Death, Otherworld and Afterlife in Ancient Scandinavia 2019

Programm 2019

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

2nd floor, room 200

09:30-10:00 Sebastian Schindlbeck: Viking Age and Medieval Conceptions of Otherworld Journeys in Scandinavia

10:00-10:30 Andreas Kappelmaier: Where the heroes feast – Valhall, the hall of the dead

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:30 Caitlin Allard: “Weaving the Web of Battle” Valkyries, Norns and Textiles in Norse Mythology

11:30-12:00 Johann Levin: Death Mountain: an afterlife in Iceland and beyond

12:00-12:30 Johanna Stowasser: She’s a Hel of a Woman – the ruler of the norse underworld and her sources

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-14:30 Kieran Sweeney: Germanic Burial Rituals in Literature

14:30- 15:00 Sophia Feigenbutz: A Million Ways to Die in the North! Death and Dying in the Sagas of Icelanders

15:00- 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:00 Kristýna Králova: „For die we must.“ Foreshadowing Death and Afterlife in Various Saga Genres

16:00- 16:30 Jan Marek Sík: “Who killed Lemminkäinen?” An Example of Narrative Construction in the New Kalevala

18:00 Attendee Get-Together - (A)void Floating Gallery

Wednesday, May 29th, 2018

2nd floor, room 200

09:30-10.00 Josef Jürgens: The way is shut. It was made by those who aren’t Dead. And the Dead keep it. Some peculiarities within the Scandinavian sepulchral culture

10.00-10:30 Saskia Klose: Commemoration of the Dead

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:30 Pauline Wagenknecht: Suicide and death wish in Old Icelandic Literature

11:30-12:00 Lucie Korecká: “The dead are not dead.”Revenants in the sagas and in Icelandic folktales

12:00-13:00 Lunch Break

13:30- 13:30 Magda Králová: The Suicide of the ‘Historical’ Oðinn in English Literary Adaptions on the Turn of the 18th and 19th century

13:30-14:00 Barbora Hlavatá: “The Victorians and the Valkyries” The Choosers of the Slain in 19th Century British Literature

14.00 Final discussion / Summary

20:00 Attendee Get-Together - Kolkovna Savarin

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

09.15 Meeting at the National Library

09.30-11.30 Manuscripts and Early Printed Books Department at the National Library

12.00-13.00 Guided tour through the Historic Locations of the National Library