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Centre for Ibsen Studies

The Centre for Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo has as its aim the strengthening and co-ordinating of Ibsen research nationally and internationally.

Henrik Ibsenís Writings

Henrik Ibsenís Writings is a new historical-critical and annotated edition of all Ibsenís writings.

Ibsen festivals and conferences in Norway and abroad

Ibsen`s significance for cultural and spiritual life is reflected in the many festivals and conferences that are arranged with their basis in his life and works. Below you will find descriptions of Ibsen festivals and conferences that are arranged on a regular basis.

Ibsen in China

Ibsen in China is the web page of Chinese-Nordic Cultural Centre at Nanjing University, China. The page holds updated information about Ibsen productions, conferences and seminars in China.

Ibsen International

Ibsen International is a company established in 2010, which aims to contribute with developing arenas where Norway can display important national aspects within the fields of art, culture, business and development, through a dialogue based on candour, tolerance and respect to gain new insight and long-term relations.

Ibsen museums

Norway has three Ibsen museums, the Ibsen House in Grimstad, the Ibsen Museum in Skien and the Ibsen Museum in Oslo.

Ibsen Stage Company

Since 2001 Ibsen Stage Company and its predecessor Dale Teater Kompani have staged a total of twelve productions of seven plays on the London fringe. Five of these have been Ibsen dramas in original translations: Rosmersholm, A Doll’s House, Pillars of Society, Little Eyolf and Peer Gynt.

Ibsen Studies

Ibsen Studies is the only international journal devoted to Henrik Ibsen, and is therefore a central publication both for Ibsen researchers the world over and for those with a more general interest in the author and his lifeīs work.

Skien ó Ibsenís Home Town

Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien 20th March 1828. At first the family lived in Stockmanngården, a residential building by the town’s market square and after that in Altenburggården, a building a little further up from the centre. In 1834, the family moved into the outskirts of Skien. Henrik was seven years old then. He lived in this town until he was fifteen years old. Skien has a broad variety of activities and ventures originating from its famous citizen’s life and work.

Theatre museums and archives in Norway

Two theatre museums and a collection of theatre archives in Norway contain Ibsen material of particular interest: the Bergen Theatre Museum, the Theatre Archives in Bergen and the Theatre Museum in Oslo.

The Ibsen Bibliography

The International Ibsen Bibliography is a bibliographical database for material by and about Henrik Ibsen. It contains over 30,000 records and is available on Internet.

The Ibsen Society of America

The Ibsen Society of America was founded in 1978. The purpose of the society is to foster through lectures, readings, performances, conferences, and publications an understanding of Ibsen`s works as they are interpreted in texts and produced on stage and in film and other media. The society publishes Ibsen News and Comment.

The International Ibsen Award

The International Ibsen Award was established by the Norwegian Parliament in 2007. The Award honours an individual, organisation or institution in the fields of arts and culture for exceptional achievements defined within the spirit of Ibsen’s work. The Award amounts to NOK 2.5 million (approx. €300.000).

The Ibsen Scholarships

The International Ibsen Scholarships were initiated in 2007 by the Norwegian government and handed out for the first time in 2008.

The National Theatre in Oslo

Every other year at the end of August and beginning of September the National Theatre in Oslo arranges an international Ibsen festival. Outstanding Ibsen productions from all over the world are invited to the festival. The programme also contains concerts, exhibitions, symposia, events for children and young people etc.