2014 – Leeds

THIRD ANNUAL NORSE IN THE NORTH CONFERENCE
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.

Conference organiser

Alaric Hall (Leeds)

Postgraduate Speakers

Valerie Legge (independent) – ‘Ólafr inn helgi’

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

Heidi Stoner (York) – ‘Viking Stone Sculpture’

Rose Alice Sawyer (Leeds) – ‘Atburð á Finnmörk’

Luca Vairo (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 (Iceland) – ‘Astronomy in Relation to Norse Culture’

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

Tim Rowbotham (York) – ‘History and fornaldarsögur’

Catalin Taranu (Leeds) – ‘Who was Sigurd Before He Became ‘Sigurd’?’

Vicki Cooper (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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