We invite submissions to the 11th Háskóli Íslands Student Conference on the Medieval North, which will be held as a hybrid online and on-site event at the University of Iceland, April 7-9, 2022.
As the world is slowly emerging from the pandemic, graduate students and Early Career Researchers have found new ways to conduct and present their research, to form new networks and friendships. To reflect these changes, we are delighted to announce that the conference will be held under the theme “New Beginnings”. We are open for any independent research related to the Medieval North (broadly defined).
Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
• Changing tastes in literature, introduced motifs, text transmission, translations, reworkings and reception
• New currents in text, codices, book-making, and art
• Linguistic innovation, language change, new writing systems
• Digital humanities, editing, translation
• Technological advances
• Christianisation, developments in religious practices
• Settlement, migration, and social change
• Understudied figures and groups, gender and queer studies
• Innovative interaction with Old Norse material in post-medieval literature, games, movies and other modern media
• New methods and emerging fields of study
The languages of the conference are Icelandic and English. If you wish to submit, please e-mail an abstract of 250-300 words to the organisers by December 1, 2021 and clearly state whether you apply for a paper or poster, and also whether you intend to present online or in person.