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March 6, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Old Main #1224
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

The Anthropology Graduate Student Organization (AGSO) and Anthropology Undergraduate Learning Community (LC) are co-sponsoring a brown bag on Wednesday, March 6th from 11-12pm on Norse Mythology with our alumni John Anderson, MA. Come grab some free coffee and donuts and join us! Old Main Anthropology Library 1224. Free Event, No RSVP Necessary.

 

Abstract:

POPULAR STUDIES OF RELIGION OFTEN PORTRAY AN IMAGE OF RELIGIONS AS DISCRETE ENTITIES: UNIFORM ACROSS VAST DISTANCES AND UNCHANGING THROUGHOUT TIME, UNLESS THEY ARE REPLACED THROUGH CONVERSION. IN TRUTH, THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS ARE AS FLUID AS THE WORLD’S LANGUAGES, ALWAYS ACCOMMODATING IDEAS BOTH NEW AND OLD. IN THIS TALK, JOHN ANDERSON PRESENTS AN EXPLORATION OF THE HISTORY OF RELIGION AND FOLKLORE IN SCANDINAVIA, FROM PREHISTORY TO THE PRESENT DAY. WITH CENTRAL EMPHASIS ON THE STATUS OF THE VIKING-AGE NORSE POLYTHEISM, MR. ANDERSON WILL DISCUSS THE WAY THINGS HAVE CHANGED WHILE ALSO REMAINING CONNECTED TO A UNIQUE TRADITION. HE WILL ALSO CONSIDER HOW MYTHOLOGY CONTINUES TO INFLUENCE CULTURE TODAY.

For more information about this event, please contact Kelsey Jorgensen at (313) 577-2935 or kelsey.jorgensen@wayne.edu.