Centre for the Study of the Viking Age
CSVA

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.

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About us

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Research projects

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Publications

 
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Public engagement

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Events

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Resources

 

Events

Impact of the coronavirus on events

As you'll appreciate many events are currently disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. We expect opportunities to run as usual from the academic year 2021/22, although this cannot be guaranteed.

  • Master's Information Event
    Date
    16/03/2024
    Description
    Join Dr Christina Lee (Director of PGT) and other members of the school to learn about life as a School of English Master's student, and to get info about our courses. A free lunch will be provided, please let us know of any dietary requirements when signing up.
  • Viking Society Student Conference 2024
    Date
    27/04/2024
    Description
    The Viking Society Student Conference will be held at the University of Nottingham on Thursday 27 April 2024.
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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