Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora <p>Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica ('Classic Studies of the Northern Lights') is a series of digitized books, with&nbsp;introductions in the form of&nbsp;biographical&nbsp;essays and detailed summaries of contents. All content is Open Access. High resolution images are available upon request.</p> Septentrio Academic Publishing en-US Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica 2535-7425 Biographical Introduction; Theodor Kittelsen's Illustrations; Interpretation and Summary of Contents https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/6405 <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> Corinna Hoffmann Lea Meissner Per Pippin Aspaas Copyright (c) 2021 Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica 2021-12-23 2021-12-23 12 1 28 10.7557/16.6405 Høifjeld og Fjeldfolk [1927] https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/6403 <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> Theodor Caspari Copyright (c) 2021 Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica 2021-12-23 2021-12-23 12 1 151; 1-161 10.7557/16.6403 Norsk Høifjeld [1911] https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/6402 <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> Theodor Caspari Copyright (c) 2021 Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica 2021-12-23 2021-12-23 12 1 134 10.7557/16.6402 Norsk Høifjeld [1898] https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/6401 <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> Theodor Caspari Copyright (c) 2021 Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica 2021-12-23 2021-12-23 12 1 176 Friedrich Christoph Mayer and his theory of the aurora borealis https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/5786 <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> Eric Chassefière Copyright (c) 2021 Eric Chassefière 2021-04-08 2021-04-08 12 1 5 10.7557/16.5786 De Luce Boreali https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/5785 <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> Friedrich Christoph Mayer Copyright (c) 2021 2021-04-08 2021-04-08 12 121 130 10.7557/16.5785 De Luce Boreali https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/5784 <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> Friedrich Christoph Mayer Copyright (c) 2021 Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica 2021-04-08 2021-04-08 12 351 367 10.7557/16.5784 Dansk Folkekalender for 1841 https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/5706 <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> Selskabet for Trykkefrihedens rette Brug Copyright (c) 0 2020-11-25 2020-11-25 12 i xxiv; 1-180 10.7557/16.5706 Translation of Ørsted's unsigned article on 'Nordlyset' (1840) https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/5663 <p>English translation of Ørsted's original article.</p> Kira Moss Copyright (c) 2020 Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica 2020-10-12 2020-10-12 12 1 10 10.7557/16.5663 Nordlyset https://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/aurora/article/view/5662 <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> Hans Christian Ørsted Copyright (c) 2020 2020-10-12 2020-10-12 12 171 180 10.7557/16.5662