Welcome to the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age
To advance knowledge and understanding of the languages, literatures, history, and visual and material cultures of the Viking Age and its aftermath in the Scandinavian homelands and the Viking diaspora, for both academic and non-academic stakeholders.
The Centre aims to support both individual and collaborative research of a high academic standard, and to maximise interdisciplinary opportunities, through collaborative projects, publications, seminars, conferences, lectures, networks and public engagement activities. The Centre provides for the training of the scholars of the future by offering Masters’ courses and modules, and supervising PhD students.
Please follow the links to the left, or below, for further information. Or follow us on Twitter, @UoNCSVA.
We welcome enquiries from prospective academic collaborators and students, and from anyone with a serious interest in Vikings and the Viking Age.
Judith Jesch (Professor)
Director of the Centre
- Listen Again to Belief on the Battlefield
- A podcast of this year's Fell-Benedikz lecture by Leslie Webster (Belief on the Battlefield: Religion and Politics in the Staffordshire Hoard) is available on our Public Lectures page.
- Call for Papers - Unlocking the Vikings: Norse and Viking Cultures in the 21st Century
- Papers are invited on any aspect of public engagement with Norse and Viking Cultures, and should be disseminated in appealing and accessible forms. Since the conference places emphasis on engagement and accessibility, compelling and interactive papers are actively encouraged. Presentations should not be restricted to academic commentary. We welcome alternative projects including posters, performances and workshops. Do get in touch with any ideas for other activities that might be pursued.Papers should be no more than 20 minutes long and are welcome from members of the public as well as students and full-time researchers.Please send abstracts of 200 words to conference organiser Judith Jesch at email@example.com not later than 1st March 2014.
- Runestone Images and Visual Communication in Viking Age Scandinavia
- Read Marjolein Stern's 2013 doctoral thesis.
- Masters funding as preparation for AHRC PhD studentships
- In order to provide the essential preparation for doctoral-level research and optimum-quality applications for the AHRC-funded PhD studentships within the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, the University of Nottingham Schools of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, English, and Humanities are providing fees-studentships for a variety of masters-level degree programmes.
- Looking forward to 2014
- Some events planned for 2014.
- Tenth Midlands Viking Symposium
- The Universities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester are proud to announce the tenth Midlands Viking Symposium, an event designed to bring together academics and enthusiasts in Viking Studies.
- Languages, Myths and Finds Conference
- 28 - 29/06/2014
- Translating Norse and Viking Cultures for the 21st Century - An AHRC-funded Skills Development Project for research students and ECRs.
- The Viking World 2016
- 27/06/2016 - 02/07/2016
- The Viking World - a major international conference to be held in Nottingham 27 June - 2 July 2016