May 25, 2017: Fulbright scholar Miklos Vassanyi presents 'The Inuit in Icelandic Sagas, Medieval Norwegian Chronicles, and the Greenland Deeds'
by Michelle Saport |
Visiting Fulbright scholar Miklos Vassanyi will give a guest lecture, "The Earliest Reports of Encounters with the Inuit in the Old Icelandic Sagas, Medieval Norwegian and North-European Chronicles and Greenland Deeds," at the UAA Campus Bookstore on Thursday, May 25, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Miklos Vassanyi holds a Ph.D. in philosophy (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and a Ph.D. in history (ELTE University of Budapest). He is associate professor at Karoli University Budapest, Department of General Humanities, currently working as a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at the University of Minnesota‒Twin Cities, Center for Austrian Studies.
In Budapest, he teaches on the M.A. program of Karoli University in religious studies. His areas of research include Inuit history and Inuit religious phenomena with a concentration on shamanism. He co-edited Indigenous Perspectives of North America (Cambridge Scholars Publisher, 2014) and has published a number of articles on Native American anthropology.
This free, public event is hosted by UAA's Alaska Native Studies Department and the UAA Campus Bookstore and sponsored the Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund. For more information, call (907) 786-6135.
All UAA Campus Bookstore events are free and open to the public. There is free parking for this event in the South Lot, Sports Complex NW Lot, West Campus Central Lot, and Sports Campus West Lot. See what else is happening at the bookstore this summer.