Midlands Viking Symposium - 'Connecting Islands'

Saturday 27th April 2013 (09:30-17:00)
For further information contact csva@nottingham.ac.uk

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.

All Welcome!

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.  

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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