Alumni room, school of english
9:00-9:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Chris Latham and Sophie Everitt
9:30-11:00 1st Session – Old Norse Literary Landscapes of the Supernatural

Dead Poet’s Society: Icelandic Cultural Transference vs. Norwegian Royal Stability in Þorleifs þáttur Jarlsskálds
Chris Latham
University of Leeds

You’re A Mean, Mean Man: A Study of the Negative Emotions of the Draugar in the Íslendingasögur
Natalie Hopwood
Independent Scholar

The art of depicting literary sources on the Gosforth Cross and the possible meanings behind them 
Sophie Everitt
University of Leeds
11:00-11:30 Tea/Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 2nd Session – Roundtable Discussion

A chance for early career academics to share their research interests
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 3rd Session – Demons, Monsters, and Gendered beings in Old Norse Literature
Chair – Sophie Everitt

Demonic Foresight in Antóníuss saga in relation to Óðinn’s hamfǫr in Ynglinga saga and the “gandus episode” of the Historia Norwegiæ
Thomas Hughes
University of Durham

Skjaldmær and Valkyrja vs. The Male Gaze: Archetypical Femininity in Medieval Scandinavian Literature and History
Sarah Vincent
University of Western Brittany (Independent Researcher)

Theorising Transecology and Giantesses in Later Medieval Íslendingasögur
Basil Price
University of York
15:00-15:30 Tea/Coffee Break
15:30-16:00 Neo-Pagan Ritual – Discussion of Historical Influences

Led by:
Sarah Kerr
President of the Pagan Federation

Dan Coultas
Chair of PaganAid
General Secretary of Asatru UK
Former Chair of the Defence Pagan Network

Rich Blackett
Former Chair, now External Communications Officer of Asatru UK

Sif Brookes
Pagan Federation LGBTQIA+ Manager
Asatru UK Marketing Officer
16:00-16:30 Closing Ritual

Led by Sarah Kerr, Dan Coultas, Rich Blackett, and Siff Brookes

This ritual will be honouring Oðinn, Bragi, Saga, and our academic ancestors
16:30-17:00 Closing Remarks
Dan Coultas
17:00 onwards After event drinks
The organisers of Norse in the North 2023 are extremely grateful to receive funding from the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds. Thank you for your support.