Activities and publications

Talks, seminars, workshops and conferences
Future events

November 18, 2020: I am talking about why names was the most central element in early Runic inscriptions in the TextWorlds Seminar Series.  TextWorlds: Global Mapping of Texts from the Pre-Modern World is a research project and network at the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University. My talk is a part of the seminar Northern Europe 150-1500 CE: The Runic Corpus. Thursday 18 November 2020 16.00-18.00 CEST.

Past events

October 20, 2020: In connection with Middelalderuken in Bergen, I arranged a research seminar about the use of place names in Norwegian archaeology. The seminar took place online and was open to everyone. Programme and further information. We plan to publish the papers in the University of Bergen’s archaeological series UBAS.

I presented two papers at the EAA annual Meeting. See the programme and abstracts here.

Friday 28 August 2020, online: The session “Coping with death at all ages: (post-)funerary practises, mourning and resilience”.  I presented the paper: BORO, MY SISTER, DEAR TO ME. THE USE OF NAMES IN FUNERARY CONTEXTS IN ROMAN AND MIGRATION PERIOD NORWAY.

Saturday 29 August 2020, online: The session “Interaction in action: Human and societal adaptability in response to changes in climate and environment in Medieval Europe.” I presented the paper: CLAIMING AND NAMING LAND. PERSONAL NAMES IN PLACE NAMES AND RESTRUCTURING OF LAND RIGHTS IN LATE IRON AGE SCANDINAVIA.

October 31st – November 1st 2019, Bergen: I was invited by Eldar Heide to give a paper at The 2019 Aarhus Old Norse Mythology Conference, Bergen, 31 October – 1 November 2019: Methodology in Mythology. Where Does the Study of Old Norse Religion Stand, and Where Can We Go from Here? As a part of my quest for a better dialogue between archaeology and onomastics, I will be talking about “Linking archaeology and sacral place names” employing some of the main results from my PhD-project and some new locations.

October 4th 2019, Copenhagen: project presentation. Friday seminar at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics (NorS), Copenhagen University. In Danish. Open to the public.

October 4th 2019, Copenhagen: Project presentation at the workshop New methodological tools relevant for historical onomastic studies – at NorS, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Part of a workshop series in the Nordic research network New trends in Nordic Socio-onomastics.

September 13th, Krypten, Universitetsmuseet, Bergen: Presentation of the ArcNames Project in Danish/Norwegian. Open to the public.

August 21-23 2019, Helsinki: Presentation of the ArcNames Project and the results of the first Work Package at the conference Personal Names and Cultural Reconstructions, University of Helsinki, Finland.