Border Crossings and Liminal Experiences in the Old Norse Tradition, 2016

Programm 2016

Friday, 27th May 2016

Rites of Passage

  • 9:30-10:20 Johanna Schreiber: Kiósa mæðr frá mǫgom - Birth Rituals in the Medieval North
  • 10:20-11:10 Sophie Heier: Managing Puberty – Becoming an Adult in Medieval Iceland
  • 11:10-11:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:30-12:20 Markéta Ivánková: Proving Yourself Worthy in the Riddarasǫgur- Why or What and of Whom?

Not Only Geographical Borders…

  • 12:20- 13:10 Michaela Plavjaniková: Women on the Move and Their Border-Crossing Possibilities: Gender Perspective of Borders in the Sagas of Icelanders
  • 13:10- 14:30 Lunch Break
  • 14:30- 15:20 Kristýna Králová: The Impact of Border Crossing as a Narrative Device: The Case of þættir
  • 15:20-16:10 Andreas Schmidt: (Fear?) The Walking Dead: Færeyinga saga Chapter 40 in Anthropological and Narratological Perspective
  • 16:10-16:30 Coffee Break

Liminality and the Limits of Man

  • 16:30- 17:20 Courtney Burrell: Religious-Ecstatic Experiences and the In-Between: Otto Höfler’s Sacred Bands and the Old Norse Tradition
  • 19:00 Conference Dinner

Saturday, 28th May 2016

  • 9:30-10:20 Nikola Macháčková: Emotions While Meeting the Supernatural: Borders of This and the Other in Family vs. Legendary Sagas
  • 10:20-11:10 Sophie Fendel: The State of In-Between: The Physicality of the Old Icelandic draugar
  • 11:10-11:30 Discussion
  • Excursion to Rosenheim: ‘Wikinger!’ Exhibition at Lokschuppen