5th International St Magnus Conference
The 2020 St Magnus Conference was postponed, but will now take place online from 14-16 April 2021. The 2020 speakers have agreed to deliver their papers in 2021.
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Attendance at this online event is free.
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Island life would have been impossible without the equal contribution of women and men. Women have often taken leading roles in island communities, running them when their men have been off island seeking employment, as fishermen, whalers, serving in the navy or as merchant seamen. However, is this reflected in the stories that are told?
This conference will explore both the female and male experience of island life from the Viking Age, or earlier, to the present. The primary research focus will be the islands of the North Atlantic, but there will be research and stories from other island communities. It will be a multi-disciplinary exploration, and will include contributions from historians, archaeologists, folklorists, and cultural studies, gender studies and literary scholars.
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