Witchcraft and Magic in Ancient Scandinavia 2018

Programm 2018

Friday, May 25th, 2018

10:00-11:00 Lucie Korecká & Pavel Vondřička – Terminology of Old Norse Magic

11:00-11:30 Magda Králová – If a Witch Eats a Man... Magic in Barbarian Law Codes

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-12:30 Josef Jürgens – Mjök stóra stafi, Mjök stinna stafi. Some Research Views on Magic Inscriptions in the Elder Fuþark

12:30-13:00 Valerie Schuster – Archeological Findings. Magical Artifacts

13:00-15:00 Lunch Break

15:00- 15:30 Johanna Stowasser – Gender Aspects of Old Norse Magic

15:30- 16:00 Sophia Feigenbutz – ‘I put a spell on you’. Love Spells and Love Magic in the Nordic Middle Ages

16:00- 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:00 Jan Marek Šík – Magic as a Speech Act, Magic as Power. Edda and Kalevala

17:00-17:30 Hannelore Ledderose – Finnish Magic in Old Norse Literature

17:30 Round-Table Discussion

18:00 Conference Dinner

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

10:00-10:30 Pauline Wagenknecht – Icelandic galdrabækur. Content and Context

10:30-11:00 Michaela Perl – Early Testimonies of Witches in Old Norse Literature

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:00 Pavlína Lukešová – Witches and Their Means of Transport in Old Norse and Late Witch-Trial Sources

12:00-12:30 Barbora Hlavatá – ‘The Treasured Wisdom of Old’. Norse Magic in Modern British Literature

12:30 Round-Table Discussion and End of Conference