The caption under the photo reads: “The president honors eight individuals with the knight’s cross of the Order of the Falcon for their research contributions, scholarly work, and teaching in the area of Icelandic medieval literature.”
From left are Ted Andersson (Stanford), Carolyne Larrington (Oxford), Margaret Clunies Ross (Sydney), Marianne Kalinke (Illinois), Guðni Th. Jóhannesson (president of Iceland and a former professor of history), Carol Clover, John Lindow, Jürg Glauser (Zurich), and Stephanie Gropper (Tübingen).
The event was part of the International Saga Conference where Professor emerita Carol Clover gave the opening plenary talk. Bravo to John and Carol!