E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any thoughts or reviews you want to share on the blog. When you come back to school the IHGR library will host another Värsta boken-event, much in line with the one´s that have been before. See you in August!
Lördagen 19 juni kl. 17.00 traditionellt firande av Nya Kyrkans dag i Mullvaden Krukmakargatan 6, ingång genom grinden. Kortare tal, sång och musik. Svalkande dryck och lättare förtäring. Tips: ta med egen portion jordgubbar. Vi följer distansering enligt alla föreskrifter.
Söndagen 4 juli kl. 14.30 Krukmakargatan 6, Andrei Vashestov talar om Swedenborg och Amerika.
Söndagen 18 juli kl. 14.30, Krukmakargatan 6, Andrei Vashestov och Susanna Åkerman talar om Swedenborgs korrespondenslära.
Söndagen 8 augusti kl. 14.30, Krukmakargatan 6, Andrei Vashestov, Tanja Perskaja, och Susanna Åkerman talar om Swedenborg såsom siare.
If you have not returned all your text books, read more about how to do that here. Lastly, in a few days it´s also the 6th of June, Swedens National day. In celebration of that I´m re-posting the photo below. I wish you all a great summer, a nice 6th of June and I hope to see you in August.
8. The oldest example we have of the Three crowns as a symbol for Sweden is in a palace in France. The Three crowns are painted in the papal palace in Avignon. Sweden took part in the planning of a crusade in the 1330´s in the palace and the participants had their national heraldry painted in a fresco.
Bonus question. Earlier this year Elin Mellbergstedt, a Gothenburg local, was walking through Överåsparken in the dark. She was talking and livestreaming as she walked (she among other things hosts a pod about True crime). From behind a tree a strange ghostly/demonic looking face peeps out. She does not notice this at the time, but her audience points it to her in the comments to her stream. This event becomes a brief Online thing and is featured in media around the world.
Hi. I hope that you, staff & students of IHGR, would like to take part in a low-key summer reading project called Dystopia Book Club. Strange or scary books are not just for Halloween! So my idea is that you create an account on the site Manybooks and choose something from the Mystery & Thriller or Horror section/s.
When you have finished reading, or during reading, if you want to share thoughts, photos, ideas or a review of what you have read, E-mail me at email@example.com. Then I can post your thoughts on the library blog. If you would like to start your own, more advanced book club, have a look at this older blogpost to get a few pointers.
If you want to borrow an actual book from the IHGR library over the summer, you can of course do so if you are not a graduating student. Maybe you can find something suitable on the Paranormal, Sci-fi or Crime shelves?
It´s time for another IHGR staff quiz, the last one before the summer break! A lot of pictures/photos in the quiz this time. E-mail or PIM me your answers. Fine prizes to be won (books + candy)! Good luck!
In the painting below, from the national romantic period, we can see a dramatic episode from Nordic/Swedish history. The question is two-fold. What event is depicted and who´s the “evil” monarch on the right hand side? Half a point for one correct answer and a full point if you get them both right.
2. If a country has a unique alphabet it´s usually a source of national pride. Pictured below is an alphabet typical for one European nation. Name the country or the alphabet.
3. A beloved classic, for both children and adults, is Kenneth Grahame´s book The Wind in the Willows. Can you name the four main characters? 1 point for all four, half a point for 2 or 3.
4. In 1965 the Swedish police received new equipment, for example a truncheon. What did the police use instead of a truncheon up until 1965? 1965 is also the year when the Swedish police became a state police force. Up until then the police forces had all been local.
5. Classic subculture. Subcultures are not a new thing. In Sweden we had Swingpjattar (the American equivalent would be Zoots/Zoot suits) and Nalensnajdare in the 1940´s for example. Pictured below is a man belonging to a classic British subculture (still around today in one form or another). Name the subculture!
6. In Norse mythology there are two families/groups of gods. Odin, Thor and Tyr, for example, belongs to one of these families. Frey, Freya and Njord, for example, belongs to the other family. Name the two families. Half a point for one name and a full point for both names.
7. Local saints. Before the Lutheran reformation Sweden had quite a few local saints, Saint Eskil (the town of Eskilstuna is named after him), Saint Helena of Skövde, Saint Botvid (the Stockholm suburb of Botkyrka is named after him) and a few others. But after the reformation there has been very few new canonizations of Swedes within the Catholic church. But in 2016 a woman born here in Västergötland, in 1870, was declared a saint by the Catholic church. Name her!
8. The Three crowns is one of the national symbols of Sweden and it has been in use since at least the reign of king Magnus Eriksson. But the oldest depiction of the Three crowns, as a symbol for Sweden, is not found in the country of Sweden. It´s found in another European country. Name the country! A gold star if you can describe in what type of building it´s painted.
Tricky local paranormal bonus question. A few months back a local woman, Elin Mellbergstedt, experienced something very strange in a park in Gothenburg. I visited the park, Överåsparken, a while back and photographed the exact tree where it all happened (see picture below). Try to find information about this event and give a short description of what happened!