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MIS Graduate Students 2019-2020

Medieval Icelandic Studies & Viking and Medival Norse Studies orientation meeting August 30, 2019. See also our graduate students in Viking and Medieval Norse Studies.

Crae Vincent Wilkins (US)

  • Anthropology, BA, Binghamton University, State University of New York, 2019

My undergraduate research centered on archaeology, particularly human skeletal health and health patterns in arctic and sub-arctic populations. While in Iceland, I would like to combine archaeological and manuscript knowledge to assess population-level health patterns in Medieval Icelanders.

Daniel Craig Sloughter (US)

  • Mathematics, Ph.D., Dartmouth College, 1981
  • Mathematics, AM, Dartmouth College, 1979
  • Mathematics, BS, Gonzaga University, 1977

My formal academic background is in mathematics, with an emphasis in probability. For many years I have worked in philosophy of mathematics, with a particular interest in medieval conceptions of mathematical objects. I am interested in investigating early Icelandic scientific and mathematical work, as well as applying statistical tools to study authorship and related questions.

Jen Nicole Semler (US)

  • Philosophy and Public Policy, BA, Duke University, 2019

While studying philosophy as an undergraduate, I became particularly interested in free will and moral responsibility. I am intrigued by the tension between fatalism and human agency in the sagas of Icelanders, and I am excited to learn more about the philosophical views in medieval Iceland.

Joseph Lee Martin (UK)

  • English Literature, BA, Cardiff University, 2019

Literature and history are my two major passions, especially where the two of them are inextricably entwined. I look forward to delving further into the sagas, potentially making comparisons between the Icelandic material and the Celtic literatures of Wales and Cornwall.

Sophie Antonia Kass (Germany)

  • English and American Studies, BA, University of Vienna, 2018
  • German Philology, BA, University of Vienna, 2018

I studied modern and historical linguistics and literature alike in German, English and Icelandic during my studies in Vienna. I discovered my passion for the history of the Icelandic language and hope to solidify my knowledge about linguistic matters as well as the mythology described in the Eddic literature.