Centre for the Study of the Viking Age

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'
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.


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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences postgraduate open day

The event will feature information for those interested in both postgraduate taught courses and research, with sessions on funding, skills development and postgraduate support. Book your place online.

Runology Discussion Group 11 December

Runic questions and problems over lunch.

Fell-Benedikz Lecture 29 January 2016

Matthew Townend, University of York, will speak on 'The Glamour of Mirkwood: From Old Norse to Modern Fantasy'

Midlands Viking Symposium


The Viking World 2016 - Diversity and Change

27/06/2016 - 02/07/2016
The Viking World - a major international conference to be held in Nottingham 27 June - 2 July 2016
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Research team


Outreach Officer

PhD students

In the Press

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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