Literatures, Languages & Cultures

Thinking About Mythology in the 21st Century - sixth annual colloquium

The sixth annual colloquium on ‘Thinking About Mythology in the 21st Century’.

Taking place in Edinburgh in November 2018, the colloquium is jointly organised by the departments of Celtic and Scottish Studies and Scandinavian Studies in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) at the University of Edinburgh.

The language of the colloquium is English.

Full fee: £30; concession: £20; daily rate: £10-£15.

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Keynote speakers

We are delighted to have the following plenary speakers join us this year:

  • Professor Ruairi Ó hUiginn (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies)
  • Professor Jens Peter Schjodt (Aarhus University)
  • Dr Kevin Murray (University College Cork)

[Please note that previously advertised speaker, Professor Stefan Brink (University of Aberdeen), has sadly had to withdraw]

Themes and sub-themes

The theme of this year’s colloquium is ‘Boundaries’, with papers organised into four sub-themes:

  1. Religious boundaries
  2. Academic/disciplinary boundaries
  3. Physical boundaries
  4. Conceptual boundaries

Papers will be 20 minutes in length, followed by questions. There will be no parallel sessions, so delegates will get the chance to hear every speaker.

Workshop

On the first day of the colloquium, Dr Emily Lyle (University of Edinburgh) will lead an hour-long workshop on 'How to understand Indo-European myth through eliciting the preliterate content' (Saturday 10th November, 1-2pm).

Travel and accommodation

Colloquium organisers

The colloquium organisers are Dhanya Baird and Dr Triin Laidoner.

Abstracts of 100-250 words were submitted for consideration by the Board, which consists of Dr Alexandra Bergholm, Dr Emily Lyle, Dr Alan Macniven, Professor Wilson McLeod, Dr Triin Laidoner, and Dhanya Baird.

It is anticipated that a selection of the papers will be published.

Related links

Look back at our fifth annual colloquium

Watch/listen to our interview with colloquium co-organiser Dhanya Baird

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Thinking About Mythology in the 21st Century - sixth annual colloquium

Our sixth annual colloquium, jointly organised by the departments of Celtic and Scottish Studies and Scandinavian Studies, which this year has ‘Boundaries’ as its theme.

50 George Square
Edinburgh
EH8 9LH