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IONA: Early Medieval Studies on the Islands of the North Atlantic

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SFU Harbour Centre Campus Vancouver

515 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

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IONA: Seafaring is a three-day international conference on the islands of the North Atlantic that brings together scholars of early medieval Ireland, Britain, and Scandinavia to imagine cooperative, interdisciplinary futures for the study of North Atlantic archipelagos during the early medieval period. The conference will be held at Simon Fraser University at the downtown campus in Vancouver, BC, April 11-13, 2019.

IONA provides a space and opportunity for collaborative and experimental approaches to early medieval studies of Scandinavia, Ireland, and Britain. The conference is interdisciplinary and transnational, with seminars, workshops, and labs designed and organized by participants.

IONA in Vancouver will focus on decolonizing early medieval studies, with multiple sessions on denationalization, indigenization, and deperiodization, but also with sessions on theoretical approaches such as archive studies, affect theory, and landscape studies, as well as hands-on sessions on such skills as textile production, paleography, and medieval Welsh and Irish.

Opening Reception Talk: Wednesday, April 10, 5pm

Eldon Yellowhorn (Archeology and First Nations Studies, Simon Fraser University)

“Understanding Blackfoot Antiquity on the Northern Plains of North America during the Medieval Period”


Plenary Talk: Thursday, April 11, 4pm

Elaine Treharne (English, Stanford University)

“‘Yn ol cynefin gynt’: What does it mean to ‘belong’ in Medieval Studies?”


Plenary Talk: Friday, April 12, 4pm

Nicola Griffith (award-winning novelist and essayist, author of Hild (2013))

“The Personal is Political and Scholarly and Creative”



Plenary Talk: Saturday, April 13, 4pm

Abraham Anghik Ruben (Order of Canada sculptor)

“Similar in Spirit: Norse and Inuit Interactions”

See IONA website (www.sfu.ca/english/iona/) for full descriptions of these talks, as well as a schedule of sessions.

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