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The Háskóli Íslands Student Conference on the Medieval North 2019

The 9th annual Háskóli Íslands Student Conference on the Medieval North will take place at the University of Iceland, on April 12-13th, 2019. This student organized two-day event is intended as an interdisciplinary forum for postgraduate students (MA and PhD level) of Old Norse and medieval Scandinavia. Students who have not given papers at an academic conference before are especially encouraged to submit.

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SASS 2019

SASS 2019 will take place May 2-4, 2019,  in the heart of downtown Madison WI, on the shores of Lake Monona. The conference theme “Closing the Frontiers?”  is highly relevant when dealing with contemporary Scandinavia. Frontiers are borders – real and imagined, present and historical. Scandinavia, like the United States, is a place where previously open borders have started to close.

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AASSC Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 3-6, 2019

The thirty-eighth annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada (AASSC) will be held at the University of British Columbia from Monday, June 3– Thursday, June 6, 2019 in conjunction with the meetings of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences / Fédération Canadienne des Sciences Humaines.

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CfP: Norse myth in Fantasy fiction/La mythologie nordique dans la Fantasy

Since Romanticism, Norse Mythology has been a popular source for fiction and has especially found its way in Fantasy works. Many Fantasy stories definitely involve Vikings – or Viking-like warriors –, elves, dwarves, giants, seeresses. If some are heavily based on the myths as we know them from medieval sources, others freely reinterpret and rearrange them to completely different stories that only retain Norse names.

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The AASSC Conference, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. May 28 – 31, 2018

The thirty-seventh annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada (AASSC) will be held at the University of Regina from Monday, May 28 – Thursday, May 31, 2018 in conjunction with the meetings of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences / Fédération Canadienne des Sciences Humaines.

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Międzynarodowa konferencja "Dramatyka kultury i natury",14-16 May 2018

Institute of Scandinavian Studies, University of Gdańsk has the pleasure to invite you to participate in an international, interdisciplinary conference entitled:

THE DRAMMAR* OF CULTURE AND NATURE: RELATIONS BETWEEN POLAND AND THE NORTH

As Poland celebrates the 14th anniversary of its membership in the European Union and of the intensification of its political-economic relations with Northern Europe, with its popular culture reflecting a growing interest in Scandinavian-ness and Nordic-ness, we would like to invite you to join our discussion about the multi-dimensional nature of the relations between Poland and Northern Europe analyzed through the lenses of various academic disciplines.

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Bilder i Norden ca 900 – 1700. Ikonografisk symposium 30 august – 2 september 2018, Stiklestad, Norge

De nordiske landenes historie er tett sammenvevd. I vikingtid, middelalder og tidlig nytid var grensene omskiftelige, styrkeforholdene landene mellom likeså. I tidlig middelalder var hele regionen underlagt erkestiftet i Lund. På 13- og 1400-tallet var store deler av det moderne Norden forent i Kalmarunionen, og i en lengre periode var regionens eliter knyttet til hverandre gjennom ekteskap og eiendomsbesittelser.

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