Program

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Norræna húsið Norræna húsið The international conference Sturla will be held in the Nordic House 27th -29th November 2014.

Sturla Þórðarson‘s 800 anniversary / 1214–2014 / The many roles of Sturla Þórðarson

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Programabstracts  -  speakers
 

Thursday, 27 November 2014

12.30-13.00

Registration

13.00-13.30  

Welcome and conference opening

Prof. Guðrún Nordal
Gerður Kristný
Matthías Johannessen
Illugi Gunnarsson

(Director of the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies)


(Minister for Education, Science and Culture)

13.30-14.15   

KEYNOTE
Chair: Ásdís Egilsdóttir

    Prof. Theodore M. Andersson (Indiana University)

    Sturla Þórðarson’s Narrative Personalities

14.15-14.45

Coffee

14.45-16.15  

STURLA ÞÓRÐARSON
Chair: Þórður Ingi Guðjónsson

    Prof. Helgi Þorláksson (University of Iceland)
    Prof. Guðrún Nordal (Árni Magnússon Institute for
    Icelandic Studies, University of Iceland)

    Sturla Þórðarson, a biased historian?
    Sturla: the poet and the creator of prosimetrum
 

   
   

 

Friday, 28 November 2014

9.00-10.30  

MEMORY AND LEARNING
Chair: Terry Gunnell

    Dr Ann-Marie Long (University of Notre Dame)
    Prof. Jón Viðar Sigurðsson (Oslo University)

    Sturlubók and Cultural Memory
    The education of Sturla Þórðarson (and the Icelandic elite)

10.30-11.00

Coffee

11.00-12.30 

THE COURT OF MAGNÚS LAGABÆTIR
Chair: Már Jónsson

    Dr Patricia Boulhosa (Cambridge University)
    Dr Randi Wærdahl (NTNU, Trondheim)

    Járnsíða and the Evidence of Laws and Sagas
    Rejection and admission. Sturla Þórðarson and his countrymen at
    court in 13th century Norway  

12.30-13.30

Lunch

13.30-14.15   

KEYNOTE
Chair: Viðar Pálsson

    Prof. R.I. Moore (Newcastle University)

    New Worlds Emerging: History and Identity in 12th Century
    Eurasia

14.15-14.30

Coffee

14.30-16.00  

ICELAND AND NORWAY
Chair: Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir

    Dr Gísli Sigurðsson (Árni Magnússon Institute for
    Icelandic Studies, University of Iceland)
    Dr Verena Hoefig (University of California at
    Berkeley)

    The concept of outlawry and Sturla‘s Book of Settlement
   
    Foundational Memory in Sturlubók

16.00-16.30

Coffee

16.30-18.00  

HÁKONAR SAGA HÁKONARSONAR
Chair: Sif Ríkharðsdóttir

    Prof. Hans Jacob Orning (Oslo University)

    Prof. Ármann Jakobsson (University of Iceland)

    Sturla Þórðarson’s differing perspectives on 13th century history:
    royal chronicler vs. Icelandic chieftain

    A personal account: the official and individual voice in Hákonar
    saga Hákonarsonar

   

 

Saturday, 29 November 2014

9.00-10.30  

ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE AND
THE MAKING OF MANUSCRIPTS

Chair: Haraldur Bernharðsson

    Cand. mag. Guðrún Ása Grímsdóttir (Árni Magnússon
    Institute for Icelandic Studies, University of Iceland)
    Prof. Sverrir Jakobsson (University of Iceland)

    The manuscript preservation of Sturla Þórðarson's works

    Sturlubók as a Manifestation of the Medieval Icelandic World
    View

10.30-11.00

Coffee

11.00-12.30 

THE WOMEN IN STURLA'S MILIEU
Chair: Aðalheiður Guðmundsdóttir

    Dr Auður Magnúsdóttir (Gothenburg University)
    Dr Philadelphia Ricketts (Independent scholar)

    Becoming visible: viewing women in Íslendingasaga
    Power, Protection and Pleasure: The Marital and Extra-marital
    Relationships of the Women in Sturla Þórðarson’s Life

12.30-13.30

Lunch

13.30-15.00  

ÍSLENDINGA SAGA
Chair: Jonas Wellendorf

    Dr Úlfar Bragason (Árni Magnússon Institute for
    Icelandic Studies, University of Iceland)
    Prof. Dr. Lena Rohrbach (Humboldt University,
    Berlin)

    Reykjaholt Revisited

    Of Letters and Laws: Narrative Negotiations of Literacy Practices
    in Íslendinga saga

15.00-15.30

Coffee

15.30-16.15  

KEYNOTE 
Chair: Torfi Tulinius

    Prof. Roberta Frank (Yale University)

    The Storied Verse of Sturla Þórðarson

16.15-17.00  

STURLA'S LEGACY
Chair: Sveinn Yngvi Egilsson

    Einar Kárason (Icelandic writer)

    Þorsteinn frá Hamri

    The 13th century masters

     Sturla Þórðarson’s Hrafnsmál

17.00

Closing of conference

20.00

Dinner

   

 

Sunday, 30 November 2014: Excursion