Bergen Fragment Workshop

Friday wrapped up a three day palaeography workshop with representatives covering many of the principle Nordic archives. Spearheaded by CMS’s Åslaug Ommundsen with Tuomas Heikkilä and Jan Brunius, papers dealt with specific details for tracing the origins and provenances of material in Nordic archives, and also gave participants insight into the state of research in various collections. It’s hard to overstate the effect that all of these ongoing efforts are having on changing our impression of the Middle Ages in the far northern reaches of Europe. And following the workshops gives an bird’s eye view of the slow amassing of evidence and how it evolves to establish a convincing perspective of the past.

More details and much of the workshop material can be found here.

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