lived in the village of Leirvík on Eysturoy by the census in 1901. This has resulted in a unique visual cross section of the village’s history.