IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1031: Scandinavia and Europe, c. 1050 - c. 1250, I: Foreigners and Natives

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Edward Carlsson Browne, Centre for Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen
Moderator/Chair:Edward Carlsson Browne, Centre for Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen
Paper 1031-aDanish Identity in England in the Later 11th Century
(Language: English)
Paul Gazzoli, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1031-cTextual Variations in Old Icelandic Translations of the Virgin Martyr Legends
(Language: English)
Benjamin Allport, School of Humanities, University of Iceland, Reykjavík / Institutt for lingvistiske og nordiske studier, Universitetet i Oslo
Paper 1031-c'Vthlænst folk': Being Foreign in Late Medieval Orkney
(Language: English)
Ian Peter Grohse, Institutt for historie og klassiske fag, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Trondheim
Index terms: Demography, Social History

The movement of Scandinavia from the periphery of European civilisation to the centre during the high Middle Ages is widely acknowledged. However, this period also saw the crystallisation of national identities in the component regions of the Scandinavian world. The papers in this session share an interest in foreigners and the foreign with relation to Scandinavia. Their subject matter extends from northern England in the 11th century to illuminations in 14th-century Icelandic manuscripts to immigrants in late medieval Orkney, but all shed new light on the ways in which national identity and the concept of foreignness were utilised in Scandinavia after the conversion.