Anne Marit Godal (born 20 November 1972) is a Norwegian encyclopedist.[1]


She studied political science at the University of Oslo and has had positions in the Norwegian Labour Party and No to the EU.[2][3] 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).[2] When she took over the editorship, these works were in danger of running out of funding, but in her term as editor-in-chief she secured university funding for their long-term survival.[4] From 2017 to 2021 she developed the activities of Inspiria Science Center. In 2018 Godal 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.

References Edit

  1. ^ "Leksikonkrangel". Morgenbladet (in Norwegian). 13 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Anne Marit Godal". Author biography. Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Skal lede norsk Wikipedia-konkurrent". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 15 January 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  4. ^ Bjørnstad, Guro Havro (18 January 2015). "Har vært i dragkamp siden 2010 - nå er det klart at det overlever". Dagbladet (in Norwegian).