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Sailing the Western Sea: The Atlantic Ocean in a Medieval Perspective

Sailing the Western Sea: The Atlantic Ocean in a Medieval Perspective

Center for Medieval Studies, Pennsylvania State University

TWENTY-FIRST MEDIEVAL STUDIES CONFERENCE

MARCH 28, 2009

Sailing the Western Sea: The Atlantic Ocean in a Medieval Perspective

Speakers:

Andrew McDonald, Brock University, “The late Norse Isle of Man in its North Atlantic context: contacts and communication, 1079-1265”

Alfred Siewers, Bucknell University, “Desert Islands: Europe’s Atlantic Archipelago as Ascetic Landscape”

Thomas Haine, Johns Hopkins University, “Greenland Norse Knowledge of the North Atlantic Environment”

Kelly DeVries, Loyola University, “Into the Atlantic or Into the Mediterranean: Spanish Military Choices in the Late Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries”

Christopher Fee, Gettysburg College, “Með lögum skal land vort byggja: “With Law Shall the Land be Built” Law-Speaking and Identity in the Medieval Norse Atlantic”

For more information and registration (there is no cost to attend this conference), see http://www.psu.edu/dept/medieval

The conference is sponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies with the support of the Institute for Arts and Humanistic Studies, Medieval Studies Program, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Germanic and Slavonic Languages


Watch the video: Sailing across the Atlantic west to east (December 2021).