16-29 October 2017, Festival of Ideas: TRUTH

When:
16 October 2017 – 29 October 2017 all-day
2017-10-16T00:00:00+01:00
2017-10-30T00:00:00+00:00

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/

 

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