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The Twelfth International Saga Conference - Conference Programme

Bonn/Germany, 28th July – 2nd August 2003

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Monday, July 28th: morning

 

 

9.00 – 10.00

opening:                   

welcome and introduction: Rudolf Simek

adresses: Prof. Georg Rudinger (Dean of the

                 Prof.  Klaus Borchardt (Rector of

opening: H.E. Dr. Jón Egill Egilsson

music: Gershwin Four

 

 

 

Philosophical Faculty of Bonn University)

Bonn University)

(Embassador of the Republic of Iceland)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.00 – 10.40

plenary lecture

Geraldine Barnes:

“The drama of faith west of Iceland

 

 

 

10.40 – 11.20

coffee break

coffee break

coffee break

 

Section I: Lecture Hall I

Section II: Lecture Hall IX

 

 

 

 

11.20 – 12.00

Session 1

chair: Einar G. Petursson

 

Ármann Jakobsson:

“Two Old Ladies at Þváttá and ‘History from below’ in the Fourteenth Century”

Workshop A

 

Session 9

chair: Lars Lönnroth

 

Ólafía Einarsdóttir:

“Olaf Tryggvason- Rex Norwegiae 994-999

Christian Ethics Versus Teutonic Heroism”

Workshop D

 

 

12.00 – 12.40

 

Melnikova, Elena:

“The Spread of Christianity among the Varangians in the 10th Century“

Workshop A

 

Battista, Simonetta:

“Old Norse Hagiography and the Question of the Latin Sources“

Workshop D              

 

12.40 – 14.00

lunch

lunch

lunch


Monday, July 28th: afternoon

 

 

 

 

14.00 – 14.40

 

 

 

 

 

14.40 – 15.20

 

 

 

 

15.20 – 16.00

Session 2

chair: Kirsten Wolf

 

Andrén, Anders:

“The Meaning of Places. Rituals and the Question of Continuity from Paganism to Christianity in Scandinavia

Workshop A

 

Cochrane, Jamie:

“Saying Goodbye to the Old Religion: Dreaming of the Rejected Object of Worship”

Workshop A

 

Janson, Henrik:

“What Made the Pagans Pagans?”

Workshop A

Session 10

chair: James E. Knirk

 

Helgi Þorláksson:

“Guðveldi og samtímasögur á 13. öld“

Workshop D

 

 

 

Voigt, Vilmos:

“Hungarian Glances to Hagiography and the Cult of Saints in Scandinavia and in England

Workshop D

 

Hermann, Pernille:

“Hungrvaka between Iceland and Christian Europe: 'Traditionality' and 'Conventionality'”

Workshop D

 

16.00 – 16.20

coffee break

coffee break

 

16.20 – 17.00

 

 

 

 

17.00 – 17.40

 

 

 

 

17.40 – 18.20

Larrington, Carolyne:

"Diet, Defecation and the Devil: Disgust and the Pagan Past"

Workshop A

 

Lassen, Annette:

“Gud eller djævel? Kristningen af Odin”

Workshop A

Kalinke, Marianne:

Hendreks saga og Kunegundis and Consensuality in Marriage”

Workshop D

 

Johansson, Karl G.:

Stjórn och den europeiska bibeltraderingen i ett skandinaviskt perspektiv”

Workshop D

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.00                      Reception by the Scandinavian Embassies at the "Stucksaal" in Schloß Poppelsdorf (at the end of Poppelsdorfer Allee)


Tuesday, July 29th: morning

 

 

Section I: Lecture Hall I

Section II: Lecture Hall IX

 

9:00 – 9.40

plenary lecture

Roberta Frank:

Málsháttakvæði: A Norse Poem from Medieval Orkney.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.40 – 10.20

 

 

 

 

10.20 – 11.00

Session 3

chair: Úlfar Bragason

 

Skibsted Klæsøe, Iben:

“Christian Influences in Art and Artefact in Early Viking Age from AD 800 to 1000”

Workshop A

 

Gunnell, Terry:

Höf, höll, goð(ar) and dvergar

Ritual Space in the Pagan Icelandic Skáli

Workshop A

 

Session 11

chair: Sverre Bagge

 

Glazyrina, Galina:

“On Heliopolis in Yngvars saga víðforla

Workshop G

 

 

Jensson, Gottskálk Þór:

“The Latin Fragments of Þorláks saga helga and their Classical Context”

Workshop G

 

11.00 – 11.20

coffee break

coffee break

coffee break

11.20 – 12.00

 

 

 

 

 

12.00 – 12.40

Uspenskij, Fjodor:

“Christliche und heidnische Namen im mittelalterlichen Skandinavien: Magnús als Name für ein illegitimes Kind des Herrschers”

Workshop A

 

Hagland, Jan Ragnar:

“On ‘Rögnvalds þáttr ok Rauðs’ in Ólafs saga Tryggvasonar en mesta and elsewhere.”

Workshop A

 

Sävborg, Daniel:

“Medelhavskulturen och eddadiktningens förhistoria”

Workshop G

 

 

Stavnem, Rolf:

“Hvad er en sannkenning?

Om en tvivlsom passage i Tredje Grammatiske Afhandling.”

Workshop G

 

12.40 – 14.00

lunch

lunch

lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 29th: afternoon

 

 

 

 

14.00 – 14.40

 

 

 

 

 

14.40 – 15.20

 

 

 

 

15.20 – 16.00

Session 4

chair: Margaret Cormack

 

Jackson, Tatjana; Podossinov, Alexander V.:

“The Famous landvættir Episode (ÓlTrygg 33): a Paradox of Icelandic Religious Consciousness?”

Workshop A

 

Holmström, Bengt:

“Kring Skotkonungs landamäre.”

Workshop A

 

 

Finlay, Alison:

“The Garter of St Óláfr: Links between Poets and Kings”

Workshop C

Session 12

chair: John McKinnell

 

Buhl, Trine:

“Premises of Literary History: On Genre and Narrative Modes in the Sagas”

Workshop F

 

 

Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir:

“Old Norse Bible Translations: The Literary Context.”

Workshop F

 

Jennbert, Kristina:

“Animals in Action – Archaeological Perspectives on Snorri’s Edda.”

Workshop F

 

16.00 – 16.20

coffee break

coffee break

coffee break

16.20 – 17.00

 

 

 

Wolf, Kirsten:

“Kirkjubæjarbók: Codex AM 429 12mo.”

Workshop C

 

 

 

 

18.15 Tours and reception at the invitation of the Museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne (leaving 17.15 by special bus from Bonn bus-station)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 30th              Excursions

 

Excursion 1: The Romans in the provinces: Bus journey to Trier („Rome North of the Alps“), with guided tour of the extensive Roman ruins dominating the town, “Roman lunch” in Trier, visit to Kues (hometown of Nicolaus of Kues, 1401-1464) with medieval hospital, chapel and library (guided tour), and wine tasting in Kues (including cold snacks).

For details, contact Thomas Fechner-Smarsly

Departure: Hofgarten Bus stop 08.45.

Return to Bonn c. 20.00.

 

Excursion 2: The Germanic Female Deities of the Rhinelands. Bus trip into the volcanic Eifel region to visit two 3rd/4th century sanctuaries to the Germanic matronae in Nettersheim and Pesch (requiring a little gentle cross country walking of max. 20 mins each). Packed lunch at Nettersheim near Sanctuary. Bus transfer (ca. 50 mins) across picturesque tracts of the southern Eifel to visit the remains of a Roman Villa at Bad Neuenahr, finishing with wine tasting in Mayschoß-Altenahr in the Ahr Valley, noted for its red wines, including a cold “Vesper”.

For details, contact Rudy Simek

Departure: Hofgarten Bus stop 09.00.

Return to Bonn c. 19.00-19.30.

 

Excursion 3: Carolingian Aachen and Romanesque Cologne. Bus trip to Aachen, guided tour of the palatial chapel of Charlemagne, brief walking tour round Aachen. Transfer (15mins) to Cornelimünster, site of one of the oldest Carolingian monastic foundations, visit to remaining Gothic church; packed lunch. Bus transfer (50mins) to Cologne, and guided tour of one of the highlights among the Romanesque churches of Cologne, Groß-St.Martin, as well as 2 different tours (for different groups) of Cologne Cathedral. Visit to a beer cellar with local “Kölsch” and local foods.

Bus transport back to Bonn at 20.00, or individual journeys back to Bonn by train later (20 mins at 20 min intervalls), either as a group or individually, if you prefer to spend more time in Cologne in the evening; please purchase train tickets individually and use RB (“Regional-Bahn”)-trains only (€ 5.20).

For details, contact Andrea (“Ana”) Suhr

Departure: Hofgarten Bus stop 08.30.

Return to Bonn by coach c. 20.45, individually later anytime.

 

Excursion 4 (Half day excursion): Walking tour from Petersberg to Heisterbach and the Rhine. 1 p.m.: Bus transfer to the top of Petersberg (site of the recent Afghanistan Conferences and most political meetings in Germany, with magnificent views over the Rhein valley), short Bus transfer to the ruins of former Cistercian abbey at Heisterbach (home to Caesarius of Heisterbach, c. 1180-1240) in the Siebengebirge, half hour walk through the Mühlental to a winery, first mentioned in the 10th century; in good weather additional walk through vineyards overlooking Rhine possible. Wine tasting and cold “Vesper”. Short walk down to the Rhine, where you can get get back to Bonn by tram (30 mins) either as a group or individually.

For details, contact Thomas Himstedt

Departure: Hofgarten Bus Stop 1.00 p.m.

Return: Anytime after 6 pm

Thursday, July 31st : morning

 

9.00 – 9.40

plenary lecture

Margaret Clunies Ross, Tarrin Wills:

“The Skaldic Editing Project”

 

 

 

 

Section I: Lecture Hall I

Section II: Lecture Hall IX

Section III: Lecture Hall III

 

 

 

9.40 – 10.20

 

 

 

 

10.20 – 11.00

Session 5

chair: Jan Ragnar Hagland

 

Guðrún Nordal:

Ars metrica and the Composition of Egils saga.”

Workshop E

 

Lönnroth, Lars:

“The Transformation of Literary Genres in Iceland from Orality to Literacy.”

Workshop E

 

Session 13

chair: Judy Quinn

 

Gade, Kari Ellen:

“Norse Attacks on England and Arnórr Jarlaskald’s Þorfinnsdrápa.”

Workshop K

 

North, Richard J.:

Völuspá and the Book of Revelation”

Workshop K

Session 17

chair: Tatjana Jackson

 

Gurevich, Elena:

“On a Narrative Device in some Íslendinga Þættir.

Workshop J

 

Liberman, Anatoly:

“Berserkir: A Double Legend”

Workshop J

11.00 – 11.20

coffee break

coffee break

coffee break

11.20 – 12.00

 

 

 

 

12.00 – 12.40

Raschellà, Fabrizio D.:

“Twenty Years Research on Old Icelandic Grammatical Literature (1983-2003)”

Workshop E

 

Micillo, Valeria:

“The Transmission of Classical and Medieval Scholarship and the Role of Commentaries in Old Icelandic Grammatical Tradition.”

Workshop F

 

Heslop, Kate:

“Hallfreðr Óttarsson’s Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar in Context”

Workshop K

 

Jesch, Judith:

“Old and New in Markús Skeggjason’s Eiríksdrápa.”

Workshop K

Kure, Henning:

“In the Beginning was the Scream. Conceptual Thought in the Old Norse Myth of Creation.”

Workshop J

 

Zilmer, Kristel:

“Representations of Intercultural Communication in the Sagas of Icelanders.”

Workshop J

12.40 – 14.00

lunch

lunch

lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 31st : afternoon

 

 

 

 

14.00 – 14.40

 

 

 

 

14.40 – 15.20

 

 

 

 

 

15.20 – 16.00

Session 6

chair: Wilhelm Heizmann

 

Schnall, Eike:

“Ordering Knowledge in Medieval Iceland

Workshop E

 

 

Megaard, John:

“The Man who did not write the Edda. Sæmundr fróði and the Birth of Icelandic Literature”

Workshop E

 

Wills, Tarrin:

“Theories of the antiquity of runes.”

Workshop E

Session 14

chair: Maria Christina Lombardi

 

Jón Hnefill Aðalsteinsson:

Sonartorrek: Religious Ideas and Preservation.” (lecture read by Terry Gunnell)

Workshop K

 

Samplonius, Kees:

Glaðr Eggþér: Loki’s Finest Hour, or an outcast’s relief? Notes on the Imagery of Vsp. 42-43”

Workshop K

 

Shenjavskaja, Tatjana:

“On Fyrirlát mér jungfrúin hreina 5.2”

Workshop K

Session 18

chair: Robert Cook

 

Raudvere, Catharina:

“Share, Fragment or Wholeness. Cosmology as an Emperical and Analytical Concept.”

Workshop J

 

Duczko, Wladyslaw; Słupecki, Leszek P.:

“Jomsvikings: Saga, History and Archaeology. Studies in late Viking-age politics and Norse warbands activities within the Baltic Sea Region.”

Workshop J

 

Gaskins, Richard:

“Network Dynamics in Saga and Society.”

Workshop J

16.00 – 16.20

coffee break

coffee break

coffee break

16.20 – 17.00

 

 

 

 

17.00 – 17.40

 

 

 

 

17.40 – 18.20

 

 

 

 

18.20 – 19.00

Ulff-Møller, Jens:

“The Arithmetic in the Royal Land Taxation of Iceland.”

Workshop E

 

Úlfar Bragason:

“Sturlunga’s Text of Prestssaga Guđmundar góđa

Workshop D

 

Townend, Matthew:

“Like father, like son? Glælognskviða and the Anglo-Danish cult of saints.”

Workshop D

 

 

Bergljót S. Kristjánsdóttir:

Gunnlogi and Hræfrakki. Two Ditties in the Shorter Version of the Saga of Gísli.”

Workshop K

 

Clunies Ross, Margaret:

Christian Skaldic Rhetoric in Einarr Gilsson’s Selkolluvísur.”

Workshop K

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yershova, Yelena:

Men’s Laments. Christianization and the Image of Masculinity.

Workshop J

 

Rose, James M.:

“Lore-Teaching and Law-Preaching in Old Icelandic and Old English”

Workshop J

 

Hansen, Anna:

“The Precocious Child: A Difficult Thirteenth-Century Icelandic Saga Ideal”

Workshop I

 

Free evening !

 

 

Friday, August 1st : Morning

 

 

Section I: Lecture Hall I

Section II: Lecture Hall IX

Section III: Lecture Hall III

9.00 – 9.40

 

 

plenary lecture

John McKinnell:

Völuspá and the Feast of Easter.”

plenary lecture

John McKinnell:

Völuspá and the Feast of Easter.”

plenary lecture

John McKinnell:

Völuspá and the Feast of Easter.”

 

 

 

 

9.40 – 10.20

 

 

 

 

 

10.20 – 11.00

Session 7

chair: Maria Elena Ruggerini

 

Auður Magnúsdóttir:

Concubines, Companions and Consorts. Church, Politics and Cohabitation in Medieval Iceland.

Workshop B

 

Clark, David:

“’An eye for an eye?’ The church and revenge in saga literature.”

Workshop B

Session 15

chair: Marianne Kalinke

 

Boyer, Régis:

“Bishop Guðmundr, once more!”

Workshop F

 

 

 

Matyushina, Inna:

“On the Imagery and Style of Riddarasögur.”

Workshop F

Session 19

chair: Jesse Byock

 

Heyworth, Melanie:

“The Construction og Gender in Oddrúnargrátr.”

Workshop I

 

 

 

Ney, Agneta:

“‘Bortom heder och æra.’ Mænniskor i marginalen i nordisk medeltid.”

Workshop I

11.00 – 11.20

coffee break

coffee break

coffee break

11.20 – 12.00

 

 

 

 

 

12.00 – 12.40

Nordanskog, Gunnar:

“The ‘Võlsung Legend’ in Norwegian Stave Church Portals – Meaningless Decoration or Conscious Use?”

Workshop B

 

Power, Rosemary:

“Monks and Politics in the Norse Kingdom of the Isles.”

Workshop B

Mizuno, Tomoaki:

“Ring Composition and Circular Narrative Structure in Eddic Poems.”

Workshop J

 

 

McCreesh, Bernadine:

“An Examination of the Prophecy Motif in Old Icelandic Literature.”

Workshop J

Bagge, Sverre:

“Receiving, Importing or Producing Culture? Research Plan for the CoE on Periphery and Centre in Medieval Europe

Workshop I

 

Schjødt, Jens Peter:

“Óðinn’s rolle og funktion i den nordiske mytologi.”

Workshop I

12.40 – 14.00

lunch

lunch

lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, August 1st : afternoon

 

 

 

 

14.00 – 14.40

 

 

 

 

14.40 – 15.20

Session 8

chair: Fulvio Ferrari

 

Busygin, Aleksandr:

“Sverrir and St Óláfr: Symbology of Power in a Saga Dream.”

Workshop C

 

Del Zotto, Carla:

“Vom rex iustus zum Märtyrer. Das Heldenparadigma der christlichen Könige zwischen Hagiographie und Geschichte in den mittelalterlichen Quellen über die Bekehrung Skandinaviens.”

Workshop C

Session 16

chair: Else Mundal

 

Byock, Jesse:

“The Mosfell Archaeological Project: 2002 Excavation”

Workshop J

 

Habbe, Peter:

“From Religion to Ritual”

Workshop J

Session 20

chair: Marlene Ciklamini

 

Kennedy, John:

“Scholarly Book Reviewing in the Field of Saga Studies: Recent Patterns and Trends.”

Workshop I

 

Haugen, Odd Einar:

“Medieval Nordic Text Archive (Menota).”

Workshop I

15.20 – 15.50

coffee break

coffee break

coffee break

15.50 – 16.30

 

 

 

 

16.30 – 17.10

Phelpstead, Carl:

“Masculinity and Sexuality in Sagas of Scandinavian Royal Saints.”

Workshop C

 

Gvozdetskaya, Natalya:

“Sanctity of a Christian King in ‘Heimskringla’ in Narratological Perspective.”

Workshop C

Bruvoll, Kjersti:

“An Old Norse Version of the legend of St. Margaret of Antioch

Workshop H

 

Driscoll, Matthew J.:

“Postcards from the Edge: an Overview of Marginalia in Icelandic Manuscripts”

Workshop H

 

Aalto, Sirpa:

“Alienness in Heimskringla: Special Emphasis on the Finnar.”

Workshop I

 

18.00 Buffet Dinner & Dance aboard Rhine steamer

 

Meeting place and departure: Landing stage “Alter Zoll” (5 mins walk from Hofgarten down to Rhine): 6 pm

Boat returning to landing stage at 10.00 pm, but extended use possible until midnight.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, August 2nd

 

 

9.30                                        General Meeting of the International Saga Society (Hörsaal 1)

 

 

12.00                      Conference ends

 

 

 




The 12th International Saga Conference was made possible through contributions by:

 

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn

Philosophische Fakultät der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

The Embassies of the Republics of Finland  and Iceland and the Kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, Berlin

Das Dänische Kulturinstitut, Bonn

H.E. Dr. Jón Egill Egilsson, Embassador of the Republic of Iceland, Berlin

FAXE Brewery, Hamburg

Deutsche Bank-24, Bonn

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