What we talk about when we talk about Vínland (2017-present)

This project focuses on modern cultural and historical traditions concerning the early Norse presence in what is now Newfoundland and Labrador. Apart from travel grants for conference participation, this project has not received any major funding to date.


“What We Talk about When We Talk about Vínland: History, Whiteness, Indigenous Erasure, and the Early Norse Presence in Newfoundland,” Canadian Journal of History/Annales Canadiennes D’Histoire 55(1–2), 2020, pp. 91–122. https://doi.org/10.3138/cjh-2019-0028 *Winner of the Canadian Historical Association’s 2021 Canadian Committee on Migration, Ethnicity and Transnationalism article prize*

Conference papers and lectures

“Ásmundur Sveinsson’s “The First White Mother in America”: Guðríðr Þorbjarnardóttir as a (white) feminist icon.” Monumental Medievalism, Public Monuments, and the (Mis)Use of the Medieval Past (online), October 5–6, 2022.

[CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC] “‘Where Vikings once stood’: History, Indigenous Erasure, Whiteness, and the Norse in Newfoundland,” The Middle Ages in the Modern World (MAMO), University of London, London, UK, July 2–4, 2020.

[CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC] “The Norse in New-Vínland,” International Small Islands Studies Association 2020: Sharing Lessons, Sharing Stories, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL, June 22–26, 2020.

“Remember the Vikings,” Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook Museum and Archives, NL, October 25, 2018.

““And so they came … Fearless warriors”: Historical memory and the early Norse presence in Newfoundland and Labrador,” Treasury, Guardian, Cognitive Process: Memory Studies in Canada and Germany, University of Manitoba–Trier University Biennial Partnership Conference, Winnipeg, MB, September 20–21, 2018.

“Come to New-Vínland,” 17th International Saga Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavík and Reykholt, Iceland, August 12–17, 2018.

“What we talk about when we talk about Vínland,” Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 (Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada), Ryerson University, May 28–31, 2017.