Centre for the Study of the Viking Age
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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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What’s Happening


  • Troublesome Elements Conference
    The University of Leicester's Medieval Research Centre's 2018 Conference 'Troublesome Elements' is taking place at the George Davies Centre, University of Leicester, on Friday 23 November. The conference focuses on the four elements—earth, water, air, and fire—in the medieval period. Dr Susan Kilby (INS Research Fellow) will be talking about 'Troublesome Earth': Medieval Peasants, Sustainable Farming and Elemental Theory', and Elisabeth Magin (CSVA PhD student) will be giving a paper, 'Taming Fire, Taking Revenge - Medieval Runes and Magic'.
  • MSRG AGM and Winter Seminar 2018
    The 2018 AGM and Winter Seminar of the Medieval Settlement Research Group will take place on Saturday 8 December 2018 at the University of Leicester.This year's Seminar will incorporate two sessions, a morning session with student presentations on landscape and settlement studies in Britain, Ireland and Europe, and an afternoon session on the theme of settlement in the Danelaw. Confirmed speakers for the afternoon session include Prof. Dawn Hadley, Prof. Julian Richards, Prof. David Stocker, Dr Stuart Wrathmell and Dr Rebecca Gregory.
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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