IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 306: The Reception and Use of Medieval Icelandic Texts after the Reformation, II

Monday 3 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Sheryl McDonald Werronen, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Matthew Driscoll, Irish & Celtic Studies Research Institute, University of Ulster / Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Paper 306-aÁrni Magnússon's Rearrangement of Parchment Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Beeke Stegmann, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 306-bEarly Modern Patronage and the Preservation of Medieval Texts
(Language: English)
Sheryl McDonald Werronen, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 306-cReconstructing the Old Norse Saga of Hamlet (and then Selling it Back to the Danes): Ambales saga as a 17th-Century Forgery
(Language: English)
Philip Lavender, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, 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.