Seminar on the occasion of Professor Matthew Driscoll’s 70th birthday

The seminar is arranged by Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics and will consist of a series of four presentations on subjects related to the work and research interests of Matthew Driscoll.

After the seminar, a reception will be held in room 15A.0.13.


Time Activity

The fascinating appeal of phantom islands: A pre-modern phenomenon between text and map
Jürg Glauser, Universities of Zürich and Basel


The transmission of poetry in late pre-modern Iceland: The case of Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614-1674)
Margrét Eggertsdóttir, Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies


Deconstructing Dimma: Unravelling the past of a medieval Irish manuscript
John Gillis, Trinity College Dublin


Voice notes from the edge: Colophons and aurality in Irish manuscripts
Peadar Ó Muircheartaigh, University of Edinburgh

15:30 Discussion

Presentation of the book Scripta minora: Selected essays on Icelandic manuscripts and texts by M. J. Driscoll
Anne Mette Hansen, René Hernández Vera and N. Kıvılcım Yavuz (the editors)

16:30 Reception