Program and zoom sessions for the 18th International Saga Conference

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Program of The 18th International Saga Conference

Sagas and the Circum-Baltic Arena

Helsinki and Tallinn, 7th–14th August 2022

THE 18th INTERNATIONAL SAGA CONFERENCE: SAGAS AND THE CIRCUM-BALTIC ARENA is an international, multidisciplinary event to be held 7th–14th August 2022, at the University of Helsinki and University of Tallinn. The event is organized by Folklore Studies, Department of Cultures, and the Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, University of Helsinki, the Centre for History, Archaeology and Art History, University of Tallinn, and the Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Tartu.

Organizing Committee of the event: Sirpa Aalto, Joonas Ahola, Jesse Barber, Reynir Eggertsson Frog, Kirsi Kanerva, Karolina Kouvola, Marika Mägi, Sirli Peda, Daniel Sävborg, Kristo Siig and Kendra Willson.

The conference has been made possible through generous support from the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, the Kalevala Society, Glossa: The Society for Medieval Studies in Finland, the Kone Foundation project Ownership, Language and Cultural Heritage: Ideologies of Folk Poetry in Finland, the Republic of Karelia and Estonia (2017–2022), the University of Oulu, the Icelandic-Finnish Cultural Foundation, Foundation Osiliana, the Embassy of Iceland in Helsinki and the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Finland.