IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 345: Coming Out of My Cage: Lives on the Borders in the Old Norse World

Monday 6 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

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
Paper 345-aIndigenous Inclusion and How to Decolonise the Viking Age
(Language: English)
Elsa Simms, Department of History Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 345-bVictims, Valkyjur, and Valtívar: The Roles of Women in Human Sacrifice in Viking Age Scandinavia
(Language: English)
Amy Franks, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Pagan Religions
Abstract

This panel will mediate frameworks and borders relating to the study of identity in Viking Age Scandinavia, through the lenses of gender, race, and religion. The papers in this panel seek to fill in the blanks in our study of various aspects of the ‘Viking’ world, establishing new typologies in areas not given the attention they deserve, and breaking down old boundaries. By highlighting voices and experiences which are frequently overlooked, the papers in this panel offer a range of insights into those whose experiences push at the borders of the stereotypical ‘norms’ of Viking Age Scandinavia.