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The Fifteenth International Saga Conference


Welcome to the official homepage of The 15th International Saga Conference.

Sagas and the Use of the Past, the 5th - 11th of August 2012, Aarhus University.

Thank you very much for participating in The 15th International Saga Conference. Altogether c. 335 participants and 35 accompanying persons attended the conference. We are very pleased that so many decided to come to Aarhus; the conference was indeed a most stimulating event, both scholarly and socially. See the List of participants (updated the 30th of July 2012).

The conference program included one opening lecture, four keynote lectures, c. 200 papers, 16 poster presentations, two roundtable discussions and three thematic sessions. Altogether more than 230 participants spoke at the conference. See the program here (updated the 19th of July 2012).

The Preprint Publication of abstracts is available in an online version. See an online version of the Preprint Publication here.

Download the conference photo here.

We thank you very much for coming to Aarhus and for making this conference a wonderful experience.

With best wishes,

The organising committee

Pernille Hermann, Associate Professor, Department of Aesthetics and Communication (Scandinavian)  

Jens Peter Schjødt, Professor, Department of Culture and Society (Religion) 

Ulla Loumand, Conference coordinator 


Other people working for the conference

Bergdís Þrastardóttir, Ph.d.-student, Department of Aesthetics and Communication (Scandinavian)  

Mathias Nordvig, Ph.d.-student, Department of Aesthetics and Communication (Scandinavian)  

Lisbeth Heidemann Torfing, Ph.d.-student, Department of Aesthetics and Communication (Scandinavian)  

Important dates


February 2011: First Circular


August 2011: Second Circular and Call for papers

Paper proposals and poster proposals must be sent to the organisers in the period from the 1st of August 2011 to the 1st of November 2011. The deadline is postponed to the 8th of November.


February 2012: Third Circular and Registration

On-line registration is possible in the period from the 1st of February 2012 to the 1st of May 2012. From the 1st of May to the 1st of June 2012 it is possible to register with increased fee.


May 2012: Deadline for Pre-prints

To be included in the pre-prints texts are to be received no later than the 1st of  May 2012. Texts should be a maximum of two pages (for those presenting papers in parallel sessions) or five pages (for those presenting posters).


July 2012: Fourth Circular


The 15th International Saga Conference is kindly sponsored by 




A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal

15. juni Fonden

Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur

Letterstedtska Föreningen

The Department of Aesthetics and Communication, Aarhus University

The Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University

Forskningsrådet for Kultur og Kommunikation (FKK)

Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University

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