Stephen Mitchell Receives the Jarl Gallén Prize

September 20, 2019

The Jarl Gallén Prize will be bestowed on Professor Stephen Mitchell in the Great Hall of the Finnish Literature Society, Hallituskatu 1, at 13:00 on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Prof. Kaarle Hämeri, Chancellor of the University of Helsinki, will present the prize. Prof. Mitchell will deliver a lecture entitled “Magic and Memory in the Medieval North”, which will be followed by a seminar with four speakers on subjects pertinent to his research. The Gallén Prize is awarded once every three years to a medievalist whose research is focused on Northern Europe. The prize was created by the Thure Gallén Foundation in 2003 in memory of Jarl Gallén (1908 - 1990). The previous recipients were Sverre Bagge, Monika Hedlund, Anders Andrén, Lars Boje Mortensen, and Lena Liepe.