Wednesday, March 2, 2011

President & First Lady of Iceland to visit the Angelicum






President & First Lady of Iceland


On the occasion of his State visit to the Vatican, Friday March 4, the President of Iceland has expressed a desire to include an academic dimension. For this reason, the President will be at the Angelicum Friday March 4, 2011 at 5:00pm in Aula della Sapienza (Aula XI) to attend three conferences related to the history of Iceland and Rome. The third conference will present the President, and the First Lady, to have been in America and in Rome in the XI century.

The program of the conference (each one 15-20 minutes long) is:

Dr. Carla del Zotto, associate professor (Sapienza University of Rome):

The Conversion of Iceland and the First Icelandic Bishops.

Dr. Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir, associate reseasrch professor (Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Reykjavík):

Martyrs and Manuscripts: Textual Relations between Rome and Iceland

Professor Guðrún Nordal, director (Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Reykjavík):

The Northern Pilgrim