Thinking about ice on the coasts of Iceland: Documentary evidence of climate variability in early modern Iceland

Culture and languages

With Astrid E. J. Ogilvie, Research Professor at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.

12 Apr 2023
15:00 - 17:00
Humanisten C664

Collaboration with the Early Modern Seminar

You can also participate via zoom.

Drawing on evidence from a variety of documentary historical sources, this presentation will discuss the past climate of Iceland during the period ca. AD 1500 to 1800. Particular emphasis will be placed on variations in the sea ice that was a frequent visitor to the coasts of Iceland during this period. Climate and sea-ice impacts on Icelandic society during this period will also be noted.

Chair: Philip Lavender