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Norse in the North 2019

Saturday 25 May 2019, 9.00AM to 17:30

Speaker(s): Various

The event is free, but please register your interest here.

9:00 - 9:30 - Registration, tea and coffee

9:30 - 11:30 - Panel 1: Connections, past and present

Charlie Steer-Stephenson, Durham University - ‘“Keeping the past alive”?: The Preservation of Old Norse Mythology
in Anglo-Scandinavian and Old Norse-Icelandic Memory Cultures’
Samuel Day, The University of York - ‘Skofnung: The Biography of a Mythical Sword’
Sharon Choe, The University of York - ‘Rivers of Blood: Reading Ymir in The Book of Urizen’
Annika Christensen, University of Leeds - ‘Whiteness and Masculinity: The “North” in Faroese Heavy Metal Music’

11:30 - 12:00 - Tea and coffee break

12:00 - 13:30 - Panel 2: Social ties

Natasha Bradley, Durham University - ‘The Fatal Agency of the Valkyrjur: Desire and Relationships with Men’
Mario Martí n Pa ez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid - ‘Resignification of Eddic Poetry: Kinship Obligations and Doom in Völsunga Saga’
Markus Eldegard Mindrebø, Royal Holloway, University of London - ‘Household Mistresses and Architects of Vengeance: Women in Scandinavian Aristocratic Networks in the Viking Age’

13:30 - 14:30 - Buffet lunch

14:30 - 16:00 - Panel 3: Cross-cultural connections

Tonicha Upham, University of Iceland - ‘Dead Gorgeous: Sacrificing Women in the Arabic Sources on the Rus’
Amanda Doviak, The University of York - ‘Crossing Over: Sacred and Secular Connections on the Nunburnholme Cross’
William Raybould, Durham University - ‘Konungs Skuggsjá: A European Mirror for Princes?’

16:00 - 17:00 - Keynote Address

Carl Phelpstead, Cardiff University - ‘A Breton lai in Norway: Personal Relations and Cultural Connections’

Following the conference, we will leave from the Huntington Room at 17:30 to go to dinner.


This event is sponsored by the Humanities Research Centre, University of York.

Location: Huntingdon Room

Admission: Free. Register via the link above.