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Introducing the Shetland Boat - a new PhD Project at the Centre for Nordic Studies

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Call for Papers: The Northern Isles and the Sea - Maritime traditions, island narratives and disciplinary cross currents

The Centre for Nordic Studies, UHI, is pleased to announce thatthe 2nd International St Magnus Conference will be held in Lerwick, Shetland, from 9-12 April 2014.Orkney and Shetland are identified by their Nordic cultural and linguistic heritage and by the immutable fact that they lie in the North Atlantic, surrounded by the overwhelming presence of the Sea. The Sea has been a constant in their history, forging a unique way of life , influencing their customs and artistic life. It has brought the islands into contact with other cultures and at times it has isolated them from developments elsewhere. It brings riches but it takes away life. Thismulti-disciplinary conference will explore this rich, intimate and at times terrifying relationship. The principal themes of the conference are: The Whale Road - The Northern Isles during the Viking AgeFish and Ships - The Later Maritime Culture and BoatbuildingModerdai - Sailscapes and MindscapesTall Ship Tales - Literature and the Sea Deadline for submission of proposals for papers (300 words): 1 November 2013.Notification of acceptance: 1 January 2014.  Full papers due 1 March 2014. Proposals should be sent by e-mail to cns@uhi.ac.uk. 

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