Selected Publications

Joseph Koivisto, Lilla Kopár, and Nancy L. Wicker, “Bridging the Gap: Managing a Digital Medieval Initiative Across Disciplines and Institutions.” In Meeting the Medieval in the Digital World. Ed. by Matthew Evan Davis, Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel & Ece Turnator. Leeds: ARC Humanities Press, 2018, 223-240.

Martin Findell and Lilla Kopár, “Runes and Commemoration in Anglo-Saxon England.” Fragments: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Ancient and Medieval Pasts, Volume 6 (2017): 110-137. Permalink:

“Eddic Poetry and the Imagery of Stone Monuments.” In: A Handbook to Eddic Poetry: Myths and Legends of Early Scandinavia. Ed. by Carolyne Larrington, Judy Quinn, and Brittany Schorn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016, 190-211.

“The Case of the Headless Body: A Note on the Iconography of Sigurd and Wayland in Viking-Age England.” In: Bilddenkmäler zur germanischen Götter- und Heldensage. Ed. by Wilhelm Heizmann and Sigmund Oehrl. Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde, Ergänzungsband 91. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015, 315–332.

“Heroes on the Fringes of the Anglo-Saxon Poetic Corpus: Vernacular Memorial Inscriptions on Stone Sculpture.” In: Heroes and Saints: Studies in Honour of Katalin Halácsy. Ed. by Zsuzsanna Simonkay and Andrea Nagy. Budapest: Mondat, 2015, 85-120.

Gods and Settlers: The Iconography of Norse Mythology in Anglo-Scandinavian Sculpture. Studies in the Early Middle Ages 25. Turnhout: Brepols, 2012.

“Spatial Understanding of Time in Early Germanic Cultures: The Evidence of Old English Time Words and Norse Mythology.” In: Interfaces between Language and Culture in Medieval England: A Festschrift for Matti Kilpiö. Ed. A. Hall, et al. The Northern World 48. Leiden: Brill, 2010, 203-230.

“Thuróczy, János.” In: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle. Ed. R.G. Dunphy. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2010, 1429-30.

“The Use of Artistic Media in Norse Greenland.” Journal of the North Atlantic, Special Volume 2 (2009), 102-113.

“The Wings of Weland.” In: The Iconography of the Fantastic. Eastern and Western Traditions of European Iconography 2. Ed. A. Kiss, et al. Papers in English and American Studies X / Studia Poetica 11. Szeged: JATE Press, 2002, 39-48

“The Colorful Fabric of Time. Contemporary Reception and Intellectual Background of Viking-Age Stone Carvings on the Example of the Gosforth Cross.” In: Aspects of Time in English and American Literature. Ed. T. Fabiny. Piliscsaba: Pázmány Péter Catholic University, 2001, 24-33.

“Leben und Taten verstorbener Könige. Entstehung literarischer Zeugnisse über das Leben von Ólafr Tryggvason und König Harold II von England nach ihrem (angeblichen) Tod.” In: Arbeiten zur Skandinavistik. 13. Arbeitstagung der deutschsprachigen Skandinavistik, 29.7-3.8.1997 in Lysebu (Oslo). Ed. F. Paul, et al. Texte und Untersuchungen zur Germanistik und Skandinavistik 45. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2000, 181-188.

International Cooperative Research Projects

Project Andvari: A Digital Portal to the Visual World of Early Medieval Northern Europe. Project director, with Prof. Nancy L. Wicker (University of Mississippi), in collaboration with Worthy Martin and Daniel Pitti (IATH, University of Virginia). Sponsored by the NEH Office of Digital Humanities (2013 Digital Humanities Level I Start-Up Grant recipient)
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Project RuneS: Runic Writing in the Germanic Languages [Akademieprojekt Runische Schriftlichkeit in den germanischen Sprachen]. Funded by the German Academy of Sciences.

RMMC: Runes, Monuments, and Memorial Carvings—An International Research Network.

Media Appearances

“Mellom hedendom og kristendom.” Radio interview and podcast for the program Museum at NRK P2 (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation). Broadcast on May 8 and 9, 2010.