Other events

13 July 2017 – So You Think Vikings Are Funny Do You? Underdog, 1 Union Street, Aberdeen.

A storytelling performance of Old Icelandic satirical saga Bandamanna saga, developed by HOP PI Dr Hannah Burrows in collaboration with Andy Cannon and Aberdeen Performing Arts. Plenty of ‘Viking’ mythbusting alongside a dramatic performance of an Old Icelandic humorous text! Please see http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/so-you-think-vikings-are-funny-do-you for more details.

28 May 2017 – ‘Viking’ Humour, May Festival, University of Aberdeen, with HOP PI Dr Hannah Burrows.

How do you make a Viking laugh? Come along and hear some Viking puns, jokes, insults, and satire, and what these things tell us about early Scandinavian culture and social concerns. Help researchers discover whether we still share a sense of humour with people of the past! Free event, booking required.

Please see https://www.abdn.ac.uk/mayfestival/documents/May_Festival_2017_Programme_2017WEB.pdf for more details and the full Festival programme.

8 September 2016 – Experimental Performance of Icelandic Satire, The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

In partnership with Aberdeen Performing Arts, a script prepared by HOP PI Hannah Burrows, translated and adapted for the stage from the thirteenth-century Old Norse satirical saga Bandamanna saga, will be performed as part of APA’s Scratch Night, themed ‘True North’. The performance will be followed by an audience Q&A. The event will enable a modern audience to experience and engage with a specific instance of historical humour and will offer the HOP project the opportunity to gauge the transferability of the material. See also: http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/true-north-scratch-night

27 June – 1 July 2016 – HOP Launch:

HOP launches at the conference of the International Society for Humor Studies, 27 June – 1 July, Trinity College Dublin.

Our panel has the following speakers, with Jessica Milner Davis as chair:

  • Hannah Burrows – “Introducing the HOP Network”
  • Daniel Derrin – “The fool’s jesting in King Lear: A Test-case”
  • John Parkin – “Naïve Parody in Rabelais”
  • Will Noonan – “Self-fashioning humour in eighteenth century English fiction”

Several other HOP members will also be presenting at the conference.


Further events will be advertised soon.

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