Workshop Agenda

Day 1:  Monday, 24 November 2014, HumLab-X of Umeå University

09:00 – 10:00    Welcome, introductions, workshop goals

10:00 – 10:30    Coffee break

10:30 – 12:00    Session 1

Anna Foka & Lewis Webb (Umeå University), From Thule to Hyperborea: The Shifting Definitions of the North in Classical Thought

Eleanor Barraclough (Durham University), North of the Northmen: Visions of the Arctic North in the Old Norse-Icelandic Sagas

12:00 – 13:00    Lunch

13:00 – 14:30    Session 2

Federico Barbierato (University of Verona) & Helena Wangefelt Ström (Umeå University), Omne malum ab Aquilone. Images of the Evil North in Early Modern Italy and their Impact on Cross-Religious Encounters

Mateo Ballester Rodriguez (Complutense University of Madrid), Nordic Europe as a Supernatural and Mysterious Terra Incognita in Early Modern Spain

14:30 – 15:00    Coffee break

15:00 – 17:00    Session 3

Barbara Auger (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bernay), Medieval Normandy: Mythological Cultivation and Acculturation of a Scandinavian Settlement

Stefan Donecker (Austrian Academy of Science), Officina gentium aut vagina nationum. The North as the Origin of Migration in Early Modern Thought

Kim Simonsen (University of Amsterdam), Elevating the Early Modern North. Images of the North and the Use of Ballads and Sagas by Early Modern Scholars

18:00                  Conference Dinner


Day 2:  Tuesday, 25 November 2014, Västerbottens museum

08:30 – 10:00    Session 4

Päivi Maria Pihlaja (University of Helsinki), Old Rudbeck resurrected in Paris! Visions of the Arctic Origins of Civilisation and Science in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Virginia Langum (Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study), Complexion and Character in a Cold Climate: Medicine and Geography in the Medieval Imaginary

10:00 – 10:30    Coffee break

10:30 – 12:00    Session 5

Jeremy DeAngelo (University of Connecticut), Making Saami of the Scots: Britain’s and Scandinavia’s Near Norths

Dawn Jackson Williams (University of St. Andrews), The Contours of the North? British Mountains and Northern Peoples, 1600-1800

12:00 – 13:00    Lunch

13:00 – 14:30    Session 6

Vicki E. Szabo (Western Carolina University), Northern Seas, Marine Monsters, and Perceptions of the Pre-modern North Atlantic in the Longue Durée

Dolly Jørgensen (Umeå University), Beastly Belonging in the Premodern North

14:30 – 15:00    Coffee break

15:00 – 16:00    Sami rock art exhibit guided tour

16:00 – 17:00    Discussion and workshop wrap-up


About Dolly Jørgensen

I am a historian of the environment and technology.
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