Session Title

Contact before Columbus

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medievalists of Color

Organizer Name

Barbara Bordalejo; Carla María Thomas; Jack C. Wiegand

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Saskatchewan; Florida Atlantic Univ.; Univ. of Toronto

Presider Name

Barbara Bordalejo

Paper Title 1

Skrælingar, Finnar, and Norse Racism on the American Continent

Presenter 1 Name

Jeremy DeAngelo

Presenter 1 Affiliation

North Central Univ.

Paper Title 2

In the Absence of Language: Communication between Indigenous Americans and Icelanders

Presenter 2 Name

Suzanne Valentine

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

Paper Title 3

Medievalizing Native America: Pre-Columbian Contact in the Popular Imagination

Presenter 3 Name

Jack C. Wiegand

Start Date

9-5-2020 10:00 AM

Session Location

Fetzer 2016

Description

This session explores the interactions between America and Europe before the arrival of Columbus and subsequent colonization. The papers focus on early contact with a particular focus on Norse studies and deals with the Norse settlement of Greenland as well as that of L’Anse aux Meadows.

Barbara Bordalejo

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May 9th, 10:00 AM

Contact before Columbus

Fetzer 2016

This session explores the interactions between America and Europe before the arrival of Columbus and subsequent colonization. The papers focus on early contact with a particular focus on Norse studies and deals with the Norse settlement of Greenland as well as that of L’Anse aux Meadows.

Barbara Bordalejo