Session Title

Science, Nature, and Geography in the British Isles and Scandinavia in the Middle Ages

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Durham Univ.

Organizer Name

Helen Foxhall Forbes

Organizer Affiliation

Durham Univ.

Presider Name

April Harper

Presider Affiliation

SUNY-Oneonta

Paper Title 1

"How to Restrain Your Dragon": Far-Traveled Learning and the Jákulus of Yngvars saga

Presenter 1 Name

Eleanor Barraclough

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Durham Univ.

Paper Title 2

The BIG Picture: Scientific and Theological Questions in Britain in the Early Middle Ages

Presenter 2 Name

Helen Foxhall Forbes

Start Date

15-5-2015 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1355

Description

This session focuses on science, nature and geography - in their broadest senses - to explore the ways that medieval thinkers responded to the natural world, and how they sought to understand and interpret natural phenomena. Questions will also be raised about the relationships between the ideas expressed by those learned in contemporary scientific and geographical traditions, and the experiences of those who sought other kinds of interpretations of the natural world. The cross-cultural contacts and the close relationships between the British Isles and Scandinavia in this period will also be explored.

Helen G. Foxhall Forbes

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May 15th, 10:00 AM

Science, Nature, and Geography in the British Isles and Scandinavia in the Middle Ages

Schneider 1355

This session focuses on science, nature and geography - in their broadest senses - to explore the ways that medieval thinkers responded to the natural world, and how they sought to understand and interpret natural phenomena. Questions will also be raised about the relationships between the ideas expressed by those learned in contemporary scientific and geographical traditions, and the experiences of those who sought other kinds of interpretations of the natural world. The cross-cultural contacts and the close relationships between the British Isles and Scandinavia in this period will also be explored.

Helen G. Foxhall Forbes