Gendering Historical Literacy — Vernacular Writing in the Nordic Countries 18–20th Century

Gendering Historical Literacy

Vernacular Writing in the Nordic Countries, 18–20th Century

Seminar March 31, 2017
University of Iceland, Gimli 102 (1st floor), 14.15–16.30

Five short papers will be given on the representations of gender and vernacular literacy practices in the Nordic countries. The talks will be delivered in English. All are welcome to attend.

Í þessari málstofu um rannsóknir á alþýðlegri iðkun læsis og birtingarmyndum kyns og kyngervis verða flutt fimm stutt erindi auk umræðna. Málþingið er öllum opið. Fyrirlestarar og umræður fara (að mestu) fram á ensku.

Programme:
14:15-14:40:
Ann-Catrine Edlund & Erla Hulda Halldórsdóttir: Gendering Historical Literacy. Two
Cases of Vernacular Writing in 19th and 20th Century Sweden and Iceland.

14:40-15:05
Haraldur Bernharðsson: 19th-century language standardization: Bringing a new linguistic
standard to life with boys and girls alike

15:05-15:30
Ásta Svavarsdóttir: Language use and language attitudes in 19th century Iceland: Gendered borrowings?

15:30-15:55
Guðrún Þórhallsdóttir: Gender differences in gender use? Generics, agreement and general
thoughts on 19th-century Icelandic

15:55-16:20
Davíð Ólafsson: Double agents? Exploring gendered literacy practices through the diaries of a male scribe

Sagnfræðistofnun Háskóla Íslands / The Institute of History, University of Iceland Miðaldastofa Háskóla Íslands / The University of Iceland Centre for Medieval Studies