Anne Marit Godal (born 20 November 1972) is a Norwegian encyclopedist.[2]

Anne Marit Godal
Anne Godal in 2010
Born (1973-10-20) October 20, 1973 (age 50)
EducationUniversity of Oslo
Political partyNorwegian Labour Party[1]



Godal studied political science at the University of Oslo.[3]



Godal has held positions in the Norwegian Labour Party and No to the EU.[3][4]

From 2011 to 2016, she was editor-in-chief of Store norske leksikon [the Great Norwegian encyclopedia], Store medisinske leksikon (an associated medical encyclopedia), and Norsk biografisk leksikon (a biographical encyclopedia).[3]

When she took over the editorship, these works were in danger of running out of funding. Godal secured university funding for their long-term survival.[5]

From 2017 to 2021, she developed the activities of Inspiria Science Center. [6] In 2018, she published an anthology of poems: Things have to change, soon, it´s coming - 100 Norwegian poems of community and fight (Alt skal bli forandra snart. 100 norske dikt om fellesskap og kamp), together with co editor Leif Høghaug.[7]


  1. ^ "Anne Marit Godal's page". Official website of the Norwegian Labour Party. Retrieved 9 May 2024.
  2. ^ "Leksikonkrangel". Morgenbladet (in Norwegian). 13 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Anne Marit Godal". Author biography. Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 7 May 2024.
  4. ^ "Skal lede norsk Wikipedia-konkurrent". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 15 January 2011. Archived from the original on 18 March 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  5. ^ Bjørnstad, Guro Havro (18 January 2015). "Har vært i dragkamp siden 2010 - nå er det klart at det overlever". Dagbladet (in Norwegian).
  6. ^ "Ansatte -". Retrieved 20 January 2024.
  7. ^ "Alt skal bli forandra. Snart. 100 norske dikt om fellesskap og kamp". Res Publica (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 20 January 2024.