anyone in touch with Harald Bentz H øgseth?

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Mon Feb 25 17:10:14 UTC 2013

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February 25, 2013

Hello Erika!
Thank you for your question about Harald Bentz Høgseth. Harald wrote his dissertation on the most unique topic: " Håndverkerens redskapskasse", which translated from the Norwegian means: "Craftsman's Toolbox". It is really about how Viking or Scandinanvian craftsmen cut the timber that then was used to make their famous sleek boats…. Harald sent me a video of a craftsman cutting logs, and then asked me to write the movements. As you know, my writing of the movements of cutting logs, written in Sutton Movement Writing, starts on this web page:

Craftsmen Gestures
Writing Gesture for Scientific Studies

The writing goes on for many web pages:

and this work was then published in Harald's dissertation in 2007, in Norway.

I have his printed book of his dissertation sitting right here on my desk as I write this email to you - I believe Harald gave me permission to post his dissertation…I have cced Harald in this email…

Harald - How are you? Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway is an anthropologist and is interested in your work…

Val ;-)


On Feb 25, 2013, at 8:33 AM, Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway <erhoffma at OBERLIN.EDU> wrote:

> Hi all! 
> I was wondering Valerie, or anyone else on the list, is currently in touch with Harald Bentz Høgseth? I'd like to ask him for help finding some of his publications (his work in archaeology, embodied knowledge, and language relate to my interests in a lot of ways, so I'd also just like to say hi and introduce myself to him).
> Thanks!
> Best,
> Erika
> -- 
> Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
> Assistant Professor of Anthropology
> Oberlin College

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