Convention

Talks & Media

Invited Talks & Conference Papers

“Constructing Arab Cultural Heritage from Museums-Based Materials.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting 2021: Baltimore. Hybrid Conference. 17- 21 November 2021.

 

“Revealing Arab & Trans-Eurasian Cultural Heritage from Museums-Based Materials.” UC Berkeley Archaeological Research Facility ‘Brown Bag Series.’ 03 November 2021.

 

 “The Coins that Transformed Eurasia: Modelling Islamicate Heritage in Itinerant Assemblages.” The Connected Past Conference. Aarhus University. 29-30 September 2021.

 

“Pursuing Transcultural Heritage in the Time of COVID: Towards a More Accessible Archaeology of Eurasia in the Past and Present.” European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting 2021: Widening Horizons. University of Kiel, Germany (Virtual). 08-11 September 2021.

Conference participation partially funded by the Oscar Montelius Foundation & the Wenner Gren Foundation

“The Coins that Transformed Eurasia: Modelling Islamicate Heritage from Museum Collections. Sunbelt Networks Conference. Virtual. 06-11 July 2021.

Session organizer of “Powerscapes: Investigating the spatial experiences of power imbalances, marginalization, and inequalities.” Theoretical Archaeological Group (TAG) 2021: Stand. Speak. Act. Stanford University (Virtual Conference). 30 April- 02 May 2021. 

 

 Presenter & session chair. “Decolonizing Transcultural Heritage: Towards a More Inclusive Archaeology of Abbasid Coinage in Medieval Eurasia.” Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting 2021. Virtual Conference. 07-10 January 2021. 

Conference co-organizer. Overcoming the Challenges of Research On/ In Europe During the Times of COVID: A Roundtable Discussion. Event sponsored by the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley and the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). 04 December 2020.
 

“Re-valuations of Life in Times of Social Upheaval.” Society for Economic Anthropology- Sponsored Roundtable Discussion.  American Anthropological Association Virtual Meeting 2020: Raising Our Voices. Virtual Conference. 05- 14 November 2020.

"The Coins that Transformed Eurasia: Islamicate Heritage in Itinerate Assemblages." European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting 2020: Networks.  Virtual Conference (previously scheduled for Budapest, Hungary). 24-30 August 2020. 

"Global Vikings: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Travelers, from North America to the Arab World." Fylgia Lodge's First Annual Leif Eriksson Day Celebration. Morgan Hill, CA. 12 October 2019. 

 

"Arab and Scandinavian Networks in the Global North: Perspectives from the Viking Age." The Global North: Spaces, Connections, and Networks Before 1700. Stockholm, Sweden. 12-14 August 2019.

 

“The Viking Landscape(s): Land Transformations & Environmental Behaviour in the North Atlantic,”

Session no. 449 “Temporality and Relationality in Place-Making.” European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting 2018. Barcelona, Spain. 05- 08 September 2018.

 

“Law & Order in Saga Iceland: The Formation of Legal Networks & Political Landscapes.” 17th International Saga Conference 2018. University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. 12- 17 August 2018.

 

“The Literary Landscapes of Hans Christian Andersen: Digital Methods in Romantic Scandinavian Literature.” Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study Annual Meeting 2018.  UCLA, CA. 02- 05 May 2018.

 

“Transnationalisms in the Literary Landscapes of Hans Christian Andersen.” Borders and Bridges: Nordic Nationalisms and Transnationalisms. UC Berkeley, CA. 9- 10 March 2018.

“The Medievalist’s Guide to Preparing for the Academic Job Market.” The Middle Ages in the Wider World Multi-Campus Project. UC Berkeley, CA.  07 March 2018.

"The Materiality of Myth: Divine Objects in Norse Mythology." Thinking About Mythology in the 21st Century. University of Edinburgh, Scotland. 10- 11 November 2017.

 

“An Ivory Diaspora: Digitizing Exchange and Production Networks in the Medieval World." Terra Digita: Digital Approaches to Medieval Mapping. Cornell University, NY. 04- 05 November 2017.

 

“Mapping an Ivory Diaspora: The Archaeology of Cultural Movements." Mid-America Medieval Association Conference XLI: Networks. University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO. 16-17 September 2017.

"From Damsels to Warriors: Viking Women in Popular Culture.” Community Lectures in Celebration of National Day of Sweden. Swedish American Hall, San Francisco, CA. 03 June 2017.

“Bridges to Eternity: Women, Conversion, & Religion in Viking Age Sweden.” Swedish American Hall, San Francisco, CA. 14 March 2017.

 

“An Ivory Diaspora: The Archaeology of Cultural Movements.” Encounters & Reimaginings: Medieval Scandinavia and the World, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 03 March 2017.

 

“The Vikings: Historical Memory & Popular Culture.” Factio Organization for Classical Studies, Ann Arbor, MI. 23 October 2014.

“Bridge to Eternity: Christianizing the Swedish Landscape,” Honors Summer Fellowship, Ann Arbor, MI, 31 July 2014.

 

“Etched in Stone: Women & Gender in Viking-Age Scandinavia,” Honors Summer Fellowship, Ann Arbor, MI, 07 August 2013.

 

In the Media

Berkeley Graduate Division. 01 October 2021. “Sara Ann Knutson: Traditional Archaeological Interpretations vs. Contemporary Public Perspectives.”

https://grad.berkeley.edu/news/profiles/sara-ann-knutson-traditional-archaeological-interpretations-vs-contemporary-public-perspectives/?fbclid=IwAR1KBBF6Fe5u-FW36qV4iW06gx1tfUb5d8HR3cqb4RSVOG2tFRLCQoqhXbI

 

Swedish Women’s Educational Association Blog. 16 July 2020. “SWEA San Franciscos stipendiat 2020-

Sara Ann Knutson.” [Translated title from Swedish: SWEA San Francisco’s scholarship recipient 2020, Sara Ann Knutson]. https://www.sweabloggensf.com/post/swea-san-franciscos-stipendiat-2020-sara-ann-knutson

 

Sveriges Radio (P1). 01 June 2018. “Varför är amerikanerna så nyfikna på oss?”

https://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/1084264?programid=412

 

DR (Danish Broadcasting Co). 15 April 2018. “Oldnordisk, vikinger og Kierkgegaard. I Californien dyrker de

skandinavisk historie.”

https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/kultur/boeger/oldnordisk-vikinger-og-kierkegaard-i-californien-dyrker-de-skandinavisk

 

Medium.com (Authored). “Inside the World of First-Generation College Students.” 08 Oct 2017.

https://medium.com/@sara_knutson/inside-the-world-of-first-generation-students-1187d4204ceb

Brown Bag Talk Fall 2021

with the Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

"The Coins that Transformed Eurasia: Islamicate Heritage in Itinerant Assemblages"

European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting 2020

Brown Bag Talk Fall 2020

with the Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

2019 Graduate Fellows Video Contest

UC Berkeley

"Ask an Archaeologist" Spring 2020

with the Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

2019 Grad Slam Competition

UC Berkeley Graduate Division