THE VIKING SOCIETY FOR NORTHERN RESEARCH
Annual General Meeting 1997: Minutes
The meeting was held in King's Manor, York at 4 p.m. on 7th June 1997.
The minutes of the
1996 AGM were read and approved.
Autumn: Friday 1st November 1996, at University College, London. Professor Stefán Karlsson: The localisation and dating of medieval Icelandic manuscripts. Stefán Karlsson was Guest of Honour at the Society's Annual Dinner the same evening.
Spring: Friday 7th March 1997, at University College, London. Dr Orri Vésteinsson: New Approaches to the Settlement of Iceland.
Summer: Saturday 7th June 1997, in King's Manor, York. Dr Katrina Attwood: "Mín ófríð verk risu opt á móti þínum blíðum boðum": Harmsól and the Old Norse Literature of Penance. (Preceded by AGM - minutes above).
A Student Day Conference was also held at the English Faculty Building, Oxford, on Saturday 3rd March 1997, organised by Heather O'Donoghue. Speakers were David Ashurst, Judith Jesch, Carolyne Larrington, Andrew Wawn, and Örnólfur Thorsson.
Autumn: Friday 24th October 1997, University College London. Professor Margaret Clunies Ross: Old Icelandic literature as myth. Professor Clunies Ross will be Guest of Honour at the Society's Annual Dinner the same evening.
Spring: Friday 13th March 1998, University College London. Speaker: Dr Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir.
Summer: Saturday 30th May 1998, Durham. Speaker: Dr Diana Whaley.
Student Conference: A day conference for students and any interested members of the society will be held, probably in Leeds in the spring.
Colloquium for teachers of Old Norse-Icelandic: it is hoped that a colloquium will be held during the course of the academic year, in London.
News-Sheet prepared by Diana Whaley, September 1997