Wednesday 23. November

18:00 Welcome beer/wine (at the pub U Rudolfína)

Thursday 24. November 

9.15-10.00 Registration & Coffee (at the venue: The Emmaus Monastery)

10.00-10.30 Welcome Address by Vice-Dean Daniel Berounský and the organizers.

Session 1: Shape-shifting, polymorphy and hybridity (Chair: Marie Novotná)

10.30-11.00 Carolyne Larrington: Becoming Human, Becoming Animal: Emotions and Hybridity in Old Norse Mythology

11.00-11.30 Louise Milne: Shape-shifting and dream-cultures in the wider Norse world

11.30-12.00 Timothy Bourns: Human-Tree Hybridity and Arborescent Emotionality in Norse Myth and Legend

12:00-13:30 Lunch Break

Session 2: Borders in the divine world (Chair: Rudolf Simek)

13.30-14.00 Sigmund Oehrl: Valkyries in Bird Shape

14.00-14.30 Jens Peter Schjødt: Mythology and Binaries: Structuralism and Beyond

14.30-15.00 Judy Quinn: Mythological reactions and mythographic classification: the metamorphosis of jötunn to áss

15.00-15.30 Coffee Break

Session 3: Loki (Chair: Carolyne Larrington)

15.30-16.00 Ela Sefcikova: The God with No Boundaries: Queering Loki in Old Norse Myth

16.00-16.30 Henning Kure: Loki and the Burned Heart

17.00-22:00 Dinner (for the speakers) at Liandra Ristorante (Courtesy of the Norwegian Embassy)

Friday 25. November

Session 4: Ritual and Performance (Chair: Jan Kozák)

9.00-9.30 Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen: The Totemic Raven Hybridity

9.30-10.00 Terry Gunnell: Becoming God: The Development of the Hybrid Ruler-God in the Nordic Countries in the Second Half of the First Millenium

10.00-10.30 Coffee Break

Session 5: Approaches to Source Material (Chair: Judy Quinn)

10.30-11.00 Gwendolyne Knight: Hybridity and Magic

11.00-11.30 Jiří Dynda: Syncretism and Folklore: Approaches to cultural hybridities in the Old Norse and Old Russian context

11.30-12.00 Adele Kreager: Metamorphosis, Hybridisation and Illusion in the Language of Old Norse Transformation

12.00-13.30 Lunch Break

15.30-18.00 Visit to the National Library

19.00-21.00 Reception (for the speakers) at the Residence of the Danish Ambassador 

Saturday 26. November

Poster session (Chair: Zuzana Stankovitsová)

9.30-10.00 Bob van Strijen: From National-Socialist hybrid to generic publication? The metamorphosis of Jan de Vries’ “Die geistige Welt der Germanen”

10.00-10.30 Coffee Break

Session 6: Cosmos, order and hybridity (Chair: Terry Gunnell)

10.30-11.00 John Lindow: Suppression of Hybridity in the Old Norse Mythological Conceptual World

11.00-11.30 Leszek Slupecki: Old Norse Pantheon as Societe des Invalides. What the Gods had to lost to get more power?

11.30-12.00 Frog: Transformations and Temporal Ideology: An Approach to Shifts in How the Universe Works

12.00-13.30 Lunch Break

Session 7: History and hybridity (Chair: Jiří Starý)

13.30-14.00 Eldar Heide: The late Óðinn traditions in eastern Scandinavia and German-speaking areas

14.00-14.30 Rudolf Simek: Gods, Saints, Devils and Demons as Saga Heroes: Hybrid Characters as a medieval narrative technique of integrating layers of traditions

14.30-15.00 Coffee Break

15.00-16.00 Closing Discussion

19.00 Conference Dinner for the speakers (Café Neustadt; on Google Maps)