Austmarr Network: Planning Committee
- Mikko Bentlin, University of Greifswald, Germany firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maths Bertell, Mid-Sweden University, Sweden email@example.com
- Mikko Bentlin received his PhD in Finnish language and literature from the University of Greifswald, where he is currently working as a research associate (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) in the Department of Finnish and Scandinavian Studies. His research concentrates on the historical development of Finnish, especially under the influence of Germanic languages in the period immediately preceding the first Finnish written documents, as well as the history of research on those topics.
- Frog, University of Helsinki, Finland firstname.lastname@example.org
- Frog received his PhD from University College London and his Docentship from the University of Helsinki, where he is presently a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Folklore Studies. His research concentrates on continuities and variation in cultural expression from both syncronic and diachronic perspectives, focusing especially on oral poetry and mythology in Finno-Karelian and Scandinavian-Germanic cultures as well as outcomes of cultural contacts in the Circum-Baltic region more generally.
- Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, Stockholm Historical Museum, Sweden Charlotte.Hedenstierna-Jonson@historiska.se
- Janne Saarikivi, University of Helsinki, Finland email@example.com
- Leszek Slupecki, University of Rzeszow, Poland firstname.lastname@example.org
- Professor Leszek Slupecki graduated in medieval history from Warsaw University, recived his Ph.D.in archeology from the Polish Academy of Sciences (Institute of Archeology and Ethnology, former Institute of the History of Material Culture) and his habil in medieval history from the same Academy. Since 2005 he has been a professor of the state in humanistic studies. He was working for long time in the Polish Academy, and since 2006 has been professor of Medieval History and Old Norse Studies at Rzeszow University, Poland. His research focus on pagan (so called pre-Christan) religions of Europe in the early Middle Ages, concentrating on such problems as lycanthropy, cultic places, burial mounds, mythological traditions, mythography and conversions, especially in Scandinavian and Slavic lands.
- Daniel Sävborg, University of Tartu, Estonia email@example.com
- Kendra Willson, University of Turku, Finland firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kendra Willson received her Ph.D. in Scandinavian languages and literatures from the University of California at Berkeley. Previous affiliations include the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Manitoba and the University of Helsinki. She is currently a research fellow at the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies. She has worked on onomastics, grammaticalization and historical syntax in Icelandic and Finnish, as well as on runology, sagas and translation studies. She is interested in the influence of language contacts, ideologies and the development of written genres and standards on the development of language structures. Her Austmarr research focuses on revisiting the possibility of Finno-Ugric elements in Scandinavian runic inscriptions.
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