Wednesday 26. March 2014

Lunch Lecture: Icelandic Cultural Saints

In this week´s Lunch Lecture, will Jón Karl Helgason talk about Icelandic Cultural Saints. He will compare the position and role of Jon Sigurdsson and Jonas Hallgrimsson as cultural saints and shed light on how their image has been reconstructed on stamps, coins and copper plates.

Jón Karl is a professor at the University of Iceland – Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies.

Lunch Lecture is open for the public, it starts at 12:10 in the University centre cafeteria. The talk will be in Icelandic.