Centre for the Study of the Viking Age
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CSVA Mission

The Centre advances knowledge and understanding of the languages, literatures, history, and material and visual cultures of the Viking Age and its aftermath, in both Scandinavia and the Viking diaspora, for the benefit of academics, students and the general public.

Public engagement and knowledge exchange with non-academic audiences are important to us, and are based on the high-quality individual and collaborative research carried out by our members. We participate in collaborative projects, publications, conferences, seminars and networks with other academics across Britain and the world, and we train the scholars of the future by offering a Master's course and supervising PhD students.
Spelling out 'runir'
Spelling out 'runir' at Maughold on a field trip to the Isle of Man, 2014 © J.J. Gallagher

What’s Happening


  • Viking: Rediscover the Legend
    25/11/2017 - 04/03/2018
    Touring exhibition from the British Museum and York Museums Trust on the Viking impact on Britain.
  • Viking Activity Day 25 November
    Viking crafts and activities.
  • Norse and Viking Seminar - Runestones American Style
    Find out about the writing of runes and the making of runestones in North America.
  • Postgraduate open day 2017
    Find out more about our courses, meet staff and students, look at funding options, tour our fantastic facilities and campus!
  • Cameron Lecture 2017
    The Cameron Lecture 2017 will take place from 18.00–20.00 on 1 December at the University of Nottingham. This year's lecture celebrates 50 years of the English Place-Name Society in Nottingham.
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  • James Aitcheson receives CSVA scholarship
    ?Congratulations to James Aitcheson who has been awarded the CSVA scholarship for his doctoral research which begins next academic year.
  • Jess Treacher receives INS studentship
    Congratulations to Jess Treacher, who has been awarded the INS studentship for the duration of her PhD research which begins next academic year.
  • Josh Neal receives AHRC Midlands3Cities PhD funding
    ?Congratulations to Josh Neal, who will be beginning a PhD project next academic year funded by the AHRC Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership.
  • #ShowOff17: The English Showcase in Highlights
    Take a look at all the best moments of this year's (2017) student English Showcase. A huge well done to everybody who took part! #ShowOff17
  • Highlights: PGR Symposium 2017
    On Thursday 11th May, some of our PhD students took up the opportunity to present their research to fellow colleagues and academics. Visit our media gallery to see how the day went. Well done to all our research students who took part and presented at the PGR Symposium!
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Centre for the Study of the Viking Age

Trent Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5900
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5924
email: csva@nottingham.ac.uk