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Handbook of Pre-Modern Nordic Memory Studies

Handbook of Pre-Modern Nordic Memory Studies

January 11, 2019

I am very pleased to note that the Handbook of Pre-Modern Nordic Memory Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches (De Gruyter, http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/458546) - finally, some might say - appeared at the end of 2018. 

From the back cover:  In recent years, the field of Memory Studies has emerged as a key approach in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and has increasingly...

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Regarding letters of recommendation

December 13, 2017
To students regarding letters of recommendation: Please know that I will happily continue to support your applications to professional and graduate schools, job openings, and fellowships, but only those fellowships where I have a free hand to decide who I will support. For Harvard College students, this means that beginning with the Class of 2021, I will no longer write in support of applications for any fellowships or awards covered by Harvard’s so-called social group sanctions, irrespective of whether an individual student belongs (or has belonged) to such a group or not.
ON Mythology

Old Norse Mythology — Comparative Perspectives

December 13, 2017
The anthology Old Norse Mythology — Comparative Perspectives, ed. Pernille Hermann, Stephen Mitchell and Jens Peter Schjødt (CHS/Harvard University Press) is now available.

Witchcraft and Magic in the Nordic Middle Ages now in paperback

March 22, 2013

Witchcraft and Magic in the Nordic Middle Ages is now available from the University of Pennsylvania Press as a paperback and as an ebook, in addition to the traditional hardbound format:

Cloth 2010 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4290-4 | $49.95s | £32.50 |
Paper Mar 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2255-5 | $24.95s | £16.50 |  
Ebook 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0371-4 | $24.95s | £16.50 |

Memory and Remembering: Past Awareness in the Medieval North

Memory and Remembering: Past Awareness in the Medieval North

March 22, 2013

The 2012 Radcliffe Seminar, “The Ambiguities of Memory Construction in Medieval Texts: The Nordic Case,” inspired a series of theoretically-oriented essays which have now appeared as Memory and Remembering: Past Awareness in the Medieval North. Special issue of Scandinavian Studies,  85:3. Ed. Pernille Hermann and Stephen A. Mitchell, containing the following essays:

"Constructing the Past. Introductory Remarks" (Pernille Hermann and Stephen Mitchell, pp. 261-66)

“Places, Monuments and Objects. The Past in Ancient Scandinavia” (Anders Andrén, pp. 267-81...

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The Ambiguities of Memory Construction in Medieval Texts: The Nordic Case

The Ambiguities of Memory Construction in Medieval Texts: The Nordic Case

April 18, 2012

On April 13 and 14, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study sponsored an exploratory seminar on The Ambiguities of Memory Construction in Medieval Texts: The Nordic Case, with participants representing such disciplines as history, literature, folklore, and archaeology. front row, L-R: Joseph Harris; Gísli Sigurðsson; Pernille Hermann; Nicole Burgoyne; Merrill Kaplan; Agnes Arnórsdóttir; back row, L-R: Anders Andrén; Jürg Glauser; Thomas DuBois; Bjørn Bandlien; Stephen Mitchell.

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