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International Summer School: ‘Wolin/Jómsborg: a meeting spot of Slavs and Scandinavians in the Middle Ages’

21.07.2023 - 08:25, update 24.07.2023 - 13:01
Editors: OO

The international summer school ‘Wolin/Jómsborg: a meeting spot of Slavs and Scandinavians in the Middle Ages’ takes place from 16 to 30 July 2023 on the island of Wolin at the Andrzej Kaube Regional Museum and in the archaeological museum of the Centre of Slavs and Vikings ‘Wolin-Jomsborg-Wineta’ .

40 students and PhD students of history, Archaeology, Scandinavian Studies and other humanities came to Wolin from Iceland, Great Britain, Italy, Brazil and the United States.

Students participate in classes in archaeology, history and Slavic and Scandinavian literature from the early Middle Ages, with particular emphasis on the interpretation of archaeological monuments, political and economic history, numismatics, runic writing, codicology and palaeography of medieval manuscripts.

Among the lecturers there are Polish and foreign researchers: Prof. Karl Christian Alvestad (University College of Southeast Norway), Prof. Bjørn Bandlien (University College of Southeast Norway), Grzegorz Bartusik, PhD (University of Silesia), Prof. Radosław Biskup (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń), Prof. Mateusz Bogucki (Polish Academy of Sciences), Prof. Rafał Borysławski (University of Silesia), Wojciech Filipowiak, PhD (Polish Academy of Sciences), Leszek Gardeła, PhD (Danish National Museum in Copenhagen), Katarzyna Anna Kapitan, PhD (University of Oxford), Annett Krakow, PhD (University of Silesia), Prof. Jakub Morawiec (University of Silesiai), Prof. Anne Irene Riisøy (University College of Southeast Norway), Prof. Alexandra Sanmark (UHI Perth) and Arngrímur Vídalín (University of Iceland in Reykjavík).

The summer school is implemented as part of the SPINAKER programme, financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.

The organiser of the summer school is the Centre for Nordic and Old English Studies of the University of Silesia in Katowice.

Organising committee:

  • Jakub Morawiec, PhD, DLitt, Associate Professor,
  • Rafał Borysławski, PhD, DLitt, Associate Professor,
  • Annett Krakow, PhD,
  • Grzegorz Bartusik, PhD.

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