16-29 October 2017, Festival of Ideas: TRUTH

16 October 2017 – 29 October 2017 all-day

2017 Festival of Ideas: TRUTH

List of ASNC events


Dates of the Festival: 16-29 October

Main date for Sidgwick Site events: 21 October (Saturday)


Wednesday, 18 October, 17.00-18.00, G-R06/07

Embroidering the truth: The Bayeux Tapestry and the Norman Conquest
Prof. Simon Keynes

Saturday, 21 October, G-R05

13.30-14.00: Co-opting the Vikings: Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian Accounts of Olaf Tryggvason in England
Dr Elizabeth Ashman Rowe

14.00-14.30: Understanding The Book of Invasions: Proto-history and propaganda in medieval Ireland
Prof. Máire N
í Mhaonaigh

14.30-15.00: The ‘Lying Sagas’: Truth and Fantasy in Late Medieval Icelandic Fiction
Jon Hui

15.00-15.30: “How many lies make a truth?: The Poetic language of the Prose Edda”
Katie Olley

15.30-16.00: Deliberately obscure: the secret language of medieval Irish poets
Prof. Paul Russell


Wednesday 25th October, 17.00-18.00, G-R 06/07

‘True Relatives and False Friends: Understanding Old Words and their Meanings’
Audience-participation quiz
Prof. Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Dr Richard Dance, Dr Brittany Schorn

For further information go to https://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/