The Cult of Saints in Medieval Iceland: An International Symposium

From Monday 26 March 2018 at 9:45am, to Wednesday 28 March 2018 at 7:00pm

The Chair of Germanic Philology and the Department of Humanities of the University of Turin, in collaboration with the Biblioteca Capitolare di Vercelli, are organising "The Cult of Saints in Medieval Iceland: An International Symposium", to be held in Turin and Vercelli on March 26th-28th 2018.


The symposium has been specifically conceived to fuel this unprecedented interest in Old Norse-Icelandic hagiography by inviting the most eminent experts in the field to present their most recent studies, take a stock of the current state-of-the art, and provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of the cults of saints in medieval Iceland.


Studies in Old Norse-Icelandic hagiography have a long-established tradition, however, in the last three decades they appear to have benefited from an exceptionally positive reception among scholars of various disciplines. Historians have surveyed the cult of saints in their socio-political contexts, literary critics have investigated prose and verse adaptations and accommodations of the associated legends, and philologists have served original and imported hagiographical texts with a great number of critical editions and two newly updated catalogues. 


Free entrance.

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