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Midlands Viking Symposium

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.

The Midlands Viking Symposium seeks to encourage greater public engagement with the research of the CSVA and to enhance collaboration with the universities of Birmingham and Leicester.

Signpost near Retford, Nottinghamshire © J. Jesch

Aims and Origins

Founded in 2005 by Christina Lee, this is an annual one-day event presenting the latest findings in Viking research to anyone who is interested. It is organised in collaboration with the universities of Birmingham and Leicester and usually takes place on the last Saturday of April.

The Thirteenth Annual Midlands Viking Symposium will take place at the University of Birmingham, on 29th April 2017. Download a programme and registration form or register online.

Previous Midlands Viking Symposia

Information on previous Midlands Viking Symposia (where available) can be found here:

2016 - NottinghamRead an account of the 2016 symposium2015 - LeicesterRead an account of the 2015 symposium2014 - BirminghamRead an account of the 2014 symposium2013 - Nottingham2012 - Leicester2011 - DublinThe Dublin symposium resulted in a book, The Vikings in Ireland and Beyond, ed. Clarke and Johnson (2015)2010 - Nottingham2009 - Birmingham2008 - Nottingham2007 - Leicester2006 - Birmingham2005 - Nottingham


Dr Christina Lee
The University of Nottingham
University Park
t: 0115 846 7194


Collaborative partners

University of BirminghamUniversity of Leicester


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