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Forthcoming Conferences

Viking Warriors: Beyond Broad Spears and Bloodshed

Viking Warriors: Beyond Broad Spears and Bloodshed
Date
13/12/2017
Description
Viking warriors - who were they?

Danelaw Saga: Bringing Vikings Back to the East Midlands - Exhibition

Date
15/12/2017 - 08/04/2018
Description
Invade - immigrate - integrate - inspire. 'Danelaw Saga' tells the tale of how the Vikings shaped the East Midlands.

Holme from Home? East Midland Place-Names and the Story of Viking Settlement

Holme from Home? East Midland Place-Names and the Story of Viking Settlement
Date
20/12/2017
Description
What can place-names tell us about Vikings in the East Midlands?

Invasion, Immigration, Integration - or Diaspora?

Invasion, Immigration, Integration - or Diaspora?
Date
05/01/2018
Description
Find out about some new ways of looking at the Viking phenomenon.

Vikings in your Vocabulary

Vikings in your Vocabulary
Date
10/01/2018
Description
Find out how the Vikings influenced the English language.

Viking Activity Day 13 January

Viking Activity Day 13 January
Date
13/01/2018
Description
Learn about Viking home life with Einar and Thorkatla.

Pagans and Christians

Pagans and Christians
Date
24/01/2018
Description
About the interactions of pagan Vikings with the inhabitants of Christian Britain.

Distinctiveness and Assimilation: Re-Discovering Viking Age Stone Sculpture in the East Midlands

Distinctiveness and Assimilation: Re-Discovering Viking Age Stone Sculpture in the East Midlands
Date
07/02/2018
Description
Learn about Viking Age sculpture in the East Midlands.

Viking Activity Day 17 February

Viking Activity Day 17 February
Date
17/02/2018
Description
Find out about beliefs and funerary practices in the Viking Age
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Conferences over the past 12 months

Poetry Reading: John Lucas, Matthew Welton & Andrew Taylor

Date
25/04/2017
Description
?Matt Welton is taking part in the Nottingham Poetry Festival.

Does literature build peace? Literature and UNESCO's mission

Does literature build peace? Literature and UNESCO's mission
Date
17/05/2017
Description
The Centre for Advanced Studies is delighted to welcome Professor Sarah Churchwell to the University of Nottingham to speak on the value of literature to today's society and to reflect on the ambitions of UNESCO 70 years on from when it was first established.

Snotrur - Old Norse Reading Group 14 March

Date
14/03/2017
Description
Old Norse translation with discussion and refreshments.

Poetry Performance Evening: Colin Herd, Iain Morrison, and Vicky Sparrow

Poetry Performance Evening: Colin Herd, Iain Morrison, and Vicky Sparrow
Date
29/03/2017
Description
Poetry Performance Evening run by the Nottingham Poetry Series and hosted by Five Leaves Bookshop in Nottingham city centre. Poetry from Colin Herd, Iain Morrison, and Vicky Sparrow. 29th March 2017, 7pm.

Reading Group Meeting: 'Paean to Place' by Lorine Niedecker

Date
09/03/2017
Description
Reading group meeting for the Nottingham Poetry Series, 9th March 2017, 6pm, Trent A35. 'Paean to Place' by Lorine Niedecker.

CFP - Landscapes of Power: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium on Power and Place

Date
17/04/2017
Description
Call for Papers for Landscapes of Power: An Interdicsciplinary Postgraduate Symposium on Power and Place, organised by the Landscape, Space, Place Research Group.
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Past Conferences

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

2009-10

  • Perceptions of Place: English place-name study and regional variety (23-27 June 2010)
  • Constructing and Transmitting Identities in the Medieval World (6 June 2010)
  • Genes of Gallgoídil: Cross-disciplinary Studies of Migration of Irish, Hiberno-Norse and other Gaelic-speaking populations in the Viking Age (21 June 2010)
  • Robert Southey and Romantic Contexts (14-16 April 2010)

2008-09

2007-08

  • Disease, Disability and Medicine in Early Medieval Europe AD 400-1200 (5-6 July 2008)
  • PGR Work in Progress Symposium (8-9 May 2008)
  • Midlands Viking Symposium (26th April 2008)
  • Robert Southey and the Contexts of Romanticism (17-19 March 2008)
  • Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise IV (10-12 September 2007)

2006-07

  • DH Lawrence International Conference (16-21 August 2007)
  • Literary Geographies: A Multidisciplinary Conference (20-22 July 2007)
  • Disease, Disability and Medicine in Early Medieval Europe, AD 400-1200 (6-7 July 2007)
  • Gender, Material Culture and Identity in the Viking Diaspora (30-31 March 2007)
  • Myth and Cultural Memory in the Viking Diaspora (9-10 January 2007)
  • Rivers of Meaning (2 December 2006)

2005-06

  • Disease and Disability in Northern Europe, 400-1200 (8-9 July 2006)
  • IVACS Conference - Language at the Interface (23-24 June 2006)
  • Midlands Viking Symposium (29 April 2006)
  • Romantic Correspondence(s) (4 November 2005)

2004-05

2003-04

  • Adventures in Hydronomy: Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland Day Conference (15 November 2003)

2002-03

 

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