The Universities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Leicester are proud to announce the ninth Midlands Viking Symposium, an event designed to bring together academics and non-academics interested in Viking Studies working in the Midlands. This year’s Symposium has been linked to an AHRC-funded research training programme on Viking settlement in the North Atlantic islands, and specialists from a variety of disciplines will be giving talks relating to this topic.
Professor Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham): ‘Maeshowe and Poetry’
Dale Kedwards (University of York): ‘Connecting Islands: Early Maps of the North Atlantic’
Dr Matt Townend (University of York): ‘Writing the History of Viking Age Yorkshire’
Emeritus Professor Michael P. Barnes (University College London / Honorary Professor, Centre for the Study of the Viking Age, University of Nottingham: ‘What is Norn?’
Dr Angela Watt (University of the Highlands and Islands): ‘Shaping the silver dragon, forging a dual identity’
Dr Donna Heddle (Centre for Nordic Studies in Orkney and Shetland): ‘The Northern Seas as Cultural Space’
Dr Rory Naismith (University of Cambridge): ‘Treasure Islands: Viking-Age Currency in the North Atlantic’
There will also be an exhibition by the Orkney Viking Heritage Project, which will be introduced by the organisers.
PLEASE NOTE: Registation has been extended until Wednesday 23 April. Please email your registration form to Tracy-Ann.Stead@nottingham.ac.uk and bring payment on the day.
Download a flyer for registration information.