Paper proposals are invited for the 5th annual Háskóli Íslands Student Conference on the Medieval North, to be held at the University of Iceland on April 11, 2015. This student-organized event is intended as an interdisciplinary forum for postgraduate students of Old Norse and medieval Scandinavia. Students who have not given papers at academic
conferences before are especially encouraged to apply, as the primary aim of this event is to provide them with a platform to present their research in a supportive environment, fostering dialogue, exchange of ideas, and inter-department networking on student level, thereby granting an opportunity to gain more conference experience and train paper-presentation and public-speaking skills.
In accordance with the HÍ Student Conference’s previous installments, and to ensure a diverse interdisciplinary selection of approaches and methodologies, the theme of this year’s event is once again left broadly open to any independent research related to medieval Scandinavia, which may include (but not be limited to) Old Norse literature, history of religion(s), folkloristics, linguistics, archaeology, history, and manuscript studies.
If you wish to present a paper at the conference, please email an abstract of 250 words or less to HIstudentconference@gmail.com before March 1st 2015. The conference languages are English and Icelandic, and individual paper presentations will be 20 minutes in length, each followed by a 10-minute discussion session. Participation in this conference is not restricted to those enrolled at Háskóli Íslands, and interested international students from abroad are welcome to apply as well.
The student conference committee reserves the right to make selections based on quality of written abstracts and timely submissions thereof.
Please direct any questions or further inquiries to the student conference committee via email (above),