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Historian and PhD Candidate

My name is Beth Rogers, and this is my website. I’m an instructor and PhD student at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík, Iceland, studying topics of food history and medieval Icelandic culture for her thesis, “On with the Butter: The Cultural Significance of Dairy Products in Medieval Iceland.”


I have an MA in Medieval Icelandic Studies with a thesis on literary psychology and Arthuriana. In addition, I have an MA.Ed in secondary education and have taught various subjects in Taiwan, the US, and Iceland, including the first MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) for the University of Iceland on the edX platform, called Medieval Icelandic Sagas. I've also worked with the Department of Education at the university, assisting with academic development.

I've written more than 30 popular and academic articles, including 2 book chapters, on such varied topics as Viking dairy culture, salt in the Viking Age and medieval period, food as a motif in the Russian Primary Chronicle and the literary structure of Völsunga saga. My other research interests include medieval Literature (especially sagas), military history, emotions in literature, Old Norse mythology, folklore, and cultural memory.

Outside of work, I’m into mystery novels, pop culture, and travel. My favorite city to visit is Prague. 

Cherry Pie

"First we eat, then we do everything else."

MFK Fisher

Beer Foam


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