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2017

Pirate Fiction in the Middle Ages, 500-1500 September 21-22 SDU 
Dale Kedwards, "The egocentric world map: the self-centred world now, and in the Middle Ages" (Danish Institute for Advanced Study IDEAS series)  September 27
12:15 - 1:15 pm
SDU, DIAS Conference Room
Canon Hispánico: Classical and Late Antique Authors in Medieval Iberian Literature

November 2-3 SDU
Contact: Irene Salvo García
 Life and Cult of Canute the Holy: The First Royal Saint of Denmark November 6-7 SDU 
Videoseminar: Marek Thue Kretschmer (NTNU)
"Imitating Ovid and Praising  Henry IV in Northern Italy (ca. 1080)"

November 14
1:00 - 2:30 pm (York)
2:00 - 3:30 pm (SDU)
SDU Mødelokale 3. Contact: Kristin Bourassa
York Contact: Elizabeth Tyler
Medieval Literatures Seminar/CML Videoseminar: Alfred Hiatt (QMUL)
"Orosius’ description of the world: influence, adaptation and interpolation"

The second chapter of Orosius’ Historiae adversus paganos provides a relatively detailed description of the known world. This description, which circulated independently, as well as within the Historiae, exerted particular influence on spatial representation in the Latin west, becoming inter alia an important source for mappae mundi such as the Cotton and Hereford world maps. This paper will consider the original purpose of Orosius’ geography – is it an appendage, or an integral part of the Historiae? – before outlining its transmission and adaptation. The final part of the discussion will focus on the Old English Orosius, and its two major spatial interpolations into the Latin text: a verbal map of Germania, and the descriptions of Scandinavian lands provided by Ohthere and Wulfstan.    
November 23
1:00 - 2:30 pm (York)
2:00 - 3:30 pm (SDU)
SDU Mødelokale 3. Contact: Kristin Bourassa
York Treehouse (HRC). Contact: Elizabeth Tyler

2018

Continuities Between Medieval and Humanist Translation Theory and Practice

February 23-24 SDU
Contact: Réka Forrai

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