IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 706: Memory in Runes and Community

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Memory & the Pre-Modern North Network
Organisers:Simon Nygaard, Afdeling for Religionsvidenskab, Aarhus Universitet
Yoav Tirosh, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Moderator/Chair:Simon Nygaard, Afdeling for Religionsvidenskab, Aarhus Universitet
Paper 706-aBeyond the Banalities of Burial-Stones: Memory Studies and Old Nordic Monuments
(Language: English)
Jonas Koesling, School of Humanities, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Epigraphy, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Literacy and Orality
Paper 706-bThoughts of Home: A Study of Cultural Memory and Heritage among Viking Age Rus'
(Language: English)
William Pidzamecky, School of English, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Language and Literature - Slavic, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Social History
Paper 706-c'All these stones': Runestone Monuments with Multiple Inscriptions
(Language: English)
Maja Bäckvall, Institutionen för nordiska språk, Uppsala Universitet
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Epigraphy, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Abstract

In the formation of communities, memory plays an important part. In Old Norse society complexes in which runes occupied a significant position were used in this social process. This is true in Scandinavia as well as the Scandinavian diaspora. The papers in this session will explore how different Scandinavian communities negotiated their identities and what part different societal forces (such as kingship or encounters with other cultures) had in this process.