Centre for the Study of the Viking Age
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CSVA Mission

Our mission is 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.

We support individual and collaborative research of a high academic standard, and maximise interdisciplinary opportunities through collaborative projects, publications, seminars, conferences, lectures, networks and public engagement activities. The Centre trains scholars of the future by offering a Masters’ course and supervising PhD students.
Spelling out 'runir'

Arts and Humanities PhD studentships for 2017 entry

Deadline for applications: 16 January 2017

Spelling out 'runir' at Maughold on a field trip to the Isle of Man, 2014 © J.J. Gallagher

Current Projects 

Three of our most prominent current projects are:

Information about these projects and others that have received external funding in the past can be found on the Funded Research Archive page.

Public Engagement

The Centre for the Study of the Viking Age places great importance on communicating its expertise in the subject to teachers, museum and heritage professionals, the media, and the interested general public.

Find out more on our Public Engagement page or follow the links below:

Open Educational Resources

Listen to past lectures and explore our audiovisual resources:

News and Events

Keep up to date with all the latest CSVA news and events on our News and Events page.


  • PhD opportunity working with manuscripts and special collections
    New PhD studentship in the Faculty of Arts to study our manuscripts and special collections.
  • AHRC PhD funding application deadline: 16 January 2017
    Applications for Midlands3Cities Doctoral Partnership AHRC funding for commencement of PhD study in 2017 are now open. Choose from three workshops in November to assist with your application.
  • Aya Van Renterghem receives grant from FfWG
  • School of English scores 94% in NSS 2016
    The University of Nottingham's results for the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS) are in. The results are the University's best to date and its strongest year-on-year improvement since the NSS began in 2005. School of English scored 94% for 'overall satisfaction'.
  • Dr Christina Lee awarded Vice Chancellor's Medal
    Congratulations to Dr Christina Lee, who has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Medal in recognition of her pioneering work in developing interdisciplinary research, notably between the arts and the sciences, where she has played a leading role in the development of an international cross-disciplinary network of historians, philologists and microbiologists to investigate the efficacy of medieval remedies in relation to antibiotic resistance.
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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