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Power and Politics: Fourth Annual Norse in the North Conference

13th June 2015, 09:00 to 17:00, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan's College

Norse in the North is an annual postgraduate conference on Old Norse–Icelandic literature and mythology, which is held between the universities of Durham, Leeds, and York.

The fourth annual conference will be held in the Lindisfarne Centre at Durham University, and will be focused around the theme of ‘Power and Politics’. The keynote address will be given by Professor Judith Jesch of the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age, University of Nottingham, on ‘Runes and Royals: Concepts of Kingship in Runic Inscriptions’.

Other speakers include:

  • James Buckley (Cambridge): Inspiration and Inebriation: The Transformative Powers of Alcoholic and Magical Drinks in Old Norse Literature
  • Caitlin Ellis (Cambridge): Political Constructions in Prose and Verse Accounts of Magnús befoettr
  • Annemari Ferreira (Oxford): Performing Presence: Speaking Power into Absence in an Itinerant Kingship
  • Giles Knox (Durham): Anarchy at the Alþing: The Politics of Egill Skallagrimsson
  • Valerie Legg (Leeds): The Passion and Miracles of the Blessed Óláfr: A Critical Analysis
  • Tom Spray (Durham) Hlíðarendi: A Victorian Nationalist Ideal
  • Heidi Stoner (York): Rough Stones: Sculpture in the Early Medieval Insular World

Online registration for the event will open in April.

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