Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Language Institute - LI 216 Rotunda
Thomas Dubois is a folklorist who explores how people relate to and use tradition in their lives. His research focuses on Nordic cultures, especially Finnish and Sámi, and he is interested in how the Nordic peoples relate to populations and ideas coming from elsewhere. Drawing on Sámi and Norse (Norwegian and Icelandic) examples, his keynote lecture "Sacrality and landscape in the Nordic Middle Ages" will look at the ways in which pre-Christian, late pagan, and early medieval Christian Nordic communities conceptualized the landscape and the sacred.
With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences International Keynote Speaker Support Fund.
Speakers: Thomas Dubois, Professor, Department of German, Nordic and Slavic, University of Wisconsin-Madison