CONFERENCE: 2nd Jómsborg Conference ORIGINS, RECEPTION AND SIGNIFICANCE OF ADAM OF BREMEN’S ACCOUNT (19.11.2020, ONLINE)

CONFERENCE: 2nd Jómsborg Conference ORIGINS, RECEPTION AND SIGNIFICANCE OF ADAM OF BREMEN’S ACCOUNT (19.11.2020, ONLINE)

Place online, POLAND
Organizer UNIVERSITY OF SILESIA IN KATOWICE, INSTITUTE OF HISTORY, CENTRE FOR NORDIC AND OLD ENGLISH STUDIES - NICOLAUS COPERNICUS UNIVERSITY IN TORUŃ, CHAIR OF HISTORY OF SCANDINAVIA AND EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE - ANDRZEJ KAUBE MUSEUM IN WOLIN
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THE 2ND JÓMSBORG CONFERENCE
GESTA HAMMABURGENSIS PONTIFICUM
ORIGINS, RECEPTION AND SIGNIFICANCE OF ADAM OF BREMEN’S ACCOUNT

P r o g r a m m e
On-line meeting via Microsoft Teams. Those interested in joining the conference and following the proceedings are kindly asked to contact: cbns@us.edu.pl

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19TH 2020
11:00 Opening of the conference
11:15 Key-note lecture

Henrik Janson (University of Gothenburg), Imperial politics and visions of the North
12:00 Session I
Łukasz Neubauer (Koszalin University of Technology), “Proselytus et advena”: What Does Adam of Bremen Seem to Reveal about Himself and His Ancestry in the Opening Lines of His Gesta
Maciej Lubik (University of Zielona Góra), St. Olaf and Adam of Bremen’s narrative pragmatics
Jakub Morawiec (University of Silesia), Sveinn Ulfsson as Adam’s informant

12:40 Break
12:45 Session II
Miriam Mayburd (University of Iceland), At the Edge of Time. Adam of Bremen's Imaginary North and Horror Vacui Arngrímur Vídalín (University of Iceland), Marginal Island of Wonders. Adam of Bremen’s Influence on the Perception of Iceland

13:15 Break
13:20 Session III
Marcin Böhm (University of Opole), The eleventh-century Normans of Normandy in the view of Adam of Bremen
Piotr Pranke (Nicolaus Copernicus University of Toruń), Adam of Bremen and the visions of the state in the Early Medieval Scandinavia – chiefdom, leadership, kingship, segmental tribes - and the social changes in the age of commemoration – a comparative approach
Laura Gazzoli (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Adam’s Gesta as a source for Tenth-Century Norwegian History

14:00 Break
14:05 Session IV
Lukas Gabriel Grzybowski (State University of Londrina), Female characters and historical meaning in the Gesta Hammaburgensis
Kendra Willson (University of Turku), The figure of Gunnhildr: types, dynasties, and alliances

14:35 Break
14:40 Session V
Wojciech Filipowiak (Polish Academy of Sciences), Adam of Bremen and archaeology of Wolin
Leszek P. Slupecki (University of Rzeszów), Between Gamla Uppsala and Rhetra. Adam of Bremen describing circum-Baltic paganism
Piotr Piętkowski (University of Wrocław), Description of the Oder estuary in Adam of Bremen’s Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae Pontificum. The oldest accounts on the river until the end of the 12th century

15:20 Break
15:25 Session VI
Jules Piet (University of Iceland), Religious conversions in Adam of Bremen Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae Pontifiucm and in Saxo Grammaticus’ Gesta Danorumin a comparative perspective
Annett Krakow (University of Silesia), Olaph, Emund, Anund: traces of the influence of Adam of Bremen on Yngvars saga víðfǫrla and the interpretation of the historical Yngvarr
Marta Rey-Radlińska (Jagiellonian University), Ars moriendi and figures of power in Adam of Bremen’s chronicle

16:05 Break
16:10 Session VII
Leszek Gardeła (National Museum of Denmark), Kamil Kajkowski (West Cassubian Museum in Bytów), Harald Bluetooth and the Slavic World
Tatjana N. Jackson (University of Moscow), Scythia and the Scythian Sea on the Mental Map of Adam of Bremen

16:40 Break
16:45 Session VIII
Paweł Migdalski (University of Szczecin), Adam of Bremen’s Gesta Hammaburgensis Pontificum as a source of Polish Politics of History in Wolin after World War Two
Radosław Biskup (Nicolaus Copernicus University of Toruń), Towards the Polish edition of Adam of Bremen’s Gesta

17:15 General discussion