Writing History: Battles and the Shaping of the North Atlantic World. 1015, Scandinavia and the Wider World

18-19 September 2015

9.30am, Room GR06/07

Faculty of English, 9 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DP

 The second of three departmental conferences commemorating major anniversaries of 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, has organised a series of three interrelated conferences of commemoration under the general theme of, ‘Writing History: Battles and the Shaping of the North Atlantic World’. The first conference ‘Ireland and the Wider World’ took place in December 2014.

Our second conference in the series will focus on Scandinavia and the Wider World, marking the accession of St Olaf, king of Norway, and of Cnut’s invasion of England in the late summer of 1015. Speakers will include Judith Jesch and Niels Lund, as well as Haki Antonsson, Clare Downham, Paul Gazzoli and Rory Naismith. Continuing the modern dimension established in the first conference, Professor Brendan Simms will speak on writing history in the context of the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, 1815.

A full programme and information about the conference can be found HERE.

Register for the conference.


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