Rediscovering Saxo, in Iceland and Beyond

Thursday 13th July

Location: 27.3.53

  • 09:30 Welcome and Coffee
  • 10:00 Philip Lavender (Københavns Universitet): "Saxo’s Ambiguous Arrival in Iceland: Oddverjaannáll and Ambáles saga"
  • 11:00 Teresa Dröfn Njarðvík (Háskóli Íslands): "From education towards entertainment - the development of Gorms saga gamla (Gormo) in Iceland"
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 Visit to Royal Library (only for speakers)

Friday 14th July

Location: 27.3.53

  • 10:30 Coffee
  • 11:00 Santiago Íbañez Lluch (Translator of Gesta Danorum into Spanish): "Saxo in Spain: The Selvas Dánicas of Conde Don Bernardino de Rebolledo"
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 Gottskálk Jensson (Københavns Universitet): "Hypothesis Islandica, or on the initially supportive but ultimately subversive impact of medieval Icelandic literature on the evaluation of Saxo Grammaticus as a historical authority in the sixteenth and seventeenth century"
  • 14:30 Massimiliano Bampi (Università Ca’Foscari Venezia): "The legacy of heroic tradition: Starkaðar saga gamla and Saxo"
  • 16:00 Reception