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 final version of the programme (August 2, 2018) is now available for download.


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

Registration: Sunday, August 12, 2018

17:00–20:00 Registration in Veröld — hús Vigdísar (VHV)

Day 1 — Monday, August 13, 2018

Venue: University of Iceland, Reykjavík
8.00–9.00 Registration
9.00–9.30 Opening of the conference in Háskólabíó (Auditorium A)
Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir, chair of the organizing committee, Jón Atli Benediktsson, rector of the University of Iceland, and Guðrún Nordal, director of the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies
President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, opens the conference
9.30–10.15 Plenary lecture — Carol Clover
11.00–18.00 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
9.00–9.45 Plenary lecture — Lena Rohrbach
10.00–17.40 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
9.00–9.45 Plenary lecture — Andrew Wawn
10.15–17.10 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.