Scandinavian Studies


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Peter Foote Bursary

Arendse Lund has been awarded the prestigious Peter Foote bursary. Congratulations!

Published: Jul 10, 2017 3:20:46 PM

New colleague in the department

We are pleased to announce that Dr Richard Cole will be joining the Department of Scandinavian Studies as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in September. Richard is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Notre Dame and a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Harvard University.

Published: Jun 28, 2017 10:31:48 AM


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This term, besides the Dolly Coke on Thursday 1 March, we have five speakers for the seminar, in 16-18 Gordon Square, in Room B.09 in the basement of the Department of Scandinavian Studies in 16-18 Gordon Square, starting at a bit after 6 pm with papers lasting the best part of an hour.

There will be some time for questions afterwards, as well as any liquid refreshment we choose to bring.

1. Thursday 11 January

Richard Cole (UCL and University of Aarhus)

Alienation and bureaucracy: some case studies from Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar and elsewhere’

2. Thursday 25 January

Jóhanna Friðriksdóttir (Yale University)

‘“Með kýmiligum keskilátum” [with mirthful merriment]: masquerade and comedy in Mágus saga jarls’

3. Thursday 22 February

Calum Cockburn (UCL)

Apocalyptic devourers: the iconography of the Last Judgement in early medieval Scandinavia’

4. Thursday 8 March

Jon Wright (University of Cambridge)

The palaeography of the A manuscript of the Poetic and Prose Eddas’

5. Thursday 22 March

Anders Winroth (Yale University)

Canon Law in Iceland and Europe in the early Middle Ages’