IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 228: Place and Identity in the Old Norse World

Monday 9 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Viking Society for Northern Research
Organiser:Alison Finlay, Department of English & Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Pragya Vohra, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 228-aMoving Bodies: An Archaeological Look at the Impact of Migration on Norse Society
(Language: English)
Erin-Lee McGuire, School of Humanities (Archaeology), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Social History
Paper 228-bSkalds on the Move: Icelandic Itinerant Poets at Alien Courts
(Language: English)
Alison Finlay, Department of English & Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London
Paper 228-cOn Translating Valska
(Language: English)
Cyril de Pins, Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Social History
Abstract

This session deals with migration and boundaries within areas of medieval Scandinavian settlement. The approach is interdisciplinary and addresses attitudes of and to migrants and travellers in the Old Norse world, focusing on movement and colonization within areas of Scandinavian settlement, as well as the expression of the concept of foreignness in Old Norse texts.