Myth and Theory in the Old Norse World
An International Conference
22 and 23 October 2009.
The Centre for Scandinavian Studies at the University of Aberdeen is pleased to announce the conference Myth and Theory in the Old Norse World,
taking place at King's College, University of Aberdeen
In autumn 2007 a Centre for Scandinavian Studies was established at the University of Aberdeen. The Centre is an interdisciplinary research institution, crossing discipline, school and college boundaries.
- initiate research on aspects of Scandinavian language, history and culture
- create a Scandinavian Studies 'Research School' for Postgraduate (Mlitt and PhD) students, who on a daily basis will participate in the activities at the Centre
- run several MLitt (Masters) programmes (currently an MLitt in 'Viking and Medieval Scandinavia' and an MLitt by Research in 'Scandinavian Studies', and soon a new MLitt in 'Viking Studies', in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology
- hold Scandinavian Studies Seminars
- organize, participate in, promote and enhance relevant projects, networks and conferences (for example relating to Nordic music, film, legal history, Old Norse poetry, mythology and landscape history, as outlined on our website (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cfss/projects/)
At the moment the research profile of the members of the Centre covers Viking and medieval Scandinavia, with expertise in Old Norse and Old Swedish language and literature, Scandinavian archaeology, toponymy and runology, medieval history, landscape history and legal history. A new group focused on contemporary and nineteenth century nationalism in Scandinavia, and studying film, literature and music, is now in formation.
The Centre will soon start a joint honours programme, offering undergraduate students the possibility of studying the modern languages of Scandinavia.