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Herschend, Frands, Professor
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Herschend, F. (2020). Från ord till poetisk handling: Skandinavisk skrivkunnighet före 536 (150ed.). Uppsala: Uppsala universitet
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2020 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Denna bok är en bakgrundsanalys av de runinskrifter som huvudsakligen skrevs innan klimatkrisen 536 - 550 efter vår tideräkning Det är inte lätt att sammanfatta den yngre järnåldern i Sydskandinavien. Av och till är det omöjligt om man inte först underbygger en del av den tidens kulturfenomen bättre än man kan i en sammanfattning. De äldsta nordiska runinskrifterna som social- och kulturhistoriska fenomen är ett sådant fält. Om texterna inte tolkas i termer av kulturgeografi, socialhistoria och litteratur, så platser de inte i en syntes av den yngre järnålderns sydskandinaviska samhälle. Samtidigt är det orimligt att man inte har en ungefärlig uppfattning om skrivkunnighetens plats i ett samhälle, om skrivkunnighet bevisligen finns.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2020. p. 150 Edition: 150
Series
Occasional papers in archaeology, ISSN 1100-6358 ; 70
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-404363 (URN)978-91-506-2809-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-02-24 Created: 2020-02-24 Last updated: 2020-05-11Bibliographically approved
Herschend, F. (2018). 14C-dateringar som kronologiskt ramverk. In: Ann Lindkvist och Emilie Svenman (Ed.), 3000 år under Fullerö huvudgata: boplats, lertäkt och festplats (pp. 137-148). Uppsala: Societas Archaeologica Upsaliensis
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2018 (Swedish)In: 3000 år under Fullerö huvudgata: boplats, lertäkt och festplats / [ed] Ann Lindkvist och Emilie Svenman, Uppsala: Societas Archaeologica Upsaliensis , 2018, p. 137-148Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Societas Archaeologica Upsaliensis, 2018
Series
SAU rapport, ISSN ISSN 1652-9448 ; 2018:7
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-356144 (URN)
Available from: 2018-07-16 Created: 2018-07-16 Last updated: 2018-08-01Bibliographically approved
Herschend, F. (2018). First millennium architects, university scholars, contract archaeologists and heritage management. Fornvännen, 113(1), 34-49
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2018 (English)In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 113, no 1, p. 34-49Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper aims mainly to analyse the relationship between university scholars and heritage conservation by means of two examples: Iron Age house types, which is history, and the analysis of planned Iron Age architecture, which has not yet benefited sufficiently from contract archaeology. I recognise the duty of university scholars to develop research topics that may be useful to contract archaeology as well as to heritage conservation and university archaeology. As a topic of research, I suggest a cognitively based understanding of Iron Age house planning and construction. I suggest that an important understanding of cognitive history can be related to a shift in Iron Age building principles: in the Early Iron Age form follows function, but in the Late Iron Age construction principles give form.

National Category
Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-355477 (URN)000431744000004 ()
Available from: 2018-06-29 Created: 2018-06-29 Last updated: 2018-06-29Bibliographically approved
Herschend, F. (2018). How Norse is Skírnismál?: A comparative case study. Journal of Archaeology and Ancient History (JAAH) (23)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How Norse is Skírnismál?: A comparative case study
2018 (English)In: Journal of Archaeology and Ancient History (JAAH), E-ISSN 2001-1199, no 23Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Venantius Fortunatus was a Latin, Ravenna educated, semi-political rhetorical poet active in Merovingian Francia in the late 6th century. Arriving in Austrasia from the Alps in the spring of 566, he wrote three poems, not least an epithalamium publicly performed at the wedding of Sigibert and Brunhild. This literary genre, its structure and the three addressees of his poems can be seen as a surprisingly detailed template for the Norse poem Skírnismál. The value of Fortunatus’ poetry rests with his ability to amalgamate Germanic, Christian and Latin Roman culture in a period of transition from a pagan to a Christian society. Since these periods of transition are reoccurring, it is possible to see an education in the 10th–11th century as the background for the Norse Skírnismál author, who probably must have read Fortunatus in order to compose his Norse wedding entertainment. Skírnismál is thus neither a purely Norse nor a purely oral composition.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: , 2018
Keywords
Venantius Fortunatus; Skírnismál; epithalamium; wedding entertainment; dialogical play; Norse-Christian acculturation
National Category
Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-357577 (URN)
Available from: 2018-08-31 Created: 2018-08-31 Last updated: 2018-09-03Bibliographically approved
Herschend, F. (2018). Järnåldersarkitekter, universitetsforskare, uppdragsarkeologer och kulturmiljövården. Fornvännen, 113(1), 34-49
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Järnåldersarkitekter, universitetsforskare, uppdragsarkeologer och kulturmiljövården
2018 (Swedish)In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 113, no 1, p. 34-49Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper aims mainly to analyse the relationship between university scholars and heritage conservation by means of two examples: Iron Age house types, which is history, and the analysis of planned Iron Age architecture, which has not yet benefited sufficiently from contract archaeology. I recognise the duty of university scholars to develop research topics that may be useful to contract archaeology aswell as to heritage conservation and university archaeology. As a topic of research, I suggest a cognitively based understanding of Iron Age house planning and construction. I suggest that an important understanding of cognitive history can be related to a shift in Iron Age building principles: in the Early Iron Age form follows function, but in the Late Iron Age construction principles give form.

National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-352390 (URN)
Available from: 2018-06-04 Created: 2018-06-04 Last updated: 2018-06-15Bibliographically approved
Herschend, F. (2018). Pafnutius and Skírnir's Journey: A discussion of two medieval plays. Uppsala: Uppsala University
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2018 (English)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2018. p. 211
Series
Occasional papers in archaeology, ISSN 1100-6358 ; 65
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-354497 (URN)978-91-506-2709-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-06-20 Created: 2018-06-20 Last updated: 2018-07-31Bibliographically approved
Herschend, F. (2017). Askim-tunets kronologi: En tillämpad bayesiansk analys. Viking, 80, 25-38
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Askim-tunets kronologi: En tillämpad bayesiansk analys
2017 (Swedish)In: Viking, ISSN 0332-608X, Vol. 80, p. 25-38Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In order to show its potential, this article introduces a non-intuitive chronological Bayesian analysis of the pre Roman Iron Age settlement site at Askim Church in Østfold, Norway. The archaeological background is provided by an article by Grethe Bjørkan Bukkemoen (2015). The calibration program used to perform the Bayesian analyses is BCal (Buck m.fl. 1999). The analysis suggests that the settlement commences in the early part of the 3rd c. BCE and comes to an end in the early part of the 1st BCE. Presently, its continuation during the Roman Iron Age is unknown. The main part of the analysis concerns the dating of the houses 1:1 and 1:2 which overlap each other – House 1:1 being the older of the two. The time gap between the two buildings seems too large to be filled by the adjacent House 2, which is younger than House 1:1 and older than House 1:2. In the discussion the chronological analysis is used to corroborate and develop Bukkemoen’s discussion on the pre Roman Iron Age farm house as a social agent. It is suggested that the pre Roman Iron Age house, which initially is determined by the subsistence landscape, is replaced by the late pre Roman Iron Age house, which in its turn defines the subsistence landscape.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: , 2017
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-333378 (URN)10.5617/viking.5465 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-11-13 Created: 2017-11-13 Last updated: 2018-01-18Bibliographically approved
Herschend, F. (2017). Selaöns runinskrifter: en runstensgeografi. Fornvännen, 112(1), 10-23
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2017 (Swedish)In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 112, no 1, p. 10-23Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This is a study of a small runestone material from the Selaön Island in Lake Mälaren. As an island material, the inscriptions are set apart from their surroundings. They link in with common traits among decorated 11th runestones, but also with the characteristic breadth of middle-sized and well-defined materials. This local diversity may nevertheless be seen as a characteristic in itself of the larger Lake Mälaren area: this region is partly built from local nodes united by the lake. Based on the study three research fields are identified: 1) small-scale runestone geography and chronology, 2) the non-banal and complex relationship between design, text and ornament, 3) a dimension of intent characteristic of Selaön, that is, a local sincerity in the commemorative inscriptions. Micro-geography, complex design and mindset are thus suggested as new fields for a cognitively more rewarding contextual research into the runestone vogue in the Lake Mälaren area.

Keywords
Arkeologi, runologi, historisk geografi
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-317885 (URN)000424728700002 ()
Note

Title in WoS: The runic inscriptions of Selaon Island - a runestone geography

Available from: 2017-03-21 Created: 2017-03-21 Last updated: 2020-05-20Bibliographically approved
Herschend, F. (2017). Semiramis: An Early 11th c. Norman Text with Anglo-Danish Connotations Reviewed as a Dramatic Script. Collegium Medievale, 30, 86-121
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2017 (English)In: Collegium Medievale, ISSN 0801-9282, E-ISSN 2387-6700, Vol. 30, p. 86-121Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses a text, a satire, in the manuscript Paris, Bibl. Nat. lat. 8121A. Conveniently this section of the codex is called Semiramis (see Dronke 1970). Based on Dronke’s (1970) and Gunnell’s (1995) research, the article looks further into Semiramis and discusses whether staging rather than reading it comes with a profit. While discussing this hypothesis four major reasons why Semiramis would benefit from being read as a dramatic script and staged can be singled out. Although the play is a distinctly Latin Semiramis shows affinities with the Anglo-Danish culture of it day and age as well as with Eddic plays, especially Skírnismál and Lokasenna (see Gunnell 1995).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Novus forlag, 2017
Keywords
Medieval plays, Minmetic drama
National Category
Archaeology
Research subject
Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-345622 (URN)
Available from: 2018-03-10 Created: 2018-03-10 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Herschend, F. (2012). Mead-halls of the Eastern Geats. Elite settlement and Political Geography AD 375-1000 in Ostergotland, Sweden [Review]. Fornvännen, 107(4), 300-302
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mead-halls of the Eastern Geats. Elite settlement and Political Geography AD 375-1000 in Ostergotland, Sweden
2012 (English)In: Fornvännen, ISSN 0015-7813, E-ISSN 1404-9430, Vol. 107, no 4, p. 300-302Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-196151 (URN)000314073300015 ()
Available from: 2013-03-05 Created: 2013-03-05 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
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