Háskóli Íslands

Dr. Terry Gunnell, Professor

- Curriculum Vitae -

   

Education

Fellowships and Grants

Academic Employment

Other Activities

Memberships

Articles and Chapters

Books

Papers

Posters

   
   

Personal information

Date of birth: 7th July 1955

Home address: Rekagrandi 1, 107 Reykjavik, Iceland, Phone: (354) 551 5789

Office address: Faculty of Social Science, Oddi, University of Iceland, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone: (354) 525 4549, Fax: (354) 552 6806, e-mail:, terry@hi.is, URL: www.hi.is/~terry

Position: Professor in Folkloristics

   
   

Education

  • 1987-1991: The University of Leeds, England. PhD: defended and accepted December 1991.
                     Subject of PhD thesis: “The Concept of Ancient Scandinavian Drama - A Re-evaluation”
  • 1979-1981: University of Iceland Bacc. Phil. Icelandic for foreign students.
  • 1977-1978: Westbourne Polytechnic (Education), Birmingham. Postgraduate Certificate of Education
  • 1974-1977: The University of Birmingham, England. B.A.Hons. Drama and Theatre Arts. Grade: 2.1
                    (Final B.A. essay dealt with the history of drama in Iceland)
   
   

Fellowships and grants

  • 2015-2018: RANNÍS (with Rósa Þorsteinssdóttir, project leader): Íslenzkar þjóðsögur og æfintýri: Composition, Context, and Collection 1864-2014: total 22,200,000 kr.
  • 2011-2013: RANNÍS: Menningarsköpun: Fræðilegir áhrifavaldar, uppsprettur innblástrar og langtímaáhrif menningarsköpunar Sigurðar málara og Kvöldfélagsmanna 1857-1874/Inventing Culture:Defining Sources of Theory and Inspiration and the Long–Term Results of Culture Creation by Icelandic Intellectuals 1857-1874: 12,735,000 kr
  • 2008-2009: Rannsóknarsjóður Háskólans: 900,000 kr. (Veðurspár og veðurfræði Íslendinga fyrir tíma nútíma veðurvísinda).
  • 2007-2008: Rannsóknarsjóður Háskólans: 600,000 kr. (New national survey of Icelandic folk beliefs).
  • 2006-2007: Rannsóknarsjóður Háskólans: 900,000 kr. (New national survey of Icelandic folk beliefs).
  • 2005-2006: Rannsóknarsjóður Háskólans: 900,000 kr. (New national survey of Icelandic folk beliefs)
  • 2004-2005: Grants for 5th Celtic-Nordic-Baltic Folkore Symposium on Folk Legends,  Reykjavík, 15-18 June 2005: Nordisk Kulturfond: 100,000 DK / c.1,080,000 Ikr; Gustav Adolfs Akademie: 30,000 SEK/  c.267,000 Ikr; Letterstedska föreningen: 8,000 SEK: c.71,200 Ikr/ Háskóli Íslands (Rektor): 200,000 Ikr / Stofnun Árna Magnússonar: 49,000 Ikr/ British Embassy: 120,000 Ikr
  • 2004-2005: University of Iceland Research Grant : 500,000 kr. (Classification of Icelandic Legends from the 20th Century in the Arnamagnean Institute Sound Archives)
  • 2003-2004: Rannsóknarsjóður Háskólans: 450,000 kr. (Classification of Icelandic Legends from the 20th Century in the Arnamagnean Institute Sound Archives)
  • 2002-2003: University of Iceland Research Grant: 450,000 kr. (The Collection, Recording and Analysis of Folk Beliefs, Folk Tales, and Traditions of Immigrants to Iceland from Asia and Africa.)
  • 2001-2002: University of Iceland Research Grant: 570,000 kr. (The Classification and Digital Recording of Icelandic Folk Legends from the 18th and 19th Century)
  • 2000-2001: Icelandic Science Council Grant: 800,000 kr. (The Classification and Digital Recording of Icelandic Folk Legends from the 20th Century)
  • 2000-2001: University of Iceland Research Grant: 600,000 kr. (The Classification and Digital Recording of Icelandic Folk Legends from the 18th and 19th Century)
  • 2000-2002: NOS-H (with Carsten Bregenhöj and others): 1,220,000 SEK : "Masks and Mummers in the Nordic Countries. A Synchronic, Diachronic and Comparative Investigation in Folklore and Related Disciplines" (Am the organiser of this group with Carsten Bregenhöj.)
  • 1999-2000: Icelandic Science Council Grant: 700,000 kr. (The Classification and Digital Recording of Icelandic Folk Legends from the 20th Century)
  • 1999-2000: University of Iceland Research Grant: 600,000 kr. (The Classification and Digital Recording of Icelandic Folk Legends from the 18th and 19th Century)
  • 1999-2000: NOS-H (with Carsten Bregenhöj): Preparation Grant for project on "A Survey of the Mumming Traditions of Scandinavia (inc. Iceland and Finland), the North Atlantic Islands and Estonia, Past and Present" 
  •  Spring and autumn 1993: Awarded a grant from The National Science Council of Iceland.
   
   

Academic employment         

  • March 2015: Exchange Lecturer at University of Uppsala (Gotland campus) (Department of Folkloristics)
  • February 2013: Exchange Lecturer at University of Edinburgh (Department of Celtic and Scottish Studies: ERASMUS).
  • February 2012: Exchange Lecturer at University of Århus (Department of Religious Studies: NORDPLUS) and University of Aberdeen (Department of Scandinavian).
  • Autumn 2011: Taught course on Comedy for Comparative Lit. Department at University of Iceland.
  • Spring 2010: Appointed Professor in Folkloristics
  • October 21-28, 2008: Erasmus exchange lecturer, School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • Autumn 2007- summer 2008: Guest lecturer at University of Århus (Scandinavian Institute); teach two courses (four weeks intense teaching), in addition to teaching at University of Århus Summer School on “From Runes to Script: Orality and Literacy in Viking and Medieval Scandinavia”: Århus. 1. July – 14 July 2008
  • Autumn 2007: Taught course on Comedy for English/ Comparative Lit. Departments at University of Iceland.
  • April 3-7, 2006: Exchange Lecturer at Department of Irish Folklore, University College Dublin
  • Spring 2005: In addition to Folkloristics teaching, taught an MA course on Comedy for the Comparative Literature Dept.                    
  • March 13-20, 2005: Exchange Lecturer at  School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh    
  • May-June 2004: Sabbatical Research at University College Dublin, Department of Irish Folklore
  • February 2003: Exchange Lecturer at the School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh (ERASMUS)
  • December 2001: Promoted to Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Folkloristics
  • Autumn 2001-: Deputy Chairman of the Anthropology and Folkloristics Department
  • Spring 2001: Sabbatical in Edinburgh (School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh)
  • Autumn 2000:Taught 10 of 26 classes in a course on Shakespeare (Leikbókmenntir I) for the English Dept. University of Iceland.
  • Autumn 1999: In addition to Folkloristics teaching, taught a course on An Introduction to Drama for the Comparative Lit. Dept.
  • Autumn 1998: Appointed Assistant Professor in Folkloristics at University of Iceland
  • Autumn 1998: Taught an M.A. course on Dramatic Performance Theory in the 20th Century for the Comparative Lit. department of the University of Iceland
  • Spring 1998: Taught course on Leikrit og Hugmyndaheimur um Aldamót (on Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov and Jóhann Sigurjónsson ) for Comparative Lit.Dept of the University of Iceland
  • Autumn 1996: Taught course on Medieval Drama in Comparative Lit. Dept of the University of Iceland
  • Autumn 1995: Taught (with Prof. Jón Hnefill Aðalsteinsson) a course at the University of Iceland (Folkloristics department) on Hátíðir, leikir og skemmtanir (Festivals, Games and Entertainments).
  • Autumn 1993, Spring 1995, Spring 1996, Spring 1997: Taught courses at the University of Iceland (Folkloristics department) on Skandinaviskar þjóðsögur, þjóðsagnir og þjóðtrú (Scandinavian folk tales, folk legends and folk beliefs)
  • 1994-1996: Head of English department, Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð.
  • 1991-1996: School representative/coordinator for student social activities.
  • 1980-1998: English teacher, Hamrahlíð College (gymnas), Reykjavík. Also taught Comparative Literature (Absurd literature, with Sigurður Svavarsson: 1985), Anthropology (on Native American Literature, with Sigurður Hjartarson and Björn Bergsson) at the same school, and a joint course on Ancient Greece (covering Homer, Sophocles and Aristophanes; with Guðrún Hólmgeirsdóttir and Edda Kristjánsdóttir)
  • 1978-1979: Head of Drama, West Park College (gymnas), Sandwell, Birmingham.
   
   

Other activities

  • 2014-:International Advisory Board of Béaloideas
  • Autumn 2009-: Editorial board of Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe (organised by Joep Leerson)
  • Autumn 2009-: On International Advisory Board of Béaloideas; The Journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society.
  • Autumn 2008: Editorial Board of Oral Tradition (Missouri)
  • 2006: Editorial Board of Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore (Estonia)
  • June 2005: 5th Celtic-Nordic-Baltic Folkore Symposium on Folk Legends, Reykjavík, 15-18 June 2005 (65 participants): Organiser
  • 1995-1997 On the editorial commitee for the Icelandic saga translation project, Leifur Eríksson, hf.
  • Summers 1992-1993: Advisor, translator and guide for the Sognefjord Vikingsenter, Balestrand, Norway
   
    Memberships
  • 20 April 2005: Working Member of Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien, Sweden
  • June 2005: Member of International Society for Folk Narrative Research
  • Summer 2002: Member of the Finnish Literature Society
   
   

Articles and chapters

  • November 2016: ”Obraz Povelitel'nitsy gory (Fjallkonan) v islandskoi natsional'noi traditsii” [The image of the Mountain Woman (Fjallkonan) in the Icelandic National Tradition]. Russian translation by Irina Sedakova and Nina Vlaskina. In: Zhivaia Starina, 4 (2016), 34-37. (Registered in the Russian Indexation System.)
  • September 2016: “Eddic Performance and Eddic Audiences.” In Carolyne Larrington, Judy Quinn and Britanny Schorn, eds. A Handbook to Eddic Poetry: Myths and Legends of Early Scandinavia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 92-113.
  • Spring 2016: “Sagnagrunnur: En kartlagt database over de islandske folkesagn.” Saga och sed (2015),15-40.
    2014: “Modern Legends in Iceland”. In Narratives Across Space and Time: Transmissions and Adaptions: Proceedings of the 15th Congress of the International Society For Folk Narrative Research (June 21-June 27 Athens), 3 vols. Athens 2014. I, 337-351.
  • 2014: “Billy Connolly, Jo Brand and Tommy Tiernan: Stand-Ups and Storytellers.” In Narratives Across Space and Time: Transmissions and Adaptions: Proceedings of the 15th Congress of the International Society For Folk Narrative Research (June 21-June 27 Athens), 3 vols. Athens 2014. I, 317-335.
  • Dec. 2015: “Pantheon? What Pantheon? Concepts of a Family of Gods in Pre-Christian Scandinavian Religions”. Scripta Íslandica, 66, 55-76.
  • Oct. 2015: Helgi verður til: Bakgrunnur, tilurð og þróun helgiathafna og helgisiða Ásatrúarfélagsins: Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XVI: Erindi flutt á ráðstefnu í október 2015 Félags- og mannvísindadeild: ed. Helga Ólafs and Thamar M. Heijstra. Háskóli Íslands: Félagsvísindastofnun: Reykjavík.  http://hadl.handle.net/1946/23177
  • Aug. 2015: Magnús Grímsson. The Encyclopedia of Romanatic Nationalism in Europe, ed. Joep Leersen (Amsterdam: Study Platform on Interlocking Nationalism, 2015): http://romanticnationalism.net/
  • Aug. 2015: Jón Árnason. The Encyclopedia of Romanatic Nationalism in Europe, ed. Joep Leersen (Amsterdam: Study Platform on Interlocking Nationalism, 2015): http://romanticnationalism.net/
  • Aug. 2015: Ólafur Davíðsson. The Encyclopedia of Romanatic Nationalism in Europe, ed. Joep Leersen (Amsterdam: Study Platform on Interlocking Nationalism, 2015): http://romanticnationalism.net/
  • Aug. 2015: Oral Literature: Icelandic. The Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe, ed. Joep Leersen (Amsterdam: Study Platform on Interlocking Nationalism, 2015): http://romanticnationalism.net/
  • June 2015: The Background and Nature of the Annual and Occasional Rituals of the Ásatrúarfélag in Iceland, in The Ritual Year 10: Magic and Rituals and Rituals in Magic, ed. Tatiana Minniyakhmetova and Kamila Velkoborská (Insbruck-Tartu: ELM Scholarly Press, 2015), 28-40.
    Dec. 2014: Nordic Folk Legends, Folk Traditions and Grave Mounds: The Value of Folkloristics for the Study of Old Nordic Religions. In New Focus on Retrospective Methods: Resuming Methodological Discussions: Case Studies from Northern Europe. Ed. Eldar Heide and Karen Bek-Pedersen. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia/ Academica Scientiarum Fennica. 17-41.
    Dec. 2014: "Magical Mooning” and the “Goatskin Twirl”: “Other” Kinds of Female Magical Practices in Early Iceland, in Nordic Mythologies: Interpretations, Intersections, and Institutions, ed. Timothy R. Tangherlini, The Wildcat Canyon Advanced Seminars: Mythology, vol.1. North Pinehurst Press: Berkeley og Los Angeles, 133-153.
    Dec. 2014: Foreword, in The Poetic Edda, translated by Jeramy Dodds. Toronto: Coach
    House Books. 8-11.
  • Dec. 2014: Prologue, in Inge Adriansen and Carsten Bregenhøj (ed.): Maske og
    forklædning i Danmark, Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 2014. 13.
  • Oct. 2014: The Vampire Returns to Britain: Considering the Images of Vampires, Werewolves and Ghosts in BBC’s Being Human. In Þjóðarspegillinn: Rannsóknir í Félagsvísindum XV: Erindi flutt á ráðstefnu í oktober 2014, eds. Helga Ólafsdóttir and Thamar M. Heijstra, Reykjavík: Félagsvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands. 1-9.
  • December  2013: “Why Should Students Read “Dead” Legends?” Arv: Nordic Yearbook of Folklore, 69, 171-176.
  • October 2012: „ Eingyðistrú eða fjölgyðis? Var almenn trú á samfélag guða á Norðurlöndum fyrir kristnitöku?“: Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XIV. Erindi flutt á ráðstefnu í október 2013: Eds: Helga Ólafsdóttir and Thamar Melanie Heijstra. Reykjavík: Félagsvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands http://skemman.is/stream/get/1946/16767/39041/1/TerryGunnell_Felman.pdf
  • July 2013: “From One High One to Another: The Acceptance of Óðinn as Preparation for the Acceptance of God”. Conversions: Looking for Ideological Change in the Early Middle Ages, ed. Leszek Słupecki and Rudolf Simek, Studia Medievalia Septentrionalia, 23, Fassbaender: Vienna 2013. 153-178. 
  • May 2013: “Vǫluspá in Performance”, ín The Nordic Apocalypse Approaches to ‘Vǫluspá’ and Nordic Days of Judgement, rits. Terry Gunnell and Annette Lassen, Brepols: Turnhout, 2013, 63-77   
  • May 2013: The Significance of the Work and Collections of the School of Scottish Studies from a Scandinavian  Viewpoint. In Bob Chambers, eds., The Carrying Stream Flows On: Celebrating the Diamond Jubiliee of the School of Scottish Studies (Kershade: The Islands Book Trust), 199-225
  • February 2013: (with Owe Ronström): Folklore och Performance Studies – en introduction: In Folkloristikens akutella utmaningar: Vänbok til Ulf Palmenfelt, eds. Owe Rönström, Georg Drakos and Jonas Engman (Visby: Högskolan på Gotland, 2013), 21-55
  • December 2012: “Masks and Performance in the Early Nordic World”, in Masken der Vorseit in Europa (II): International Tagung vom 19. bis. 21. November in Halle (Saale), ed. Harald Meller og Regine Maraszek (Halle (Saale): Landesamt fur Denkmalpflege und Archaologie Sachsen-Analt), 1854-196
  • December 2012: “Skotrarar, Skudlers, Colloughs and Strawboys: Wedding Guising Traditions in Norway, Shetland and Ireland, Past and Present.” In Atlantic Currents: Essays on Lore, Literature and LanguageEssays in Honour of Séamas Ó Catháin on Occasion of His 70th Birthday, 31.12.2012, ed. Bo Almqvist, Cróstóir Mac Cárthaigh, Liam Mac Mathúna, Séamas Mac Mathúna and Seosamh Watson (University College Dublin Press), 241-268.
  • December 2012: “The Relationship Between Icelandic Knattleikur and Early Irish Hurling” (extended), Béaloideas, 80 (2012), 52-69
  • December 2012: “Clerics as Collectors of Folklore in Nineteenth-Century Iceland”, Arv: Nordic Yearbook of Folklore, 68, 45-66.
  • October 2012: „Kraftur staðarins: Íslenskar sagnir um álagabletti í samanburði við erlendar sagnir“. In Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XIII. Erindi flutt á ráðstefnu í október 2012 (Félags- og mannvísindadeild) Sveinn Eggertsson and Ása G. Ásgeirsdóttir. Reykjavík: Félagsvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands.
  • August 2012: “National Folklore, National Drama and the Creation of Visual National Identity: The Case of Jón Árnason, Sigurður Guðmundsson and Indriði Einarsson in Iceland”, in Folklore and Nationalism in Europe During the Long Nineteenth Century, ed. Timothy Baycroft and David Hopkin, National Cultivation of Culture, Vol. 4 (rits. Joep Leersen) (Leiden, Boston: Brill), 301-323.  
  • May 2012: “Jacqueline Simpson: An Appreciation”, in Jacqueline Simpson, Studies in English and Scandinavian FolkloreSelected Articles from Folklore presented to the author for her 80th birthday, ed. Patricia Lysarght and James Grayson (The Folklore Society: London, 2012), vii-xiv.
  • April 2012: “Waking the Dead: Folk Legends Concerning Magicians and Walking Corpses in Iceland,” in News from other Worlds: Studies in Nordic Folklore, Mythology and Culture (In Honour of John Lindow), ed. Merill Kaplan and Timothy R. Tangherlini, Wildcat Canyon Advanced Seminars, Occasional Monograph Series, vol. 1 (Berkeley Los Angeles: North Pinehurst Press, 2012), 235-266.
  • January 2012: „The Relationship Between Icelandic Knattleikur and Early Irish Hurling,“ Ríonach uí Ógáin, William Nolan and Éamonn Ó hÓgáin, eds., Sean, nua agus síoraíocht: Féilscribhinn in ómós do Dháithí Ó hÓgáinDublin: Coisecéim, 386-396.
  • January 2012: “The Drama of the Poetic Edda: Performance as a Means of Transformation,” in Andrzeja Dąbrówki (ed.) Progranicza teatralności: Poezja, poetyka, praktyka, Studia Staropolskie, Series Nova. (Warsaw: Instytut Badań Literackich Pan Wydawnictwo), 13-40.
  • October 2011: “Prestlærðir safnarar þjóðsagna á 19. öld. Þjóðarspegill 2011: Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XI (Þjóðfræði), ed. Ása Guðný Ásgeirsdóttir, Helga Björnsdóttir and Helga ÓlafsReykjavík: Félagsvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands: 598-605.
  • September 2011: “‘There is Nothing Like a Dame!’ Cross Dressing in Mumming Activities Past and Present”, Cosmos, 25Ritual Year 4 (2009), 209-217.
  • Jan 2011: Introduction: Performance Stages of the Nordic World, Ethnologia Europaea, 40.2, 2010, 5-13
  • October 2010: „Hve hár var hinn hávi? Hlutverk Óðins í íslensku samfélagi fyrir kristnitöku“. Þjóðarspegill 2010: Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XI (Þjóðfræði), ed. : Rits. Gunnar Þór Jóhannesson and Helga Björnsdóttir. Reykjavík: Félagsvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands: 294-303. Ritrýnd grein
  • January 2010: Ansgar’s Conversion of Iceland, Scripta Islandica, 60 (2009), 105-118.
  • August 2010: Sagnagrunnur: A New Database of Icelandic Legends in Print. Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore, 45, 151-162: http://www.folklore.ee/folklore/vol45/gunnell.pdf
  • April 2010: From Daisies to Oak Trees: The Politics of Early Folktale Collection in Northern Europe. Folklore, 121.1  12-37
  • October 2009: Iceland: Wolverhampton of the North. Wawnarstræti (alla leið til Íslands lagt Andrew Wawn 65 ára, 27. oktober 2009. Ed. Robert Cook, Terry Gunnell, Margrét Eggertsdóttir og Þórunn Sigurðardóttir. Reykjavík: menningar- og minningarsjóður Mette Magnussen, 35-38.
  • October 2009: „Heima á milli: Þjóðtrú og þjóðsagnir á Íslandi við upphaf 21 aldar“: Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum: Félags og mannvísindadeild: Erindi flutt á ráðstefnu í oktober 2009: Eds. Gunnar Þór Jóhannesson and Helga Björnsdóttir. Reykjavík: Félagsvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands
  • Sept. 2009: The Stand-Up of Tales, í 30 Gíslar teknir fyrir hönd Gísla Sigurðssonar, 27 september 2009, rits. Baldur Sigurðsson, Rósa Þorsteinsdóttir og Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir. Reykjavík: menningar- og minningarsjóður Mette Magnussen, 77-79.
  • September 2009: Myter og miljø/ Myytit ja ymäristö/  Legends and Environments. Í Hvat er með ásum: Föredrag på Nordisk hovedstadsmøde, Reykjavík September 2007Rits. Unnar Stefánsson. Reykjavík: Norrænafélagið, 43-50 107-114, 173-180
  • Águst 2009: Legends and Landscape in the Nordic Countries. Cultural and Social History (2009), 6.3, 305-322.
  • August 2009: “Ansgar’s Conversion of Iceland”, Pre-prints: The 14th International Saga Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, 9-15th  August 2009. Ed. Agneta Ney, Henrik Williams, Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist. Gävle: Gävle University Press. 346-353.
  • Dec 2008: Introduction. In Legends and Landscape, rits. Terry Gunnell (Háskóla útgáfan: Reykjavík, 2008), 13-24.
  • Nov 2008: The Performance of the Poetic Edda, í The Viking World, ed. Stefan Brink, in collaboration with Neil Price (Routledge: London and New York), 299-203.
  • Autumn 2008: The Kenyan Dance Drama: An Active Force of Social Change: Kritikens dimensioner: Festskrift til Tomas Forser, ed. Åsa Arping og Mats Jansson (Brutus Östlings Bokforlög Symposion: Stockholm/ Stehag, 2008), 216-230.
  • Oct. 2008: Þjóðfræði, þjóðleikhús og mótun sjónrænnar þjóðarímyndar: Sigurður Guðmundsson, Indriði Einarsson og álfabrennurnar: Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum IX: Erindi flutt á ráðstefnu í oktober 2008Ed. Gunnar Þór Jóhannesson and Helga Björnsdóttir. Reykjavík. 775-785.
  • Spring 2008: “Íslenzkir þjóðhættir: alþjóðlega samhengið”: Sú þrá að þekkja og nema…Greinar um  og eftir séra Jónas Jónasson frá Hrafnagili, rits. Rósa Þorsteinsdóttir. Landsbókasafn- Háskólabókasafn, 24-37.
  • Feb 2008: Elves. In The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and FairyTales, ed. Donald Haase (Westport, Connecticut 2008), I, 293-294.
  • Feb 2008: August Strindberg. In The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and FairyTales, ed. Donald Haase (Westport, Connecticut 2008), III, 927-928.
  • Jan 2008: Busar: Initiation Traditions in Icelandic Gymnasia: The Ritual Year and Ritual Diversity: Proceedings of the Second International Conference of the SIEF Working Group on the Ritual Year, Gothenburg June 7-11 2006, ed. Lina Midholm and Annika Nordström (Institutet för språk och folkminnen; Dialekt-, ortnams- och folkminnesarkivet i Göteborg, Göteborg, 2007), 287-297 
  • Jan 2008: Final Words: The Ritual Year and Ritual Diversity: Proceedings of the Second International Conference of the SIEF Working Group on the Ritual Year, Gothenburg June 7-11 2006, ed. Lina Midholm and Annika Nordström (Institutet för språk och folkminnen; Dialekt-, ortnams- och folkminnesarkivet i Göteborg, Göteborg, 2007), 349-350
  • Dec 2007: “Það er til fleira á himni og jörðu, Hóras”: Kannanir á íslenskri þjóðtrú og trúarviðhorfum 2006-2007. Í Rannsóknum í Félagsvísindum VIII (Félagsvísindadeild): Erindi flutt á ráðstefnu í desember 2007, ed. Gunnar Þór Jóhannesson. Félagsvísindastofnun. Reykjavík. 801-812. 
  • Dec 2007: Beating the Line: Borderline Aspects of Shetland and Faroese Guising Traditions, in Border Crossing: Mumming in Cross-Border and Cross-Cummunity ContextsProceedings of a Conference held the Academy of Irish Cultural Heritages, University of Ulster, Derry, 9-13 June 2003, ed. Antony D. Buckley, Crióstóir Mac Cárthaigh, Séamas Ó Catháin, og Séamas Mac Mathúna. Dundalgen Press, Dundalk. 102-132.
  • Nov 2007: Eddic poetry (translated into Japanese by Tsukusu Jinn Itó), in the Japanese journal, Eureka: Poetry and Criticism (2007), 121-137. (see “Eddic Poetry”, A Companion to Old Icelandic Literature and Culture, ed. Rory McTurk (Oxford, 2005), 82-100
  • Autumn 2007: How Elvish Were the Álfar. In Constructing Nations, Reconstructing Myth: Essays in Honour of T. A. Shippey, ed. Andrew Wawn, Graham Johnson and John Walter (Turnhout, 2007), 111-130
  • Sept 2007: Introduction, in Masks and Mumming in the Nordic Area, ed Terry Gunnell (Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademie: Uppsala, 2007), 27-43
  • Sept 2007: Masks and Mumming Traditions in the North Atlantic: A Survey, in Masks and Mumming in the Nordic Area, ed. Terry Gunnell (Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademie: Uppsala, 2007), 275-326
  • Sept 2007: Carnival in the Classroom: Icelandic Pre-Graduation Mumming Traditions at Upper-Secondary Level, in Masks and Mumming in the Nordic Area, ed. Terry Gunnell (Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademie: Uppsala, 2007), 705-722
  • Maí 2007: Viking religion: Old Norse Mythology, í Richard North and Joe Allard, eds., Beowulf and Other Stories: A New Introduction to old English, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman Literatures. Harlow: Pearson. 351-375.
  • December 2006: Innrás hinna utanaðkomandi dauðu: Sjöunda landsbyggðarráðstefna Sagnfræðingafélags Íslands og Félags þjóðfræðinga á Íslandi; haldin á Eiðum 3.-5. júni 2005: Ráðastefnurit: Fylgirit Múlaþings 33. Útg. Héraðsnefnd Múlasýslna og Sagnfræðingafélag Íslands. Egilsstaðir 2006. 47-54
  • December 2006: Innrás hinna utanaðkomandi dauðu: Sjöunda landsbyggðarráðstefna Sagnfræðingafélags Íslands og Félags þjóðfræðinga á Íslandi; haldin á Eiðum 3.-5. júni 2005: Ráðastefnurit: Fylgirit Múlaþings 33. Útg. Héraðsnefnd Múlasýslna og Sagnfræðingafélag Íslands. Egilsstaðir 2006. 47-54
  • December 2006: ,Til holts ek gekk’: Spacial and Temporal Aspects of the Dramatic Poems of the Elder Edda: Old Norse Religion in Long Term Perspectives: Origins, Changes and Interactions: An International Conference in Lund, Sweden  3-7 júni, 2004. Eds. Anders Andrén, Kristina Jennbert and Catharina Raudvere. Lund. 238-242.
  •  October 2006: Busar, böðlar og jamberingar: Innvígsluathafnir í íslenskum framhaldsskólum. Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum VII:Erindi flutt á ráðstefnu ó oktober 2006Rits. Úlfar Hauksson. Reykjavík. 823-833.  
  • August 2006: How Elvish Were the Álfar? in The Fantastic in Old Norse/ Icelandic Literature; Sagas and the BritishIsles: The 13th International Saga Conference: Durham and York, 6th-12th August 2006. Ed. John McKinnell, David Ashurst and Donata Kirk. Durham. Bls. I, 321-328.
  • Summer 2006: Introduction to Hildur, Queen of the Elves and Other Icelandic Legends, retold by J. M. Bedell; introduced and translated by Terry Gunnell. Northhampton, Mass. Bls. 1-26.
  •  June 2006: Ritual Space, Ritual Year, Ritual Gender: A View of the Old Norse and New Icelandic Ritual Year“: First International Conference of the SIEF Working Group on the Ritual Year (Malta 20-24, 2005): Proceedings, ed. George Mifsud-Chircop (Malta, 2006), 285-302
  • June 2006: New Seeds for the Future: Final Comments: First International Conference of the SIEF Working Group on the Ritual Year (Malta 20-24, 2005): Proceedings, ed. George Mifsud-Chircop (Malta, 2006), 525-525
  • January 2006: Iceland, in The Greenwood Encycopedia of World Folklore and Folklife, III: Europe, ed. William M. Clements (Westport, Connecticut: 2006), 111-123.
  • Summer 2005: An Invasion of Foreign Bodies: Legends of Washed Up Corpses in Iceland, Eyðvinur: Heiðursrit til Eyðun Andreassen, rits. Malan Marnersdóttir, Jens Cramer og Arnfinnur Johansen (Tórshavn, 2005), 70-79
  • Spring 2005: Hof, Halls, Goðar and Dwarves: An Examination of the Ritual Space in the Pagan Icelandic Hall, Cosmos 17(2001), 3-36 
  • Spring 2005: The Season of the Dísir: The Winter Nights and the Dísarblót in Early Scandinavian     Belief“,  Cosmos 16 (2000), 117-149
  • December 2004: Eddic Poetry“, A Companion to Old Icelandic Literature and Culture, rits. Rory McTurk (Oxford, 2005), 82-100       
  • Oct. 2004: Íslenski sagnagrunnurinn“, Rannsóknir í Félagsvísindum, IV, rits. Úlfar Hauksson (Reykjavík, 2004), 611-619
  • 2004: Newall (née Phillpotts), Dame Bertha“, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004), 3 síður.                         
  • 2004: Islands and Narratives”, Journal of Indian Folkloristics, V, 1 (January-December 2003), 185-189             
  • 2004: The Coming of the Christmas Visitors: Folk legends concerning the attacks on Icelandic farmhouses made by spirits at Christmas, Northern Studies, 38 (2004), 51-75
  • Oktober 2003: Waking the 'Wiggle-Waggle' monsters (Animal Figures and Cross-Dressing in the Icelandic Vikivaki Games", í Folk Drama Studies Today: The International Traditional Drama Conference 2002, rits. Eddie Cass og Peter Millington (Sheffield, 2003), 207-225: see http://www.folkplay.info/Confs/Gunnell2002.pdf
  • Júli 2003: „Hof, höll, goð(ar) and dvergar: Ritual space in the Pagan Icelandic skáli": Scandinavia and Christian Europe in the Middle Ages: Papers of the 12th International Saga Conference, Bonn, Germany, 28th July - 2nd August 2003, rits. Rudolf Simek og Judith Meurer (Bonn, 2003), 187-197
  • February 2003: "Dimission: Nútíma búningasiðir í íslenskum skólum" (Dimission: Modern Guising Tradtions in Icelandic Schools). Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum IV (Reykjavík, 2003)
  • December. 2002. "„Komi þeir sem koma vilja …": Sagnir um innrás óvætta á jólum til forna á íslenska sveitabæi' ("Come all those who wish to come.." Legends on the Chrsitmas Invasion of Icelandic Farmhouses by Nature Spirits). Úr manna minnum: Greinar um íslenskar þjóðsögur, ed. Baldur Hafstad and Haraldur Bessason (Reykjavík, 2002), 191-209
  • September 2001: "Framing the False Face: Analysing Disguise Traditions": Ulrika Wolf-Knuts and Annikki Kaivola-Bregenhøj, eds., Pathways: Approaches to the Study of Folklore (Turku, 2001), 47-65.
  • July 2001: „Grýla, grýlur, "grøleks" and skeklers: medieval disguise traditions in the North Atlantic?": Arv: Nordic Yearbook of Folklore, 33-54.
  • July 2001: „From Grímnismál to Graffiti: Themes and Approaches in 100 Years of Icelandic Folkloristics": Bjarne Rogan og Bente Gullveig Alver, rits. Norden og Europa: Fagtradisjoner i nordisk etnologi og folkloristikk (Den 28. nordiske etnolog- og folkloristkongress, Hankø, mai, 2000) (Oslo, 2000) 92-102.
  • May 2001: „Mists, Magicians and Murderous Children: International Migratory Legends Concerning the "Black Death" in Iceland": Northern Lights: Following Folklore in North Western Europe: Essays in Honour of Bo Almqvist, rits. Séamas Ó Catháin (Dublin, 2001), 47-59.
  • December 2000: "Galdramenn, gufa og útigangsbörn: Alþjóðlegar flökkusagnir um svartadauða á Íslandi" (Magicians, Mist and Wandering Children: International Migratory Legends Concerning the Black Death in Iceland). Félagsvísindadeild, Háskóla Íslands.
  • Spring 2000: "Enn er rýnt í gullnar töflur: Nýjar rannsóknir á norrænni goðafræði í aldarlok" (Still Peering at the Golden Chess Pieces: New Researches in Old Norse Mythology at the End of the Century), Skírnir, 174, 186-214
  • January 2000 "Theatrical Events Revisited - A Response", Nordic Theatre Studies, 12: "Problems of Historiography, Theory and Periods", ed. Pirkko Koski (2000), 23-29.
  • December 1999: "Öskrað í gegnum glerið" (Screaming Through the Glass), in Heimur kvikmyndanna, ed. Guðni Elísson (Forlagið: Reykjavík, 1999), 397-410.
  • August 1999: "The Myth as Dramatic Performance: Remnants of Pagan Ritual in the Poetic Edda", in Perspectives on Mythology, ed. Esi Sutherland-Addy (The Goethe Institute: Accra), 37-48
  • June 1999: "Folkloristics in Iceland Anno Domini 1999": NNF Newsletter, 1/1999, 1-3
  • May 1999: "Dame Bertha Phillpotts and the Search for Scandinavian Drama", in Anglo-Scandinavian Cross-Currents 1850-1914, ed. Inga-Stina Ewbank (Norvik Press: Norwich), 84-105
  • December 1998: "The return of Sæmundur: origins and analogues", in Þjóðlíf og þjóðtrú: Ritgerðir helgaðar Jóni Hnefli Aðalsteinssyni (Þjóðsaga, Reykjavík), 87-111
  • June 1996: With Hildigunnur Halldórsdóttir, Language Master (Computer spelling and verb-testing programme for use in language teaching), published by Námsgagnastofnun, Reykjavík. Wrote the English text and foreword.
  • May 1996: "The Rights of the Player", in Comparative Drama, 30 (Spring 1996), 1-31
  • December 1995: "The Play of Skírnir" reprinted in the programme book Edda Eins: Geschichten und Gesänge aus dem Norden, Amphitheater, 39, ed. Ulrich Mehler (Echternach, 1995), pp.65-78. Published in conjuction with the performance of Eddic poems by Sequentia and others at Vianden Chateau in Luxembourg on 24th December.
  • May 1995: "The Play of Skírnir", Nordic Theatre Studies, 7: "Expanding horizons", ed. Kacke Götrick (1995), 21-35 (shortened English version of "Skírnisleikur og Freysmál")
  • February 1995: (with Sigurður Hjartarson and Björn Bergsson), "E-mail som middel til at gøre døde ord levende: Om computerkontakt mellem nordamerikanske indianere og islandske elever", trans. into Danish by Ida Simey, Skolen i Norden (1995), 1, 13-14
  • January 1995: (with Sigurður Hjartarson and Björn Bergsson) "Bury my heart in stofa 31 - Áfanginn MAN 113 í Menntaskólanum við Hamrahlíð", Ný menntamál, 12.4 (1994), 19-23
  • August 1994, "Spássíukrot? Mælendamerkingar í handritum eddukvæða og miðaldaleikrita", Skáldskaparmál, 3 (1994), 7-29
  • Spring 1994: "Grýla, Grýlur, Grøleks and Skeklers: Folk drama in the North Atlantic in the early Middle Ages?": Published in the Preprints of the Ninth International Saga Conference (Níunda Alþjóðlega Fornsagnaþingið), Akureyri, 31 July - 6 August 1994, I, 259-273
  • Autumn 1993: "Skírnisleikur og Freysmál: Endurmat eldri hugmynda um "forna norræna helgileika"", trans. into Icelandic by Jón Karl Helgason, in Skírnir, 167 (1993), 421-459
  • Summer 1993: (photocopied for sale at the Sognefjord Vikingsenter): "The pagan religion of the Vikings on Sognefjord"
  • April 1986: "Spelling by Computer": Málfríður, 2,1 (1986), 26-28 (on spelling programmes for language teaching).
  • 10 March 1985: "William Golding og arfur mannsins" ("William Golding and the Inheritance of Man"), translated by Garðar Baldvinsson: Morgunblaðið
  • October 1983: An article on the Icelandic playwright, Oddur Björnsson in the programme of the Icelandic National Theatre, for the play Eftir konsertin by Oddur Björnsson.

(Forthcoming)

   
   

Books

  • May 2013: The Nordic Apocalypse: Approaches to ‘Vǫluspá’ and Nordic Days of Judgement, ed. Terry Gunnell and Annette Lassen, Brepols: Turnhout,
  • Dec. 2008: Editor: Legends and Landscape: Articles based on Plenary Lectures Presented at the 5th Celtic-Nordic-Baltic Folklore Symposium, Reykjavík, 2005ed. Terry Gunnell (University of Iceland Press: Reykjavík, 2008) (352 pp)
  • Autumn: (Shared authorship): Brian Pilkington and Terry Gunnell The Hidden People of Iceland (Mál og Menning: Reykjavík, 2008) (Wrote text)
  • Sept 2007:Editor: Masks and Mumming in the Nordic Area, ed. Terry Gunnell (Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademie: Uppsala, 2007) (840 pp.)
  • Spring 2000: The Sagas of Icelanders: A Selection (a selection of material from The Complete Icelandic Family Sagas). Served on the editorial commitee, translated Hrafnkels saga and Halldórs þáttur Snorrasonar II, and composed much of the glossary.
  • December 1998: Editor with Ögmundur Helgason, Valdimar Tr. Hafstein og Jón Jónsson, Þjóðlíf og þjóðtrú: Ritgerðir helgaðar Jóni Hnefli Aðalsteinssyni. Bókaútgáfan Þjóðsaga: Reykjavík.
  • June 1997: On the editorial committee, writing explanations of concepts, as well as translating Hrafnkels saga and two þættir (Halldórs þáttur Snorrasonar II, and Þiðranda þáttur og Þorhalls) for The Complete Icelandic Family Sagas in English Translation (Bókaútgáfan Leifs Eiríkssonar, Reykjavík)
  • May 1995: The Origins of Drama in Scandinavia (D. S. Brewer: Woodbridge, 1995)
   
   

Papers

  • 19 Jan. 2017: “Grave Mounds, Memory and Belief”. Nature, Landscape, and Place: Memory Studies in the Nordic Middle Ages, Memory and the Pre-Modern North symposium, Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur, Klostergatan 2, Uppsala, January 19-20, 2017 (organised by University of Zurich).
  • 14 Jan. 2017: “Tilgangur þjóðsagnasöfnunar Jóns Árnasonar“.  Íslenzkar þjóðsögur og ævintýri: Tilurð, samhengi og söfnun. Seminar held in the lecture hall of Landsbókasafn Íslands – Háskólabókasafns, Þjóðarbókhlöðu 14 Jan. 2017.
  • 12 Dec. 2016. “Performance and Audience, Time and Space, Sound and Vision: The Uses of the Performance Studies Approach for the Study of Folklore Past and Present.” Annual Conference of CEES and Annual 60th Kreutzwald Days Conference: “Oral and Written in Culture: Connections and Collisions”, Dec. 12–13, 2016, Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu, Estonia.
  • 9 Dec. 2016: “Jón Árnason”: Grimm Ripples: The Genesis of Folk Legend Collection in the North: Studt Platform on Interlocking Nationalisms Workshop/ Seminar: University of Amsterdam, Dec. 7-9, 2016. 
  • 30 Oct. 30, 2016: “Why did Myths of Óðinn and Þórr Live on in Mainland Scandinavia, and Not in Iceland?”  Paganism Past: Old Norse Mythology Conference: University of California, Berkeley. 29-30 Oct. 2016
  • 21 Oct. 2016: “From Gods to Flower Divas, Sacrifices to Candles, and Grave Mounds to Road Blocks: The Development of the Icelandic ‘Elf’ Narrative over Time”: American Folklore Society/ International Society for Folk Narrative Research: Conference: Unfinished Stories: Folklife and Folk Narrative at the Gateway to the Future. Oct 19-22, 2016. Miami: Hyatt Hotel. (Organised by Florida State University.)
  • 3 Oct. 2016: “The Creation of National Culture in Iceland 1858-1874: Two On-Line Databases”: Humlab Seminar, University of Umeå, Sweden.
  • 1 Oct. 2016: “The Role of Performance Studies in Folkloristics” (“Esituse uurimisest folkloristikas”): Conference in Honour of Paul Hagu’s 70th Birthday, Obinitas, Setomaa, Estonia (organised by the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, University of Tartu, Estonia.)
  • 28 Sept. 2016: “The Role of Performance Studies in Folkloristics. The Creation of National Culture in Iceland, and the Figure of the Fjallkona.” Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, University of Tartu, Estonia.
  • 27 Sept. 2016: “The Performance of Eddic Poems”: 45th Pre-Modern Seminar, University of Tartu, Estonia.
  • 24 June 2016: “Opening the Gates of Valhöll: Performance Studies and Old Nordic Poetry with a Focus on ‘What’s Going On’ in Eiríksmál and Hákonarmál”: Conference on Old Norse Poetry in Performance, Somerville College, Oxford, 24-25 June 2016.
  • 6 April 2016: “Spaces, Places and Liminality: Marking Out and Meeting the Dead and the Supernatural in Old Nordic Landscapes”: Conference on Landscape and Myth in North-Western Europe, 6-8 April, 2016: Institut für Nordische Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munchen.
  • 13 March 2016: “Meeting the Christmas Goat: Analysing Nordic Masking Traditions as Modes of Popular Performance”. CFP: Theatre and the Popular: Conference in Reykjavik, University of Iceland, 11-13 March 2016: Association of Nordic Theatre Scholars in cooperation with the Institute of Research in Literature and Visual Arts, University of Iceland
  • 4 March 2016: “The Development and Role of the Fjallkona (Mountain Woman) in Icelandic National Day Celebrations and Other Contexts”. Radical Approaches to Performance: A Multidisciplinary Seminar organized by Folklore Studies and the Research Project “Fragmented Visions” (funded by Academy of Finland), University of Helsinki.
  • 20 Feb. 2016: “Sagnagrunnur, Sigurður málari og Jón Árnason: Þrír nýjir gagnagrunnar sem tengjast menningararfi Íslands.” For Þorraþræll seminar in the Culture House in Húsavík. (Invited lecture.)
  • 28 Jan. 2016: “On The Dating and Nature of Eddic Poetry, with some Considerations of the Performance and Preservation of Grímnismál and Þrymskviða.” Invited lecture for Post-Graduate Seminar in Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen.
  • 22 Jan. 2016: “Intangible Aspects of Icelandic and West-Nordic Burial Customs in the Viking Age.” Conference on Reykholt on Buried Things Recent Discoveries of Viking Graves in Iceland and Western Norway, organised by Fornleifafræðistofnun Íslands (20-22 Jan. 2016).
  • 20 Feb. 2016: Sagnagrunnur, Sigurður málari og Jón Árnason: Þrír nýjir gagnagrunnar sem tengjast menningararfi Íslands. For the Þorraþræll seminar in the Cultural Centre in Húsavík (Invited lecture.)
  • 28 Jan. 2016: On The Dating and Nature of Eddic Poetry, with some Considerations of the Performance and Preservation of Grímnismál and Þrymskviða. Invited lecture for Post-Graduate Seminar in Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen.
  • 22 Jan. 2016: Intangible Aspects of Icelandic and West-Nordic Burial Customs in the Viking Age. Conference on Reykholt. Conference on Buried Things: Recent Discoveries of Viking Graves in Iceland and Western Norway organised by Fornleifafræðistofnun Íslands (20-22 Jan. 2016).
  • 3 Dec. 2015: Digitalising the Icelandic Archives: Icelandic Legends (the Sagnagrunnur) and the Creation of Icelandic National Identity. Invited lecture. University of Wisconsin, Madison. Scandinavian and Folklore department.                 
  • 27 Nov. 2015: Summoning Up the Sagnagrunnur: Realising Bo Almqvist’s Dreams of a Mapped Database of Iceland Legends. The Bo Almqvist lecture. University College, Dublin (Department of Irish Folklore).
  • 30 Nov. 2015. Digitalising and Mapping the Archives: Three Examples of Cultural Archive Databases from Iceland. Invited lecture for Dialekt- ortnamns- och folkminnesarkivet i Göteborg. Göteborg.
  • 6 Nov. 2015: Sagnagrunnur: En kartlagt database over de islandske folkesagn: Lecture for Annual Banquet of Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur. Uppsala slott, Uppsala.
  • 30 Oct. 2015: Helgi verður til: Bakgrunnur, tilurð og þróun helgiathafna og helgisiða Ásatrúarfélagsins.Þjóðarspegillinn: Rannsóknir í Félagsvísindum XV, Háskóli Íslands.
  • 27 Oct. 2015: Dauðinn og sviðslist dauðans í heiðni. Invited lecture for Þjóðminjasafn, Ísæamds. (Lecture series related to the Blue-Dressed Lady Exhibition.)
  • 10 Aug. 2015: Mythological Theatrical Blessings: The Creation of Old Nordic Ritual Space on the Swedish Stage of Gustav III and Karl XIV Johan, The Sixteenth International Saga Conference: Sagas and Space, 9th –15th August 2015, University of Zurich & University of Basel, Switzerland.
  • 4 June 2015: The Origin and Evolution of the “Mountain Woman” (Fjallkonan) as a National Emblem in the Icelandic National Day Ceremonies and Other Contexts“, Opening plenary lecture of Traditions and Transformation 11th Annual Conference of the Sief Working Group on the Ritual Year, Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, June 4–7, 2015
  • 18-25 May 2016: Spaces, Places, Liminality and the Supernatural in the Old Nordic World: Lecture for Coursera: MOOC course: University of Zurich: Sagas and Space: Thinking Space in Viking Age and Medieval Scandinavia.
  • 4 Mar. 2015: Touch This Spot And Risk The Consequences! Living Legends and Beliefs Concerning Cursed Spots in Iceland and Northern Europe: Uppsala University, Campus Gotland, Folkloristics and Ethnology, Open lecture in university library
  • 18 April 2015: The Vikings of the Icelandic Sagas: Blood, Bonding and Very Tempered Women”, Invited Lecture, Academia Film Festival, Olomouk, Czech Republic, 14-19 April 2015.
  • 3 Mar. 2015: On the Modern Ásatrú in Iceland (and the invention of tradition)”. Uppsala University, Campus Gotland, Folkloristics and Ethnology, Open lecture (distributed thorugh Adobe Connect).
  • 13 Nov. 2014: Myth and (the Knowledge of) Seasonal Change. Old Norse Mythology
    Conference: Myth and Knowledge. Aarhus University, 13th – 14th November 2014
  • 31 Oct. 2014: The Vampire Returns to Britain: Considering the Images of Vampires,
    Werewolves and Ghosts in BBC’s Being Human. Þjóðarspegillinn: Rannsóknir í Félagsvísindum XV, Háskóli Íslands. 
  • 25 Sept. 2014: The Background and Nature of the Annual and Occasional Rituals of the
    Ásatrúarfélag in Iceland. Plenary lecture. 10th Annual Conference of the SIEF Working Committee on the Ritual Year: Magic in Rituals and Rituals in Magic: 25-27 September 2014, University of Innsbruck; Institute for History and European Ethnology.
  • 23 May 2014: The Power in the Place: Icelandic Legends Concerning ‘Power Spots’ in a
    Comparative Context. Elphinstone Institute Seminar Series, University of Aberdeen
  • 22 May 2014: The Goddess in the Marshes. Scandinavian Studies Seminar Series, University of Aberdeen.
  • 28 March 2014: "Performance of Völuspá (The Old Norse Vision of the Seeress): Words in Space; Words as Music; Words Performed”: Edge of Words Seminar Series, School of Celtic and Scottish Studies/ Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh
  • 11 April 2014: On the Border: The Liminality of the Seashore in Icelandic Folk Legends of the Past”. (Plenary Lecture): St. Magnus Conference, Lerwick, Shetland (The Centre for Nordic Studies, University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland) (http://stmagnusconference.com/keynote-speakers/)
  • 30 Nov. 2013: Sigurður og þjóðsögurnar: Málþing um Sigurð Guðmundsson málara og menningarsköpun á Íslandi 1857-1874: Þjóðminjasafn
  • 4 Nov. 2013: Performance and Audience, Time and Space, Sound and Vision. The Uses of the Performance Studies Approach for the Study of Folklore Past and Present: “Performance, Theatricality and the Power of Representation: Seminar organized by the collaborative project “Performance in the Triangle of Culture, Power and Belief”: (http://performanssi.wordpress.com/): University of Helsinki, Unioninkatu 40
  • 7 Nov. 2013: The Belief Contexts and Performance of Völuspá: Considerations Regarding the Nordic Judgement Day“: Isländska sällskapets höstmöte, University of Uppsala 
  • 31 Oct. 2013: “Blótgyðjur, Goðar, Mimi, Incest and Wagons: Oral Memories of the Religion of the Vanir”: The Aarhus Old Norse Mythology Conference at Harvard: Old Norse Mythology in its Comparative Contexts,30 October – 1st November, University of Harvard, Mass. USA
  • 25 Oct. 2013: „ Eingyðistrú eða fjölgyðis? Var almenn trú á samfélag guða á Norðurlöndum fyrir kristnitöku?“: Þjóðarspegill: Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XIV
  • 3 and 6th Oct. 2013: Klukkutímaviðtal um flutning eddukvæða við Gísla Sigurðsson og Ævar Kjartansson á RÚV Rás eitt: : Spjallið: Fornbókmenntir og við: http://dagskra.ruv.is/nanar/17519/ (sjá bréf frá Gísla Sigurðssyni):
  • 27 Sept  2013: “The Belief Contexts and Performance of Völuspá – Considerations Regarding the Nordic Judgement Day”: Keynote lecture: International workshop Indigenous Ideas and Foreign Influences – Interactions among Oral and Literary, Latin and Vernacular Cultures in Medieval and Early Modern Northern Europe 26–27 September, 2013, University of Helsinki: House of Science and Letters (Tieteiden talo), Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki
  • 5 July 2013: ‘On the Dating and Nature of “Eddic Poetry” with Some Considerations of the Performance and Preservation of Grímnismál”: Interpreting Eddic Poetry: Investigating Interdisciplinary Perspectives St John’s College, Oxford, 4 – 6 July, 2013
  • 9 June 2013: “Why Should Folklore Students Study Dead Legends”: (Inngangs fyrirlestur við hringborðsumræðu: (15 mín)): The 16th Congress of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research: Folk Narrative in the Modern World: Unity and Diversity: 25-30 June 2013: Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 27 June 2013: “The Vampire Returns to Britain: Considering the Images of Vampires, Werewolves and Ghosts in BBC’s Being Human”: The 16th Congress of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research: Folk Narrative in the Modern World: Unity and Diversity: 25-30 June 2013: Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 10 May 2013: “Performance and the Study of Old Norse Religions”, 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 9-12 May 2013
  • 22 Feb 2013: “The Uses of Performance Studies for the Study of Old Norse Religion: The Performance of Eiríksmál and Hákonarmál”: University of Aberdeen: Department of Scandinavian Studies
  • 24 Nov. 2012: “Hlutverk Sigurðar Guðmundssonar málara í Íslenzkum þjóðsögum og æfintýri”: Ráðstefna um Jón Árnason og þjóðsögurnar skipulögð af námsbraut í þjóðfræði í tilefni af því að liðin eru 150 ár frá því að fyrra bindi Íslenzkra þjóðsagna og ævintýra var gefin út. Landsbókasafn Íslands, Reykjavík. 
  • 26 Oct. 2012: “Kraftur staðarins”: Þjóðarspegill 2012: Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum XIII. 
  • 10 August 2012: “The Folkloristic Approach: Tradition, Transmission, Context and Performance”: Inngangsfyrirlestur fyrir Roundtable discussion Tradition, Transmission, Meaning: Folklore and Old Norse Studies (Chair: John Lindow); The 15th International Saga Conference: “Sagas and the Use of the Past”, 5-11 águst 2012, Aarhus University
  • 6 August 2012: “Pantheon? What Pantheon? Concepts of a Family of Gods in Pre-Christian Nordic Religions”: The 15th International Saga Conference: “Sagas and the Use of the Past”, 5-11 águst 2012, Aarhus University.
  • 5 June 2012: “The Power in the Place: Icelandic Legends Concerning ‘Power Spots’ in a Comparative Context”, Supernatural Places: 6th Nordic-Celtic-Baltic Folklore Symposium, University of Tartu, Estonia, 4-7 júni, 2012
  • 4 June 2012: “The Creation of Sacred Place out of Empty Space During the Settlement of Iceland”: Fyrirlestur á Placing Texts: Folk Narrative and Spatial Construction: Graduate seminar á Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts (GSCSA), University of Tartu, Estonia, June 3–7, 2012.
  • 27 April 2012: “Magical Mooning and the Goat Skin Twirl: Memories of Old Nordic Magical Practices in the Saga”, Nordic Mythologies: Interpretations, Intersections and Institutions, UCLA Centre for Medieval Studies, UCLA Los Angeles, 27-28 april, 2012
  • 17 March 2012: “Ástandið í þjóðsagnasöfnun þegar Sigurður kemur heim 1858”: Fyrsta málþing um Sigurð Guðmundsson málara og menningarsköpun á Íslandi 1852-1874. Þjóðminjasafn, Reykjavík.
  • 8 March 2012: “Folk Legends, Folk Traditions and Grave Mounds”, Ancestor Worship: A Half-Day Seminar in Aberdeen, Centre for Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen
  • 21 Feb. 2012: “The Belief Contexts and Performance of Völuspá: Considerations Regarding the Nordic Judgement Day”, fyrirlestur fyrir Religionsvidenskablig forening, University of Aarhus.
  • 11 Feb. 2012: “Christmas Goats and Other Nordic Masks” (lesið upp á Latvian), XIII Starptautiskais: Masku Tradīciju Festivāls (Ráðstefna um dulbúningasiði og grímur), Tukums, Milzkalne, Latvia, 11-12 feb. 2012
  • 12 Nóvember 2011: “Types of Performance in Shetland Tradition”, Seventh Annual Conference of the SIEF Working Group on the Ritual Year, Ljubliana, 10-13 Nov. 2011.
  • 28 October  2011: “Prestlærðir safnarar þjóðsagna á 20. öld”, Þjóðarspegillinn: Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum, Háskóli Íslands, 28. okt 2011
  • 27 October 2011: “The Uses of Performance Studies for the Study of Old Norse Religion”: The Performance of Old Norse Myth and Ritual, University of Zürich, 27-28th October 2011.
  • 29 September 2011: “The Acceptance of Óðinn as a Preparation for the Acceptance of God?” Conversions and Ideological Changes in Middle Ages in Comparative Perspective: International Multi-disciplinary Conference, Rzeszow, Poland, September 29th - October 1st 2011
  • 26 August 2011: “The School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh: Nordic Links and Perspectives”: The Carrying Stream Flows On: A Three-Day International Conference to Mark the Diamond Jubilee of The School of Scottish Studies: 24-26th August 2011, Isleburgh Complex, Lerwick, Shetland
  • 27 May 2011: “The Nordic Roots of the Broonie and Other Mound Dwellers”, Centre for Nordic Studies (University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland) Seminar Series, Lerwick, Shetland (Shetland Museum and Archives)
  • 26 May 26, 2011: “The Nordic Roots of the Broonie and Other Mound Dwellers”, Centre for Nordic Studies (University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland) Seminar series, Kirkwall, Orkney
  • 15 December 2010: “National Folklore, National Drama, and the Creation of Visual National Identity: The Icelandic Case”: School of English Research Seminar Lecture, University of Sheffield
  • 13 December 2010: „The Belief Contexts and Performance of Völuspá: Considerations Regarding the Nordic Judgement Day“: Apocalypse Now and Then Series Lecture: Institute of Advanced Study, University of Durham
  • 21 November 2010: “Nordic Masks in the Archaeology of Performance in the Iron and Bronze Ages”: Masken der Vorzeit in Europa, 19-21 November 2010: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg/ Landesmuseum, Halle.
  • 28 October 2010: “Hve hár var hinn hávi: Hlutverk Óðins í íslensku samfélagi fyrir kristnitöku”: Professorial lecture, Félags og Mannvísindadeildar: University of Iceland.
  • 13 September 2010: “Folk Legends, Folk Traditions and Grave Mounds”, Interdisciplinary Conference: New Focus on Retrospective Methods, University of Bergen, 13-14 Sept. 2010.
  • 8 July, 2010: “Clerics as Collectors of Folk Lore in Iceland”: European Clerics and Vernacular Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century, University of Amsterdam, 8-10 July 2010
  • 18 May 2010: “Legends of Magical Sendingar Spirits in Iceland and Concepts of Illness in Earlier Times”. Interpreting Belief Narrative: ISFNR BNN Conference 2010, May 17th-19th, 2010: St Petersburg, Russia (Institute of Russian Literature and Russian Academy of Sciences)
  • 26 April 26, 2010: “National Folklore, National Drama, and the Creation of Visual National Identity: The Icelandic Case”. Open lecture for The Department of Scandinavian, University of California, Berkeley, USA 
  • 17 April, 2010: “The State of Supernatural Belief in Iceland”, Western States Folklore Society Annual Meeting, 15-17th April, 2010: Williamette University, Salem Oregon.
  • 30 October 2009: „Heima á milli: Þjóðtrú og þjóðsagnir á Íslandi við upphaf 21 aldar“: Þjóðarspegill: Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum, Háskóla Íslands.
  • 28 October 2009: “The Drama of the Poetic Edda: Performance as a Means of Transformation”: Keynote lecture: Conference on The Category of Theatricality in Medieval Studies, Palac Staszica, University of Warsaw, Poland.
  • 23 October 2009: “How High Was the High One? The Worship of Óðinn in Iceland before 1200”: Conference on Myth and Theory in the Old Norse World, University of Aberdeen: 22-23 October 2009
  • 19 September 2009: Goats, Grýla, Gruleks and Skeklers. Conference for Norræna félag, Iceland: “Út vil ek”: Frá skoskum eyjunum til Íslands og annarra í norðri. Ráðstefna um menningarleg tengsl milli skosku eyjanna og Norðurlanda frá miðöldum til dagsins í dag. Norræna húsið, 19. sept. 2009.
  • 02 September 2009: Innrás hinna utanaðkomandi dauðu: Sagnir um sjórekin lík á Íslandi:  Lífróður í Hafnarfirði: Málþing í Hafnarborg: Menningar- og listamiðstöð Hafnarfjarðar. Umsjón, Kristinn Schram, forstöðumaður Þjóðfræðistofu. Skipulögð af Þjóðfræðistofu og Hafnarborg.
  • 13 August 2009: “Ansgar’s Conversion of Iceland”, The 14th International Saga Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, 9-15th  August 2009.
  • 25 June 2009: “Modern Legends in Iceland”, 15th Congress of the International Society of Folk Narrative Research: Narratives Across Space and Time: Transmissions and Adaptions: June 21-27, Athens.
  • 22 June 2009: “Stand-up Comics as Storytellers”: 15th Congress of the International Society of Folk Narrative Research: Narratives Across Space and Time: Transmissions and Adaptions: June 21-27, Athens.
  • 6 June 2009: “Folk Belief and the Understanding of Reality in the 17th Century.” International Torfæus Seminar at Leirubakki, Iceland, June 5-7, 2009.
  • 8 May 2009: “The Nature and Function of Shetland Guising in Yell, Unst, and Fetlar (in an International Context)”. Taking Shetland Out of the Box conference: Lerwick, Shetland, 7-10 May 
  • Dec 2008: “The Icelandic Yule”: Lecture in English (twice), Þjóðminjasafn Íslands
  • 27 Oct 2008: Plenary: “Waking the Dead: Folk Legends of Magicians and Walking Corpses in Iceland”: The Alan Bruford Memorial Lecture: School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh.
  • 24 Oct 2008: Special Lecture: “Elves, Omens, God and the Dream-Naming of Children: A New National Survey of Icelandic Folk Beliefs”: School of Scottish Studies: University of Edinburgh, Special Research Seminar Lecture
  • 24 Oct. 2008: “Þjóðfræði, þjóðleikhús og mótun sjónrænnar þjóðarímyndar: Sigurður Guðmundsson, Indriði Einarsson og álfabrennurnar”, read by Kristínu Einarsdóttur. Þjóðarspegillinn. Opin ráðstefna: rannsóknir í félagsvísindum VIII  
  • 2 July 2008: “Völuspá and the Performance of Eddic Poetry”: Guest lecture at Harvard Summer School on Literature and Lore of the Viking Age, Århus.
  • 24 June 2008: “Cross-Dressing in Mumming Activities”: The Ritual Year and Gender Conference: Fourth Conference of the SIEF Working Group on the Ritual Year, Cork, Ireland: 22-26 June 2008
  • 19. June 2008: “Carnival, Costume and Ritual Perfomance: Introductory Lecture”: 9th SIEF Congress: Transcending “European Heritages”: Liberating the Ethnological Imagination: Derry, Ireland: 16-20 June 2008.
  • 2 May 2008: “Völuspá as Performance”: Norræn heimsendir: Dómsdagamyndin frá Hólum og Völuspá. Conference in National Museum of Iceland, 2-3 May 2008
  • 25 April 2008: Special plenary lecture: “The Performance of Eddic Poetry”: Scandinavian Institute, Universitet i Århus
  • 11 April 2008: “National Folklore, National Drama and the Creation of Visual National Identity and New Folk Festivals: The Case of Jón Árnason, Sigurður Guðmundsson and Indriði Einarsson in Iceland”: From Folk Culture to National Culture: Modern European History Research Centre, University of Oxford, 11-12 april, 2008
  • 5 May 2008: Flutning Eddukvæða/ Eddakvæði og leiklist: Landnámssetri í Borgarnesi: Lecture as part of a course on Old Norse Religion. Snorrastofa with Landnámssetur and Símenntunarmiðstöð Vesturlands
  • 1 April 2008: Þjóðtrú íslendinga fyrr og nú: Leiðsögumannaskóli, Kópavógur
  • 27 March 2008: “Gyðjurnar í myrunm”: Special Lecture in HÍ for Félag þjóðfræðinga á Íslandi and Þjóðfræði-Mannfræði skor HÍ
  • 29 Feb 2008: “From Gröliks to Upp-Helly-Aa: Shetland Disguise Traditions from Community Bonding to Cultural Heritage”: Í Journeys of Expression: Celebrating the edges of the World: Tourism and Festivals of the Coast and Sea Conference: Reykjavík, 29 Feb-Mar 1, 2008
  • 7 Dec 2007: “Það er til fleira á himni og jörðu, Hóras”: Kannanir á íslenskri þjóðtrú og trúarviðhorfum 2006-2007. Þjóðarpegill: Rannsóknum í Félagsvísindum VIII. Félagsvísindadeild, Háskóla íslands: 
  • 23 Nov 2007: The Goddess(es) in the Marshes: Old Norse Myth: International Symposium. University of Aarhus, 22-23 November, 2007.
  • 21 Nov 2007: The Hof and the Hall: Lecture for students and lecturers of archaeology, University of Århus: Moesgaard.
  • 6 Sept 2007: Tales Of 'Hempen Homespuns': The Politics Of The Early Norwegian Folk Tale Collection As Seen In The Introductions Of Jörgen Moe And George Dasent: The Voice of the People: The European Folk Revival, 1760-1914, 6-8 september, 2007, Humanities Research Institute (HRI), University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England
  • 15 June 2007: The Performance of Old Icelandic Eddic Poems: Voices, Rhythms and Space, á Folklore Fellows Summer School, Kuhmo, Finland og Vuokkiniemi, Viena Karelia, 11-20 júni 2007.
  • 12 June 2007: The Politics of Folk Tale Collection: Jón Árnason, Asbjörnsen and Moe and Dasent, á Folklore Fellows Summer School, Kuhmo, Finland og Vuokkiniemi, Viena Karelia, 11-20 júni 2007.
  • 17 April 2007: Ibsen’s Enemy of the People: Is It Still Relevant? English Department, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 16 November 2006: "An Invasion of Foreign Bodies: Legends of Washed-Up Bodies in Iceland": 4 x Iceland: Seminar, University of Arhus (Anthropology): Moesgard, Arhus, Denmark
  • 17 November 2006: "Myths and the Transformation of Space": Seminar on Old Norse Mythology, University of Arhus (Department of Scandinavian Studies)
  • 16 November 2006: "An Invasion of Foreign Bodies: Legends of Washed-Up Bodies in Iceland": 4 x Iceland: Seminar, University of Arhus (Anthropology): Moesgard, Arhus, Denmark
  • 27 October 2006: "Busar, böðlar og jamberingar: Innvígsluathafnir í íslenskum framhaldsskólum": Þjóðarspegillinn: Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Iceland
  • 22 September, 2006: "Jónas í alþjóðlegum samhengi", Sú þrá að þekkja og nema: Málþing til heiðurs Jónasi Jónassyni frá Hrafnagili, Þjóðarbókhlaða, Reykjavík.
  • 7th August 2006: "How Elvish were the Álfar", The Thirteenth Saga Conference, Durham and York, 6-12 August 2006
  • 9th June 2006: "Busadagur in Icelandic Schools: Initiation Rites as Part of an Academic New Year": Second International Conference of the SIEF Working Group on the Ritual Year, Göteborg, June 7-11, 2006.
  • 31 March 2006: "Legends and Landscape": Plenary lecture at Social History Society Conference, University of Reading
  • 25 November 2005: "An Invasion of Foreign Bodies: Legends of Washed Up Corpses in Iceland": Bolleseminar: Institutt for kulturstudier og orientalske språk ved Universitet i Oslo
  • 6 Oct, 2005: „Christmas Goats and Other Nordic Masks“: Masks of Transformation: An International and InterDisciplinary Conference on Masks and Mumming, South Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA, 5-9 Oct. 2005
  • 4 Oct, 2005: „The Origins of Drama in Scandinavia: A Folkloristic Approach“,Fyrirlestur fyrir nemendur í þjóðfræði, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. USA
  • 3 Oct, 2005: „Enter the Christmas Goat: The Changing Form, Function and Nature of Nordic Masks and Mumming“, Department of Folklore, Warren House, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. USA
  • 30 July 2005: „Sagnagrunnur: An Icelandic Database of Folk Legends“:14th Congress of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research: Folk Narrative Theories and Contemporary Practices, July 26-31, 2005 (Einnig: Poster*)
  • 26 July 2005: „Narratives and Space“, Key note lecture: 14th Congress of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research: Folk Narrative Theories and Contemporary Practices, juli 26-31, 2005
  • 15 July 2005: Introductory talk: 5th Celtic-Nordic-Baltic Folkore Symposium on Folk Legends, Reykjavík, 15-18 júni 2005
  • 4 June 2005: „Innrás hins utanaðkomandi dauða: Íslenskar sagnir um sjórekin lík á 19. öld“ („An Invasion of External Bodies: Icelandic Legends of Washed Up Bodies“): Landsbyggðarráðstefna Félags þjóðfræðinga á Íslandi, Sagnfræðingafélags Íslands og heimamanna á Austurlandi: Erlend áhríf á Íslandi – Austurland í brennidepli, Eiðar 3.-5. júni 2005
  • 9 April 2005: „Innrás hins utanaðkomandi dauða: Íslenskar sagnir um sjórekin lík á 19. öld“ („An Invasion of External Bodies: Icelandic Legends of Washed Up Bodies“): Félag átjándu aldar fræði: Málþing um þjóðtrú íslendinga, í Þjóðarbókhlöðu, 9. apr. 2005
  • 24 March 2005: „Final comments“:First Conference of the Sief Working Group on the Ritual Year in Association with the Department of Maltese, University of Malta, Junior College, Msida, Malta, Mar. 20-24, 2005
  • 21 March 2005: „Families and Festivals in Iceland – the Inside and the Out“, First Conference of the Sief Working Group on the Ritual Year in Association with the Department of Maltese, University of Malta, Junior College, Msida, Malta, Mar. 20-24, 2005
  • 18 March 2005: „An Invasion of External Bodies: Icelandic Legends of Washed Up Bodies“: Public lecture/ Post graduate seminar, School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • 19 Feb. 2005: „Sabbatar og saumakonur“ (Sabbaths and Sewing Circles): A Lecture for a Conference on Magic , organised by Hugvísindastofnun, University of Iceland, Háskólabío 
  • 5 June 2004, “ ‘Til holts ek gekk’. Spatial and Temporal Aspects of the Dramatic Poems of the Elder Edda”: Conference on Old Norse Religion in Long Term Perspectives, University of Lund.
  • 25 March 2004: "The Dramatic Performance of the Elder Edda: Nature and Context",             nemendur í Institut för arkeologi och antik historia, Uppsala universitet.24. mars 2004 (kl.18-20), “Halls, Temples, Gods, Goðar and Dwarves: Internal Sacral Spaces in Icelandand Scandinavia”, Seminar for the Study of Early Scandinavian Society and Culture, Institut för arkeologi och antik historia, Uppsala University.
  • 31 Oct 2003: „Passing the Test: Some Points About Fairy Tales and the Nature of Heroism in The Lord of the Rings", Hugvísindaþing in University of Iceland, 31 Oct- 1 Nov
  • 27 Oct 2003: „Anybody seen my pet fish?": Lecture on English Comedy 1960-2003 for English Dept in Hamrahlið College
  • 4 Oct 2003: „Þjóðtrú og siðir innflytjenda á Íslandi frá Asíu og Afríku" (Folk Beliefs and Traditions of Immigrants from Asia and Africa), Conference on „Religion and Human Rights " organised by the Committee for Comparative Religious Studies at the University of Iceland
  • 17 August 2003: „„Islands and Narratives" - A Personal Summary": ISFNR Interim Conference, 13-17 Águst, Gotland University, Visby.
  • 29 July 2003: "Hof, Höll, Goð(ar) and Dvergar: An Examination of Ritual Space in the Pagan Icelandic Hall": 12th International Saga Conference, University of Bonn, 27 July-2 August 2003
  • 9 June 2003: "Borderline Aspects of Shetland and Faroese Guising Traditions": International Mumming Conference: "Mumming in Cross-Border and Cross-Community Contexts", University of Ulster, Derry, 9-13 júni 2003, skipulögð af Academy for Irish Cultural Heritage, University of Ulster og The Department of Folklore, University College Dublin
  • 17 May 2003: „The Legacy of Grímr: Masks in Early Scandinavia from Shamans to Skeklers": Ráðstefna um "Guising: The Historical Uses of Masks and Disguises" skipulögð af The Warburg Institute and the Folklore Society: Warburg Institute, London, 16-17 maí
  • 28. Feb. 2003: "The Christmas Visitors: From Beowulf to Clint Eastwood": Postgraduate Research Seminar in the School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • 22. Feb.2003: "A Hof in the Hall : Some Ideas about Icelandic 'Temples' Prior to the Acceptance of Christianity", in the Cosmology Society conference on "Structure and Belief in Northern Europe", in the School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • 22. Feb. 2003: "Dimission: Nútíma búningasiðir í íslenskum skólum" (Pre-Graduation Traditions in Icelandic Schools) in the "Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum IV" (Research in Social Sciences IV) conference, Oddi, the University of Iceland (Read by Helga Einarsdóttir)
  • 19 Feb.2003: „Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings and Iceland", Menntaskólanum við Hamrahlíð, Reykjavík
  • 2 December 2002: „Edda i projektet ,Myternas Europa'": Kultur, kreativitet och lärande: Seminarium 2-3 december, 2002, Hanaholmens kulturcentrum, Esbo, Finland.
  • 15 October: "Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings and Iceland", Verzlunarskóli, Reykjavík.
  • 21 September 2002: "Tívar in a Timeless Land: Tolkien's Elves", Conference on Tolkien, Unset and Laxness (21-22 Sept.), organised by the Sigurður Nordal Institute: Norræna húsið, Reykjavík
  • 16 August. 2002: "Carnival in the Corridors: Graduation Traditions in Icelandic Colleges": International Conference on Traditional Masks and Mumming in Northern Europe, Turku (16-18 August)
  • 21 July 2002: "Waking the Wiggle-Waggle Monsters: The Origins of the Icelandic Vikivaki Games", International Traditional Drama Conference, Sheffield, 19-21 July 2002
  • 5 April 2002: Rotary club, Hótel Saga, Reykjavík: "Leiklist eddukvæðanna"
  • 13 Feb 2002: "Grýla and Grýlur in the North Atlantic Islands", Fróðskaparsetur Færeyja, Torshavn, Faroe Islands.
  •  25 Jan 2002: "Frá bændum til busa: þjóðfræði kennsla í Háskóla Íslands 1972-2002": Árnamessa: Seminar in the National Library on the position and potential of studies in ethnology in Iceland, in honour of the 70th birthday of Árni Björnsson.
  • 28 June 2001: "Gruliks and Skeklers: the Waning of the Straw Guizer Tradition in Shetland": University of Sheffield: National Centre for English Cultural Tradition
  • 22 May 2001: "Gruliks and Skeklers: the Waning of the Straw Guizer Tradition in Shetland": Lerwick, Shetland: Shetland Museum.
  • 3 March 2001: "Dying for the Disir: Customs at the Winter Nights and New Year in Scandinavia with Irish and British Parallels." International Seminar at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (Traditional Cosmology Society) on the Beginnings of the Year and of Seasons.
  • 28 Feb. 2001: "Gruliks and Skeklers: the Waning of the Straw Guizer Tradition in Shetland": History Dept, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Skotlandi ('Up Close and Personal' seminar series).
  • 28 Jan. 2001: "Grýla, Gruliks and Skeklers: The Background of the Shetland Guising Traditions": School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 25 Nov. 2000: "Framing the False Face: Analysing Disguise Traditions". Folklore Methodology Today. Conference in Åbo/Turku. Finland.
  • 20 Oct 2000: "Íslendingar í gestsaugu" (Icelanders Through the Eye of a Foreigner): Menningamunur: Vinnustofa á vegum Socrates og Leonardo da Vinci áætlanna, Munaðarnes.
  • 28 May 2000: "Þjóðtrú og þjóðhefðir nýbúa" (The Folk Belief and Folk Traditions of Immigrants in Iceland): Líf í borg: Ópinn háskóli 2000 (Huliðsheimur Reykjavíkur): Háskóli Íslands
  • 5 May 2000: "From Grímnismál to Graffiti: Themes and Approaches in 100 Years of Icelandic Folkloristics": (Plenary lecture): Den 28. nordiske etnolog- og folkloristkongress: Norden og nordiske fagtradisjoner(3-6 mai, 2000): Hankö, Noregi.
  • 19 November 1999: "Er leikritahöfundurinn dauður?" ("Is the Playwright Dead?"): A symposíum organised by the students of Comparative Literature at the University of Iceland and Drama students at the National School of Drama: In Leikistarskóli, Lindagata, Reykjavík.
  • 9 November 1999: "The Drama of the Poetic Edda": For the Folkloristics Department of the Kirjanduse Muuseum and the University of Tartu, Estonia.
  • 29 October 1999: "Galdramenn, gufa og útigangsbörn: Alþjóðlegar flökkusagnir um svartadauða á Íslandi" (Magicians, Mist and Wandering Children: International Migratory Legends to Do with the Black Death in Iceland): Conference on "Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum", Oddi, the University of Iceland.
  • 2 October 1999: "Rykfallin sverð og nýbakað brauð" (Rusty Swords and Newly Made Bread): Conference organised by the Sagnfræðinga- og Þjóðfræðingafélög, in Viðey, Iceland.
  • 16 Sept. 1999: "En er rýnt í gullnum töflunum Nyjar ransóknir í norrænu goðafræði í aldarlok" (Still Peering at the Golden Chess Pieces: New Researches in Old Norse Mythology at the End of the Century). Reykholt: the Snorri Sturluson Commemorative Lecture.
  • March 1999: "Uppruni dans í Skandinavíu" (The Origins of Dance in Scandinavia) for the Dansfræðingafélag.
  • 9 June 1998: "The Gods Amidst the Shadows: Sacred Drama and Mythological Poetry in Early Scandinavia", Norræna húsið: Lecture for workshop of Scandinavian theatre directors for Teater og Dans i Norden.
  • 24 Oct. 1997: "The Myth as Dramatic Performance: Remnants of Pagan Ritual in the Poetic Edda" (9.00-9.30) at A Meeting of Cultures: Perspectives on Mythology, Accra, Ghana (21st-24th October)
  • 21 Feb. 1997: "Endurkoma Sæmundar" ("The Return of Sæmundur): Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum: Ráðstefna haldin af viðskipta- og hagfræðideild og félagsvísindadeild Háskóla Íslands, Odda 21.-22. feb. 1997
  • 4 Nóv. 1996: "Bertha Phillpotts, Pioneer Traveller, Pioneer Scholar: The New Woman at the Turn of the Century": lecture for the Félag íslenskra háskólakvenna og Kvenstúdenta (Oddi, 101):
  • February 1996: "Indians in the Cupboard", lecture for Enskukennarafélag, on Man 113, and the use of computers in teaching.
  • 14 September 1994: "Dame Bertha and the search for ancient Scandinavian drama": Anglo-Scandinavian Cross-Currents, a seminar (University of Leeds with University of Oslo), 13-15 September 1994: Devonshire Hall, Leeds
  • 5 August 1994: "Grýla, Grýlur, Grøleks and Skeklers: Folk drama in the North Atlantic in the early Middle Ages?": Ninth International Saga Conference (Níunda Alþjóðlega Fornsagnaþingið), Akureyri, 31 July - 6 August 1994
  • 17 February 1993: "Notes on the edge: samanburður á spássíumerkingum fyrir mælendur í Edduhandritum og í evrópskum leikritahandritum á miðöldum", for the Félag íslenskra fræða, Skólabær, Reykjavík. Published later as "Spássíukrot"
  • 26 June 1992 (in absentia): "Myte, heroisk fantasi og undervisningssituationen anno 1992" for the Nordspråk sommerkursus in Sauðárkrókur, 22-28 June
  • 28 March 1992: "Skírnisleikr ok Freysmál", (in English) for the Ásatrúarfélag: Stúdentakjallarinn, Reykjavík. Published later as "Skírnisleikur og Freysmál"
   
   

Posters

  • 16-20 June 2008: A New Survey of Icelandic Folk Beliefs and Belief Attitudes: 9th SIEF Congress: Transcending “European Heritages”: Liberating the Ethnological Imagination: Derry, Ireland: 16-20 June 2008.
  • 7 December 2007: Kannanir á íslenskri þjóðtrú og trúarviðhorfum 2006-2007. Þjóðarspegill: Rannsóknum í Félagsvísindum VIII. Félagsvísindadeild, Háskóla Íslands: 
  • Oct 2007: Kannanir á íslenskri þjóðtrú og trúarviðhorfum 2006-2007. Þjóðarspegill Vísindavaki RANNÍS. Reykjavík.
  • Oct 2005: „Sagnagrunnur: A Database of Icelandic Legends in Print“: Á ráðstefnu Rannsóknir í Félagsvísindum VI, Odda, HÍ
  • 26-31 July 2005: „Sagnagrunnur: A Database of Icelandic Legends in Print“: 14th Congress of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research: Folk Narrative Theories and Contemporary Practices, juli 26-31, 2005
   
   

Reviews

  • Feb 2008: Arne Bugge Amundsen et al, (eds).  Ritualer: Kulturhistoriske Studier, í Arv, 63 (2008), 219-223
  • Autumn 2007: John McKinnell: Meeting the Other in Old Norse Myth and Legend, í Saga-Book, XXXI, 101-105.
  • Summer 2006: Einar Ólafur Sveinsson: The Folk-Stories of Iceland. Trans. Benedikt Benedikz. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. Viking Society for Northern Research.  Arv (2005), 209-214
  • 2005: Jacqueline Simpson, Icelandic Folktales and Legends (2004), Saga-Book, XXIX, 153-156
  • 2005: Annikki Kaivola-Bregenhøj: Riddles: Perspectives on the Use, Function and Change in a Folklore Genre, in Arv (2004) 256-260
  • Dec. 2004: Jacqueline Simpson, Folklore of Sussex, in Fólklore , 114 (2003), 369-370
  • Autumn 2003: John Shaw, Brígh an Órain: A Story in Every Song, in Arv (2003), 266-271
  • Spring 2001: Of Islands and Island Dwellers Islands and Water-Dwellers: Proceedings of the Celtic-Nordic-Baltic Folklore Symposium held at University College Dublin 16-19 June 1996. Ed. Patricia Lysaght, Séamas Ó Catháin and Dáithi Ó hÓgáin. Bealoidias: Journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society (University College, Dublin).
  • Spring 2001: Of Hermann Pálsson, Völuspá: The Sibyl's Prophecy í Leeds Studies in English (2001), 295-300
  • January 1996: Of La Farge and Tucker, Glossary to the Poetic Edda, in Saga-Book, XXIV (1994-1995), 191-194
  • May 1995 Of Sveinn Einarson, Íslensk leiklist, I, Nordic Theatre Studies, 7 (1995), 89-91
   
         
   
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