Cognition in the Middle Ages (Cambridge, University Library, MS Gg 1.1, f. 490v, England, 14th century)

The Self in Social Spaces

A central concern of the humanities is to understand how the self relates to its world and to history, and consequently how this relationship is conceptualized and represented in textual and material culture.

This project contributes to the discussion by studying the representation of the self in various textual and material sources of medieval Scandinavia, including Old Norse literary texts, documents, runic and Latin inscriptions, archaeological remains, and art-historical sources.

The study of the self-awareness of the historical self in medieval Scandinavia will contribute fresh perspectives to discussions of the medieval and modern self, in Scandinavia and in Europe.

Contact: Stefka Eriksen

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