Sailing the Western Sea: The Atlantic Ocean in a Medieval Perspective

Center for Medieval Studies, Pennsylvania State University


MARCH 28, 2009

Sailing the Western Sea: The Atlantic Ocean in a Medieval Perspective


Andrew McDonald, Brock University, “The late Norse Isle of Man in its North Atlantic context: contacts and communication, 1079-1265”

Alfred  Siewers, Bucknell University, “Desert Islands: Europe’s Atlantic  Archipelago as Ascetic Landscape”

Thomas Haine, Johns Hopkins University, “Greenland Norse Knowledge of  the North Atlantic Environment”

Kelly DeVries, Loyola University, “Into the Atlantic or Into the  Mediterranean: Spanish Military Choices in the Late Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries”

Christopher Fee, Gettysburg College, “Með lögum skal land vort  byggja: “With Law Shall the Land be Built” Law-Speaking and Identity in the Medieval Norse Atlantic”

For more information and registration (there is no cost to attend this conference), see

The conference is sponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies with  the support of the Institute for Arts and Humanistic Studies,  Medieval Studies Program, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Germanic and Slavonic Languages

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