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Verena Höfig

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Verena Höfig received her M.A. degree from Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich, Germany and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She also studied at Háskóli Íslands in Reykjavík, Iceland and spent several summers in Uppsala, Sweden and on archaeological field sites in Scandinavia.

Research Interests

Viking Age and Medieval Scandinavia, Medieval Germany, Cultural Memory, Material Culture, Nationalism, Gender Studies, Post-Humanism and Animal Studies


Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

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Research Output

  • 5 Chapter
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review

"Births, Belts, and the Brísingamen"

Höfig, V., 2019, In : Viking and Medieval Scandinavia. 15, p. 127-150

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

"Vinland and White Nationalism"

Höfig, V., 2019, From Iceland to the Americas: Vinland and Historical Imagination. Machan , T. W. & Helgason, J. K. (eds.). Manchester University Press, p. 77-100

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

A Pre-Modern Nation? Icelanders' Ethnogenesis and Its Mythical Foundations

Höfig, V., 2018, In : Scandinavian Studies. 90, 1, p. 110-132

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Remembering Origins

Höfig, V., Nov 19 2018, Handbook of Pre-Modern Nordic Memory Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Glauser, J., Hermann, P. & Mitchell, S. A. (eds.). De Gruyter, p. 762-768

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter