Personal Statement:

Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon is currently a Professor of Cultural History, Department of History and Philosophy at the University of Iceland. He is furthermore chair of the Center for Microhistorical Research (www.microhistory.org). He has written seventeen books and numerous articles published in Iceland and abroad. His latest books in English are: Wasteland with Words. A Social History of Iceland (London: Reaktion Books, 2010), What is Microhistory? Theory and Practice (London: Routledge, 2013), co-authored with István M. Szijártó and Minor Knowledge and Microhistory (London: Routledge, 2016), co-authored with Davíð Ólafsson. Sigurður Gylfi is the founder and one of three editors of a book series named: “The Anthology of Icelandic Popular Culture” (Sýnisbók íslenskrar alþýðumenningar) which has so far published twenty books, mostly on the topics of egodocuments and everyday-life history. He is also co-editor with István M. Szijártó of a new international book series, Microhistories, published by Routledge. He is a visiting scholar at the the History Department at University of California, Santa Barbara for the academic year 2016–2017.