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Title / Titel Handbook of Nordic Memory Studies
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Summary / Zusammenfassung The general aim of the planned handbook, is to document the potentials and existing research of memory studies in premodern Scandinavia (mainly Viking Age and Middle Ages), which during the past years has become an important emerging field of studies in the area of Nordic studies in general. In addition to this part of the object will be to show ways ahead for future research.
The content of the handbook will thus both consist of a survey of possible methodological approaches and of important historical aspects. A third section, will consist of editions of important written and visual sources from the field of Old Norse-Icelandic art and literature.
Main editors: Jürg Glauser (Zürich/Basel, Switzerland), Pernille Hermann (Aarhus, Denmark), Stephen A. Mitchell (Harvard, USA). Contributors: International specialists from relevant fields such as archaeology, mythology, history of religion, history, law, art, literature, language, mediality and others will be invited to contribute to the handbook by writing unpublished articles.
Keywords / Suchbegriffe Old Norse-Icelandic literature, Viking Age, Scandinavian Middle Ages, Nordic studies, saga scholarship, memory studies, collective memory, cultural memory
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Prof. Dr. Jürg Glauser (Project Leader)
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
In collaboration with /
In Zusammenarbeit mit
Dr. Pernille Hermann, Aarhius University, Denmark Denmark
Prof. Stephen A. Mitchell, Harvard University, USA United States
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Aug 2013 to Dec 2017