CFP: Medieval Christianity and The Norse in Scandinavia (9/1/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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The Heroic Age: A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe
( is inviting paper submissions for the 41st
International Congress on Medieval Studies. Our first session is:

The Spread of Christianity in Early Medieval Northern Europe

This is a panel on the spread of Christianity in Northern Europe
(including the British Isles, Gaul, Germany and Scandinavia) between the
3rd century and the 8th century AD. Any topic related to the spread of
Christianity to non-Christian areas (some examples could include the
spread of Christian thought among elite, the adoption of Christianity
within urban spaces, and the conversion of the rural pagan countryside)
will be considered. Preference will be given to papers which emphasize
aspects of the Christianization process which have not received a great
deal of scholarly attention.

Our second session is:

Those Who Stayed Behind: The Norse in Scandinavia during the Viking Age

This is a panel on the Scandinavian countries themselves in the Viking
Age, rather than focusing on the Vikings themselves. Papers are invited
to address the archaeology, literature, linguistics and languages,
religion(s), history, and other related fields that touch on those
nations from the late eighth century through the end of the eleventh
century. Preference will be given to papers emphasizing aspects of the
field that have not received a great deal of scholarly attention.

All abstracts are due Sept. 1, 2005. Please send submissions to Larry
Swain at

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