IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 206: The Reception and Use of Medieval Icelandic Texts after the Reformation, I

Monday 3 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Sheryl McDonald Werronen, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Sheryl McDonald Werronen, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Paper 206-aIcelandic Manuscripts in 18th-Century Ireland: The Collection of Vicar James Johnstone
(Language: English)
Matthew Driscoll, Irish & Celtic Studies Research Institute, University of Ulster / Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 206-bThe Early Transmission of Hrómundar saga Gripssonar
(Language: English)
Katarzyna Anna Kapitan, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 206-cThe Postmedieval Manuscripts of Trójumanna saga: The Function and Socio-Literary Place of the Troy Story in Early Modern Iceland
(Language: English)
Sabine Heidi Walther, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

While still not as well-studied as it deserves or as other fields within Old Norse-Icelandic studies, an increasing amount of research is being done within the field of post-medieval manuscript production and scribal practise. These two complementary sessions will highlight some of the current projects based at the Arnamagnæan Institute in Copenhagen and further afield, with a particular focus on the 17th and 18th centuries, when medieval texts and old manuscripts were both actively sought out and copied anew by the elites in Iceland and Scandinavia.