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Published Feb. 23, 2021 10:43 AM

When the Coronavirus hit the news in Norway, the lockdown came as a real shock, and raise a particular furore among owners of hytter. Their first response to the emerging crisis was to flee to the hytte, where they could be quite isolated in family units, and fend for themselves. But the official instructions were, as elsewhere, ‘Stay at Home’, and very quickly there came an even more explicit instruction, ‘do not go to the hytte’! In such a moment of crisis, with rising infection rates, the threat of a global pandemic, economic collapse and mass redundancies, Norwegians were arguing about whether they should be allowed to go to the hytte. How is this even possible?

Book cover 'nordic inheritance law through the ages'
Published Jan. 28, 2021 10:20 AM

A book chapter on inheritance and relationships has been published by Simone Abram in a book on Nordic Inheritance Law through the Ages: Spaces of action and legal strategies edited by Marianne Holdgaard, Au∂ur Magnúsdóttir and Bodil Selmer. The chapter was first presented at a seminar for the interdisciplinary research project “Foundations and Space of Action of Nordic Inheritance Law: Strategies, Relations and Historical Development c. 1100–2020”. The project was headed by Professor Lars Ivar Hansen, University of Tromsø, the Artic University of Norway. It was hosted and financed by The Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo during the academic year 2014–2015.