March 3-4: Conference: “Encounters and Reimaginings: Medieval Scandinavia and the World”

From the shores of Vínland to the halls of Byzantium, the Norse traveled widely and encountered many cultures – which in turn influenced Norse society at home. Traces of these journeys can be found in the archaeological record, saga narratives, and modern interpretations thereof. Moreover, continental ideas and literary forms—from romances to saints’ lives—informed Scandinavian intellectual and everyday life.

Keynote speaker: Marianne Kalinke, Professor Emerita, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

More information to follow. Visit the conference website here.

Co-sponsored by the Norway House Foundation, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Institute of European Studies, the Graduate Assembly, the Departments of English, Scandinavian, Spanish & Portuguese, and German, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Program in Celtic Studies.

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