Centre for the Study of the Viking Age

14th Midlands Viking Symposium

Saturday 28th April 2018 (10:00-17:00)
For further information, contact christina.lee@nottingham.ac.uk
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Rounding off a whole series of Viking events at Nottingham in 2017-18, the 14th annual Midlands Viking Symposium will be held here on 28 April 2018, in A48 Sir Clive Granger Building. Please find the event schedule below:

Event schedule

09.00-10.00  Arrival, coffee and registration 
10.00 Professor Dawn Hadley (Sheffield/York): In the footsteps of the Viking Great Army

Dr Marek Jankowiak (University of Birmingham): Were the Scandinavians really slave traders?
Interpreting the dirham hoards from northern Europe

11.00-11.30 Break
11.30 Dr Luke Murphey (University Leicester): Odin, Thor, Frey, and the Viking Pantheon: Who Worshipped Who?
12.00 Jessie Yusek (University of Nottingham): Understanding Gender in Saga Translations
12.30-13.30 Lunch

During lunch participants have a chance to explore Viking replicas made by BlueAxe Productions and view poster presentations. There will  also be a book display.

  Poster presentations
13.30 Dr Richard Bell (University of Nottingham): Wagner and Norse Mythology
14.00 Dr Christina Lee (University of Nottingham): North by Norse: the reception of Old Norse mythology in Germany 1650-1850
15.00-15.30 Coffee
15.30 Joshua Neal (University of Nottingham): 'Northamptonshire is really a border county': a historiographic re-analysis of The Place-Names of Northamptonshire's Scandinavian place-names. 
16.00 Jessica Treacher (University of Nottingham): Viking Horticulture? 'Orchard' place-names in the Danelaw
16.30 Tea and Coffee
17.00 [Provisional] Creative writing workshop: Writing the Vikings (included), followed by wine reception (sponsored by the University Museum)

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