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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1149: Material Remnants of Sainthood in the Nordic Middle Ages

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Norse Hagiography Network
Organiser:Tiffany White, Department of Scandinavian, University of California, Berkeley
Moderator/Chair:Tiffany White, Department of Scandinavian, University of California, Berkeley
Paper 1149-a'Úr úlfs munni': The Religious Context of Bishop Páll Jónsson's Crosier
(Language: English)
Haraldur Hreinsson, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Decorative Arts, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Religious Life
Paper 1149-bMaterial Magdalenes: Representations of St Mary Magdalene in the North, c. 1250-1550
(Language: English)
Ragnhild Marthine Bø, Institutt for arkeologi, konservering og historie, Universitetet i Oslo
Index terms: Art History - General, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Religious Life
Paper 1149-cSaints in the Seals of the Icelandic Dioceses Hólar and Skálholt
(Language: English)
Guðrún Harðardóttir, Faculty of History & Philosophy, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1149-dLanfranc of Canterbury’s Adventures in Iceland: A Study of København, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, AM 567a-b 4to and Its Sources
(Language: English)
Kimberley-Joy Knight, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Sydney

This session presents new scholarship on the material remnants of sainthood in the Nordic Middle Ages. Our first presenter discusses an understudied topic: the extant medieval Icelandic seals that portray images of saints and how those images can be contextualized by using material from the archdiocese in Nidaros, Norway. Our second presenter contextualizes a recent archaeological find, the medieval crosier of Bishop Páll Jónsson (1195-1211), by interpreting the design of the crosier through the lens of medieval Icelandic theological discourse. Our third presenter evaluates images of St Mary Magdalene in Norway and the Nordic region between the years 1250-1550. Our final presenter discusses an under-studied manuscript containing the vita of Lefranc of Canterbury.