https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/issue/feed Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica 2021-12-23T11:16:01+01:00 Per Pippin Aspaas per.pippin.aspaas@uit.no Open Journal Systems <p>Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica ('Classic Studies of the Northern Lights') is a series of digitized books and other texts, with introductions in the form of biographical essays and detailed summaries of contents. All content is Open Access.</p> https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/6405 Biographical Introduction; Theodor Kittelsen's Illustrations; Interpretation and Summary of Contents 2021-12-23T11:16:01+01:00 Corinna Hoffmann none@uit.no Lea Meissner none@uit.no Per Pippin Aspaas per.pippin.aspaas@uit.no <p>The twelfth volume in the series consists of <em>Norsk Høifjeld</em>, a work of prose and poetry written by Theodor Caspari and illustrated by Theodor Kittelsen and several other artists. In the various editions of the work, the aurora borealis figures in Caspari's text as well as in some of Kittelsen's illustrations. The introduction derives from an MA course in Scandinavian literature entitled ‘Dem Polarlicht auf der Spur. Wissenschaftshistorische und kulturwissen­schaftliche Erkundigungen’, given by Marie-Theres Federhofer at Humboldt University Berlin in 2019. The introduction has been written by the student Corinna Hoffmann, the student Lea Meissner, and Per Pippin Aspaas from UiT's University Library. It consists of a brief biographical sketch on Theodor Caspari, an introduction to Theodor Kittelsen's illustrations, and an interpretation and summary of contents of three of the altogether five editions of <em>Norsk Høifjeld</em> that were issued in Theodor Caspari's lifetime.</p> 2021-12-23T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/6403 Høifjeld og Fjeldfolk [1927] 2021-12-23T09:55:58+01:00 Theodor Caspari none@uit.no <p>This collection, published in Oslo in 1927, includes the fifth edition of <em>Norsk Høifjeld</em> along with other related works by Theodor Caspari. It is richly illustrated, with Th. Kittelsen among the artists.</p> 2021-12-23T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/6402 Norsk Høifjeld [1911] 2021-12-23T09:44:32+01:00 Theodor Caspari none@uit.no <p>This is the fourth edition of <em>Norsk Høifjeld</em>, published in Kristiania (Oslo) in 1911 with illustrations by A. Bloch, Th. Holmboe, Th. Kittelsen, Eiv. Nielsen, and Karl Uchermann.</p> 2021-12-23T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/6401 Norsk Høifjeld [1898] 2021-12-23T09:34:48+01:00 Theodor Caspari none@uit.no <p>This is the first edition of <em>Norsk Høifjeld</em>, published in Kristiania (Oslo) in 1898 with illustrations by A. Bloch, Th. Holmboe, Kaulum, Th. Kittelsen, Eiv. Nielsen, and Karl Uchermann.</p> 2021-12-23T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/5786 Friedrich Christoph Mayer and his theory of the aurora borealis 2021-06-18T13:39:54+02:00 Eric Chassefière per.pippin.aspaas@uit.no <p>The eleventh volume in the series presents two articles on the aurora borealis by Friedrich Christoph Mayer (1697–1729), a mathematician at the Imperial Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg. The first paper, titled “De Luce Boreali” (On the Northern Light), was presented during a session at the newly founded Academy in October 1726. It was printed two years later (1728) in the very first volume of its official periodical, the <em>Commentarii Academiae Scientiarum Imperialis Petropolitanae</em>. The second paper, also bearing the title “De Luce Boreali”, constitutes the author’s ‘second thoughts’ on the matter. It was presented during a session in October 1728 but was not printed until after Mayer’s death, in the fifth volume of the <em>Commentarii </em>(1735). Both papers are included in facsimile in this issue of <em>Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica.</em></p> <p>Eric Chassefière, member of the <em>Histoire des sciences astronomiques</em> team of the SYRTE laboratory at the Observatoire de Paris, has written an introduction to Mayer’s life and works with a special emphasis on his theory of the aurora borealis. In his introduction, Chassefière also recounts how Mayer’s theory was received by other eighteenth-century savants.</p> 2021-04-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Eric Chassefière https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/5785 De Luce Boreali 2021-04-08T13:52:04+02:00 Friedrich Christoph Mayer per.pippin.aspaas@uit.no <p>This is Friedrich Christoph Mayer's second article "De Luce Boreali" (On the Nothern Light), as published in the <em>Commentarii Academiae Scientiarum Imperialis Petropolitanae </em>Tomus IV ad annum 1729 (printed 1735).</p> 2021-04-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2021 https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/5784 De Luce Boreali 2021-04-08T13:52:00+02:00 Friedrich Christoph Mayer per.pippin.aspaas@uit.no <p>This is Friedrich Christoph Mayer's first article "De Luce Boreali" (On the Nothern Light), as published in the <em>Commentarii Academiae Scientiarum Imperialis Petropolitanae </em>Tomus I ad annum 1726 (printed 1728).</p> 2021-04-08T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/5706 Dansk Folkekalender for 1841 2020-11-26T11:09:37+01:00 Selskabet for Trykkefrihedens rette Brug per.pippin.aspaas@uit.no <p>This is the entire issue of <em>Dansk Folkekalender 1841</em>, as published by Selskabet for Trykkefrihedens rette Brug [Society for the Proper Use of the Freedom of the Press] in 1840.</p> 2020-11-25T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 0 https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/5663 Translation of Ørsted's unsigned article on 'Nordlyset' (1840) 2020-10-12T10:14:37+02:00 Kira Moss kiramoss@hotmail.com <p>English translation of Ørsted's original article.</p> 2020-10-12T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/5662 Nordlyset 2020-11-25T23:25:31+01:00 Hans Christian Ørsted per.pippin.aspaas@uit.no <p>This is the unsigned article 'Nordlyset' (The Northern Light), written by Hans Christian Ørsted, as published in <em>Dansk Folkekalender </em>for the year 1841 (published 1840).</p> 2020-10-12T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020