2015 – Durham

POWER AND POLITICS
13 June 2015
University of Durham

Postgraduate speakers

Caitlin Ellis (Cambridge, PhD) – ‘Political Constructions in Prose and Verse Accounts of Magnús berfœttr’

Annemari Ferreira (Oxford, PhD) – ‘Performing Presence: Speaking Power into Absence in an Itinerant Kingship’

Benjamin Allport (Cambridge, PhD) – ‘Icelandic Techniques of Time-Reckoning and Medieval Icelandic Concentric Identity’

Giles Knox (Durham, MA) – ‘Anarchy at the Alþing: The Politics of Egill Skallagrímsson’

James Buckley (Cambridge, MPhil) – ‘Inspiration and Inebriation: The Transformative Powers of Alcoholic and Magical Drinks in Old Norse Literature’

Heidi Stoner (York, PhD) – ‘Rough Stones: Sculpture in the Early Medieval Insular World’

Tom Spray (Durham, PhD) – ‘Hlíðarendi: A Victorian Nationalist Ideal’

Keynote address

— Professor Judith Jesch (Nottingham) – ‘Runes and Royals: Concepts of Kingship in Runic Inscriptions’

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