2014 – Leeds

24 May 2014
Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds

The format of the third annual Norse in the North Conference differed from previous conferences in that speakers gave short 5–10 minute papers, with longer communal discussions at the end of each session.

Postgraduate Speakers

Valerie Legge (independent), ‘Ólafr inn helgi’.

Nik Gunn (University of York), ‘The English Language in Iceland, Scandinavia and the Danelaw’.

Heidi Stoner (University of York), ‘Viking Stone Sculpture’.

Rose Alice Sawyer (University of Leeds), ‘Atburð á Finnmörk’.

Luca Vairo (University of Leeds), ‘Vargr heitir ok úlfr: A Survey of the Semantic Values Attached to the Different Names of the Animal in the Poetic Edda and the Íslendingasögur’.

Christopher Wednesday Smith (independent), ‘Icelandic magic and galdrabækur’.

Dorian Knight (Háskóli Íslands), ‘Astronomy in Relation to Norse Culture’.

Elizaveta Matveeva (University of Nottingham), ‘The Meanings of Hrani’s Gifts in Hrólfs saga kraka.

Tim Rowbotham (University of York), ‘History and fornaldarsögur’.

Catalin Taranu (University of Leeds), ‘Who was Sigurd Before He Became ‘Sigurd’?’.

Vicki Cooper (University of Leeds), ‘Vikings and Video Games’.

Keynote Address
Live stream of the Viking Society Presidential Address.

Dr Carolyne Larrington (St John’s College Oxford), ‘Kerling / Drottning: Thinking about Medieval Queenship with Egils saga einhendar ok Ásmundar berserkjarbana’.


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