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Norse in the North Conference - Mundanities & Mediocrities

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Saturday 21 May 2022, 9.00AM

The 2022 Norse in the North conference seeks to facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation about the potentialities and possibilities of the mundane and mediocre in medieval Scandinavia.

Medieval studies is a discipline that often privileges the exceptional – whether by centring study on certain influential individuals or particular historical moments or by stressing the extraordinary significance of surviving medieval artefacts, manuscripts, texts, and works. Yet, how might attending to the everyday, the middling, or the quotidian further nuance our understandings of the Scandinavian middle ages? How might underlying assumptions about the premodern North be unsettled by a scholarly practice that foregrounds the common or the seemingly unremarkable?

Further details and registration are on the Norse in the Norse website

Location: Huntingdon room, King's Manor

Admission: To be confirmed