Past Workshops and Events
“Magic and Memory in the Pre-Modern North”
Seminar (University of Helsinki, 25–29 October 2021)
Coordinated by Stephen A. Mitchell
Webpage of the Seminar
Participation in international Association for Scandinavian Studies (IASS) Conference 2021
Memory Culture in Scandinavian Studies
Vilnius University August 3-6, 2021
Keynote lecture (August 5)
Prof. Jürg Glauser: Memory and the Medieval North: An overview and some case studies
Panels: Pre-Modern Nordic Memory Culture (August 4)
Pernille Hermann A Seat in Ægir’s Hall. Mnemonics in Old Norse Myths
Kate Heslop The poetry machine: visualizing and memorizing sound in medieval Iceland
Patrizia Huber Constant renewal and genre memory: How letters subvert a static understanding of genre
Marie Novotná Revenants in Old Norse literature as embodied memory
Lena Rohrbach Retelling the saga. Genre traditions and memory in late premodern Icelandic sagas and literary history
Timon von Mentlen Blended and Translated Memories: An Unorthodox Translation at the End of the 18th Century
Stephen Mitchell Memoria, rhetoric, and the lawman tradition: Þorgnýr’s oration in Óláfs saga helga
Lukas Rösli Staging orality to construct a cultural memory in Old Norse-Icelandic literature
The Emergence and Organization of Memory through Paratexts (Zürich, Switzerland)
January 9-10, University of Zurich, Switzerland
A workshop organized in collaboration with the SNSF Ambizione Project Gedächntniskultur im Paratext – Textränder altnordischer Prosahandschriften
Participants included: Jürg Glauser, Stephen A. Mitchell, Katharina Heinz, Friederike Richter, Sarah Künzler, Gudrun Bamberger, Lena Rohrbach, and Lukas Rösli
Memory and Narrativity in Old Norse Literature (Prague, Czech Republic)
November 6-7, Charles University, Prague
Participants included: Lena Rohrbach, Marie Novotná, Jiří Starý, Madita Knöpfle, Ragnheiður Hafstað, Lucie Korecká, Johanna Skorzewska, and Nora Kauffeldt
The Future of the MPMN Network (Zürich, Switzerland)
June 13-14, 2019, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Participants included: Jürg Glauser, Pernille Hermann, Kate Heslop, Steve Mitchell, and Lukas Rösli
17th International Saga Conference (Reykjavík, Iceland)
August 12-17, 2018, 17th International Saga Conference, Reykjavík and Reykholt, Iceland
Seminar Session: Memory Studies and Íslendingasögur (August 17, 2018)
Chair: Jürg Glauser (Zürich /Basel)
Panel: Pernille Hermann, Kate Heslop, Sarah Künzler, Stephen Mitchell, Torfi Tulinius, and Úlfar Bragason
Old Norse Studies and Collective Memory at Leeds IMC (Leeds, UK)
July 02-05, 2018, Leeds International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, Sessions on Old Norse Studies and Collective Memory organized by Simon Nygaard and Yoav Tirosh
Memory in Performance
Papers by: Simon Nygaard, Ann Sheggield, Anna Solovyeva
Moderator: Jürg Glauser
New Perspectives in Old Norse Memory Studies
Papers by: Lukas Rösli, Marion Poilvez, Pernille Hermann and Jürg Glauser
Moderator: Yoav Tirosh
Memory in Runes and Community
Papers by: Jonas Koesling, William Pidzamecky, Maja Bäckvall
Moderator: Simon Nygaard
Memory in Old Norse Literature
Papers by: Timothy Rowbothan, Thomas Morcom, Sofie Vanherpen
Moderator: Lukas Rösli
Nature, Landscape, and Place:
Memory Studies in the Nordic Middle Ages (Uppsala, Sweden)
January 19-20, 2017, Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien, Uppsala
Participants included: Daria Aeberhard, Stefan Brink, Thomas DuBois, Janina Fontanive, Gísli Sigurðsson, Jürg Glauser, Monika Gradalska, Terry Gunnell, Katharina Heinz, Reinhard Hennig, Pernille Hermann, Kate Heslop, Jón Karl Helgason, Sarah Künzler, John Ljungkvist, Steve Mitchell, Kevin Müller, Anne Pedersen, Ragnheiður Hafstað, Lena Röhrbach, Lukas Rösli, Sandra Schneeberger, and Sigurlín Bjarney Gísladóttir.
MEMORY IN THE PRE-MODERN NORTH
Interdisciplinary Workshop (Aarhus, Denmark)
April 25, 2016 at Aarhus University
Participants included: Agnes Arnorsdóttir, Sophie Bønding, Jürg Glauser, Pernille Hermann, Hans Henrik Lohfert Jørgensen, Wulf Kansteiner, Stephen Mitchell, Simon Nygaard, Jens Peter Schjødt, and Lisbet Torfing.
Pre-Modern Nordic Memory Studies. An International Seminar (Zürich, Switzerland)
November 14-16, 2015, at the University of Zürich
Participants included: Janina Fontanive, Jürg Glauser, Gísli Sigurðsson, Pernille Hermann, Kate Heslop, Karl G. Johansson, Dale Kedwards, Sarah Künzler, Stephen A. Mitchell, Kevin Müller, Klaus Müller-Wille, Marie Novotná, Ragnheiður Hafstað, Slavica Ranković, Lena Rohrbach, Lukas Rösli, Justus Mathis Schmitz-Hübsch, Marek Tamm, Michael Trindler, Torfi Tulinius, and Maria Zucker
Round table discussion on “Memory Studies, Old Norse, and the Disciplines” (Zürich, Switzerland)
At the 16th International Saga Conference in Zürich and Basel, Switzerland, August 2015.
Speakers addressed how ‘recent’ work in memory studies intersects with and influences their own work in Old Norse from the point of view of the disciplines each represents (i.e., history, folkloristics, linguistics, literature and so on— including cross-disciplinary approaches).
Organised by Stephen Mitchell (Harvard University)
Presentations by Stefan Brink (University of Aberdeen); Terry Gunnell (University of Iceland); Verena Hoefig (University of California, Berkeley); Sverrir Jakobsson (University of Iceland); and Slavica Rankovic (University of Leeds)
The Trouble With Memory II: The Middle Ages, Landscape, Heritage, Crisis, War, Travel (Reykjavík, Iceland)
March 13-14, 2015, at the University of Iceland
Organising institution: Centre for Studies in Memory and Literature, University of Iceland.
Paper presented collectively by Prof. Jürg Glauser, Assoc. Prof. Pernille Hermann, and Prof. Stephen Mitchell
Cultural Memory in Medieval Scandinavia (Tønsberg, Norway)
June 6-7, 2014, at Midgardsenteret in Borre and Slottsfjellet in Tønsberg.
Participants included: Agnes Arnorsdóttir, Bjørn Bandlien, Jürg Glauser, Pernille Hermann, Kate Heslop, Verena Hoefig, Stephen Mitchell, Mathias Nordvig, Frida Espolin Norstein, Slavica Ranković, Lukas Rösli, Sandra Schneeberger, and Gísli Sigurðsson.
Memory Studies and Pre-modern Scandinavian Culture (Basel, Switzerland)
June 6-9, 2013, at Landgut Castelen, outside of Basel.
Participants included: Agnes Arnorsdóttir, Bjørn Bandlien, Nathalie Christen, Maja Egli, Jürg Glauser, Pernille Hermann, Kate Heslop, Anders Gade Jensen, Stephen Mitchell, Slavica Ranković, Lukas Rösli, Sandra Schneeberger, Gísli Sigurðsson, and Laura Wamhoff.
The Ambiguities of Memory Construction in Medieval Texts: The Nordic Case (Cambridge, Massachusetts USA)
April 13-14, 2012, at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
Participants included: Anders Andrén, Agnes Arnórsdóttir, Bjørn Bandlien, Nicole Burgoyne, Thomas DuBois, Jürg Glauser, Joseph Harris, Pernille Hermann, Merrill Kaplan, Stephen Mitchell, and Gísli Sigurðsson