IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1450: Genderations of the Viking Age: A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Kyngervi
Organisers:Amy Franks, Department of History, University of Winchester
Tonicha Upham, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Moderator/Chair:Tonicha Upham, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Abstract

It is almost thirty years since Judith Jesch’s landmark Women in the Viking Age was published. Since then, the field of Viking Age gender studies has flourished, with recent developments including the foundation of a student queer and gender studies journal, Kyngervi, in 2018. This round table discussion takes stock of changes and developments in the field since its earliest stages, encompassing the experiences and reflections of scholars from various stages in their academic careers. They will discuss the challenges faced whilst conducting their scholarship and consider the future of Viking gender studies.

Participants include Ing-Marie Back Danielsson (Uppsala University), Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham), and Elsa Simms (Memorial University of Newfoundland).