IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 612: Culture Clash?: Scandinavian Cultural Interaction in the North Atlantic, II

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Leigh A. Symonds, Department of Anthropology, Trent University, Ontario
Moderator/Chair:Julian D. Richards, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 612-aNorse-Native Contact in the Northern Isles
(Language: English)
Shannon M. Lewis-Simpson, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Demography
Paper 612-bThe Norse Settlement of Islay
(Language: English)
Alan Macniven, Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Daily Life, Demography, Social History
Paper 612-cLanguage Contact and the Gall-Gaidhil
(Language: English)
Alison Grant, School of Critical Studies (English Language), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Daily Life, Demography, Politics and Diplomacy

This session ends a series of papers exploring current approaches to the Scandinavian cultural interaction in the North Atlantic c. AD 750-1100. The three papers offered focus on Norse-Native contact in the Northern Isles (S. Lewis) and the Isle of Islay, where the paper will look specifically at place-name evidence (A. Macniven), as well as discussing language contact and the Gall-Gaidhil (A. Grant).