IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1209: The Self in Social Spaces: Representations and Conceptualisations in Textual and Material Culture of Medieval Scandinavia

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Stefka G. Eriksen, Norsk institutt for kulturminneforskning, Oslo
Moderator/Chair:Stefka G. Eriksen, Norsk institutt for kulturminneforskning, Oslo
Paper 1209-aA Personality Set in Stone: Portrayals of Self in Medieval Epigraphic Texts
(Language: English)
Karen Langsholt Holmqvist, Institutt for lingvistiske og nordiske studier, Universitetet i Oslo / Norsk institutt for kulturminneforskning, Oslo
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Mentalities
Paper 1209-bMaterialising the Self: Clothing and Appearances in Urban Spaces
(Language: English)
Bjørn Bandlien, Institutt for økonomi, historie og samfunnsvitenskap, Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Law, Mentalities
Paper 1209-cRepresentations of the Self in Old Norse Sagas
(Language: English)
Stefka G. Eriksen, Norsk institutt for kulturminneforskning, Oslo
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Mentalities
Abstract

A central concern of the humanities is to understand how the self relates to its world and to history, and consequently how this relationship is conceptualised and represented in textual and material culture. This session will contribute to the discussion by discussing how the medieval self is represented in various types of sources from medieval Norway and Iceland, including literature, runic inscriptions, and material/archaeological remains. A main aim for all three papers is to discuss the relation between the ways the self is represented, on the one hand side, and language and script, textual discourse, material remains, and socio-political context, on the other.