Žingeyraverkefniš

English below

 

Markmišiš meš Žingeyraverkefninu er aš rannsaka Žingeyrar ķ Hśnažingi sem menningar- og valdamišstöš ķ lengri tķma. Tališ er aš Hśnavatnsžing hafi veriš haldiš į žar į fyrri hluta žjóšveldisaldar en į Žingeyrum var sķšan frį 1133–1551 rekiš klaustur af reglu Benedikts, lengst allra klaustra į Ķslandi. Eftir lokun klaustursins settust svo aš į Žingeyrum umbošsmenn Danakonungs. Sįu žeir um klaustureignirnar, auk žess aš starfa sem sżslumenn. Įriš 1812 komst jöršin sķšan ķ einkaeigu žegar klausturhaldarinn og sżslumašurinn Björn Ólsen keypti hana af Danakonungi. Hafši hann žį haft umsjón meš Žingeyraklaustursumboši um įtta įra skeiš.

Uppgröftur į Žingeyrum hófst eftir margra įra undirbśning sumariš 2018 žegar fjįrframlag var veitt til hans śr Fornminjasjóši. Undirbśningurinn, sem žį hafši stašiš yfir frį įrinu 2014, var fjįrmagnašur fyrir framlög frį Rannsóknasjóši, landeigendum, Heklu bķlaumboši og CreditInfo.

Nżr įfangi hófst ķ rannsóknum į Žingeyrum voriš 2020 žegar fjįrframlag var veitt til žeirra śr sjóšnum RĶM (Ritmenning ķslenskra mišalda). Į komandi įrum veršur lögš sérstök įhersla į aš kanna žį ritmenningu sem einkenndi starfsemi Žingeyraklausturs, annars vegar meš rannsókn į varšveittum handritum žašan og hins vegar fornleifauppgrefti į rśstum žess. Mišaš er viš aš vinna viš žennan įfanga muni standa til įrsloka 2024.

 

The Žingeyrar project

The objective of the project is to study Žingeyrar in Hśnažing as a center of culture and governance over a long time. It is believed that the assembly for the Northern quarter of Iceland, Hśnavatnsžing, was held there during the first decades of the Icelandic Commonwealth period (AD 930–1262). During the period from 1133–1551 a Benedictine monastery was operated there – longest of all monasteries operating in Iceland. After the closure of the monastery, agents of the Danish king resided at Žingeyrar as the keepers of the monastic properties. They also acted as the local sheriffs on his behalf. In 1812 Žingeyrar came into private ownership but this was when the sheriff Björn Ólsen bought it from the Danish king.

Excavation at Žingeyrar began after many years of preparation in the summer of 2018 when a financial contribution was granted to the project for one season from the Archeology Fund. The preparations were financed for contributions from Icelandic Research Fund, landowners, the Hekla car dealership and CreditInfo.

In 2020, a new epoch started in the project with funding from a new fund, RĶM.  A special emphasis will be placed on examining the literary culture that characterized the activities of Žingeyraklaustur. This will on the one hand be done through a study of preserved manuscripts from there but on the other hand archeological excavations on its ruins. This epoch is expected to last until the end of 2024.