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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 751: Comparative Studies of Medieval England and Iceland, I: Human Knowledge and Experience

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Katharine Marlow, Department of History Durham University
Moderator/Chair:Rebecca Drake, Department of English & Related Literature University of York
Paper 751-aStories of Origins, Migration, and Identity in the Viking-Age North Atlantic as Revealed through Molecular Anthropology and Bioarchaeology
(Language: English)
Joe Walser III, National Museum of Iceland Reykjavík
Index terms: Anthropology, Archaeology - General
Paper 751-bTracing the Formation of Ethnic Identity: The Cases of England and Iceland
(Language: English)
Katharine Marlow, Department of History Durham University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Comparative
Paper 751-cMethods of Translation in Old Norse Renderings of Old English Homiletic Material
(Language: English)
Nikolas Gunn, Department of English & Related Literature, University of York
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Scandinavian

Growing interest in comparative approaches to studying medieval England and Iceland drives this session to consider the purpose of comparative studies of human experience across borders from the early to late Middle Ages. Our primary question is, what can we learn about human knowledge and experience through the comparison of medieval English and Icelandic societies? Therefore, we seek to understand the experiences of phenomena such as identity, ethnicity, and migration through different approaches brought by studying the differing social and cultural landscapes of England and Iceland.