RECEPTION: Monday, 5 August
On Monday afternoon/evening, after the workshops, we will meet for an informal reception at Georg Morgenstierne Building, on campus. The reception is included in the conference fee, and features snacks and drinks.
EXCURSIONS: Wednesday, 7 August
For Wednesday afternoon, starting after lunch, you have three excursion options:
Excursion option 1 – City sightseeing, Viking ships, Norwegian Folk Museum (open-air)
If you haven’t already seen the famed Viking ships, you now have the opportunity. This tour takes you on a sightseeing in the city centre by bus, before we go on to the Viking Ship Museum. After having admired the ships, we walk across to the Norwegian Folk Museum, the world’s oldest open-air museum, where you can enjoy a pleasant stroll past and through traditional buildings from various parts of Norway. Among many other things, the museum features a stave church from the 12th century, as well as a block of flats containing flats decorated in styles from different decades of the 20th century.
Duration: 3 hours. Cost: NOK 280.
Excursion option 2: City sightseeing, Ski Museum, ski jump tower
Ready for a thrill and not afraid of heights? See you at the Holmenkollen ski jump tower, then. This excursion includes a guided tour of the city centre by bus, and a visit to the Ski Museum and the ski jump tower, which, needless to say, offers a great view of Oslo.
Duration: 3 hours. Cost: NOK 190.
Excursion option 3: The Gustav Vigeland sculpture park and the Vigeland Museum
One of the main attractions of Oslo is the monumental Vigeland sculpture park, completed between 1939 and 1949. This excursion takes you on a pleasant guided walking tour through the park, and you will also have the opportunity to visit Vigeland’s atelier and learn how he made his sculptures.
Duration: 2 hours. Cost: NOK 140.
CONFERENCE DINNER: Thursday, 8 August
Join us for the conference dinner underneath the chandeliers at beautiful Gamle Logen, the old Freemasons' Lodge, now used for concerts, banquets and balls. After the three-course dinner, you may want to engage in a bit of twist and shake on the dance floor with your favourite historical linguist.
Cost: NOK 490 (heavily sponsored).