Life and Biography in the Middle Ages: A Hero

Sigurd the Dragon Slayer. Medieval Legend and Pagan Ritual

Danish scholar Jens Peter Schjødt (Aarhus Universitet) will illustrate on the person of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer, one of the most famous medieval heroes, in how far the “heroic biography” was based on the so called “rites de passage“ of archaic societies.

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The series is organized by the Department of Scandinavian Studies and the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages of the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague. The Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages is part of the Humanities Research Centers.

The series is supported by the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague.

All the lectures and discussions will be in English.

Event detail

Event start
15.3.2018 17:30 - 19:00
Venue
nám. Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1 (Charles University, Faculty of Arts, room n. 319)
Organizing Institution
Department of Scandinavian Studies, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages
Event type
Lecture