Carina Damm, M.A.

01.06.2022 - 31.08.2022

Medieval Studies Archaeology


GWZO Research Start Scholarship

Research task at GWZO:
Preparation of a project on the perception of weather in Old Norse literary tradition in comparison to sources from medieval Rus’



Graduate School Global and Area Studies,
Leipzig University

Research regions

  • Scandinavia
  • Southern Baltic Coast
  • Medieval Rus'

Research focuses

  • Viking Age Mobility and Migration in the Circum-Baltic Arena (c. 750–1100)
  • Entanglements and Cultural Transfer between Scandinavia and Eastern Europe in the Early and High Middle Ages
  • Environmental and Climate History of the Medieval North
  • Slave trade and Forms of Dependency in the Medieval North

Publications (selection)

  • Damm, Carina. “Ad insulas Baltici. Role and reception of scholia in Adam of Bremen's Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae Pontificum.” In: Adam of Bremen's Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae Pontificum. Origins, Reception and Significance, edited by Grzegorz Bartusik, Radosław Biskup, and Jakub Morawiec, 96–107. London/New York: Routledge, 2022.
  • Damm, Carina. "Raiding for Love: Patterns of Polygyny among the Eastern Vikings." In: Proceedings of the 10th Háskóli Íslands Student Conference on the Medieval North (Reykjavík, April 15–17, 2021), edited by Katrín Lísa L. Mikaelsdóttir et al., 13–4. Reykjavík: University of Iceland Centre for Medieval Studies, 2021