UCL Medieval Scandinavian Seminar
Department of Scandinavian Studies (SELCS)
Autumn Term 2013
Room B.09 in 16-18 Gordon Square, starting at 5.30 pm
Welcome back! This term we have four speakers for the seminar. All occasions this year will take place in Room B.09 (next door to the old room) in the basement of the Department of Scandinavian Studies in 16-18 Gordon Square, starting at 5.30 pm, with papers lasting the best part of an hour. There will be time for questions afterwards, as well as any liquid refreshment we choose to bring.
- Thursday 10 October: Elizabeth Ashman Rowe (Cambridge), ‘Hauksbók and its world-view’
- Thursday 14 November: Dagfinn Skre* (Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo), ‘Money in Viking-Age Scandinavia: silver, coinage and commodities’
- Thursday 28 November: Lars Kjær (New College of the Humanities), ‘Gift-giving in the Gesta Danorum of Saxo Grammaticus: between the Classics and social anthropology’
- Thursday 5 December: Ed Carlsson Browne (University of Aberdeen), ‘Happy families: kinship and tension between Magnús góði and Haraldr harðráði'
*The Viking Society Council, Lecture and Dinner will follow on Friday 15 November. Dagfinn will speak there on ‘Avaldsnes, a sea-kings’ seat by the Norðvegr’.