17th International Saga Conference Programme

The programme of the 17th International Saga Conference as well as abstracts of all presentations can be viewed by clicking on the buttons below. The current version of the programme is dated July 6, 2018. Minor updates may occur until the conference and it is important to follow the updates here.


The conference will be held at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík, with one full day (Tuesday) of sessions taking place at Reykholt in Borgarfjörður. The programme on Thursday will be devoted to organised excursions. There will also be a two-day post-conference tour to Húnavatnssýsla and Skagafjörður on the 18th–19th of August.

Programme overview

Day 1 — Monday August 13, 2018

Venue: University of Iceland, Reykjavík
8.00–9.00 Registration
9.00–18.00 Sessions
18.15–20.00 Receptions at various locations

Day 2 — Tuesday August 14, 2018

Venue: Snorrastofa, Reykholt
8.30 Bus from University of Iceland
10.00–17.00 Sessions in Reykholt
17.30 Return by bus to University of Iceland

Day 3 — Wednesday August 15, 2018

Venue: University of Iceland, Reykjavík
9.00–17.40 Sessions
18.00–20.00 Reception hosted by Alþingi at the National Gallery and the exhibition Lífsblómið — centenary of Icelandic independence and sovereignty

Day 4 — Thursday August 16, 2018

Off-venue event: Nordic House, Reykjavík
20.00 Eddas, Sagas, and Comics: A night with Makoto Yukimura and Henning Kure

Day 5 — Friday August 17, 2018

Venue: University of Iceland, Reykjavík
9.00–17.10 Sessions
17.15–18.15 Business meeting
19.30–01.00 Conference dinner

Saturday and Sunday August 18–19, 2018

Post-conference excursion to Húnavatnssýsla and Skagafjörður.