11th Háskóli Íslands Student Conference on the Medieval North
We invite submissions to the 11th Háskóli Íslands Student Conference on the Medieval North, which will take place at the University of Iceland and online, on April 7–9, 2022.
This student-organized three-day event is intended as an interdisciplinary forum for postgraduate students (MA- and PhD-level) of Old Norse. Students who have not given papers at an academic conference before are especially encouraged to submit.
As the world is slowly emerging from the pandemic, graduate students and Early Career Researchers have found new ways to conduct and present their research, to form new networks and friendships. To reflect these changes, we are delighted to announce that the conference will be held with the theme “New Beginnings”.
Ours is a vibrantly international conference attended by speakers from many different countries, and we are open for any independent research related to the Medieval North (broadly defined).
Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
• Changing tastes in literature, text transmission, translations, reworkings and reception
• New currents in text, codices, book-making, and art
• Linguistic innovation, language change, new writing systems • Digital humanities, editing, translation
• Technological advances
• Christianisation, developments in religious practices
• Settlement, migration, and social change
• Understudied figures and groups, gender and queer studies • Innovative interaction with Old Norse material in post-medieval literature and modern media
• New methods and emerging fields of study
If you wish to present a paper or poster at the conference, please e-mail an abstract of 250–300 words, alongside a brief biography containing your name, pronouns, institution, and program of study, to <histudentconference@gmail. com> by December 1, 2021. Please state within the same document whether you intend to attend the conference online or in person. The committee reserves the right to make selections based on quality of written abstracts, adherence to submission guidelines (see conference blog, link below), and timely submissions of abstracts.
The languages of the conference are Icelandic and English. Individual paper presentations will be 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. There is also a Poster Session for students to present their material in poster form. Students may apply for either a paper or a poster; the conference committee may offer a poster presentation to some paper applicants. Further information can be found on the conference blog at <histudentconference.wordpress.com>. Please direct any further inquiries to the student conference committee via e-mail (see above).