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Centre for the Study of the Viking Age
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Norse and Viking Seminar

The CSVA organises occasional seminars and workshops for the presentation and discussion of the latest research in Viking Studies, with both local and guest speakers.

Although the focus is very much on academic research, the seminars are normally open to anyone who is interested. For further information, please contact csva@nottingham.ac.uk

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Memorial to Erik the Red, Narsarsuaq, Greenland © J. Jesch
 
 

2015-16

Monday 7 March 2016 - 5 - 6.30 pm

A35, Trent Building, University Park

Towards the Etymology of the Dnieper Rapids in Constantine Porphyrogenitos' De Administrando Imperio

In conjunction with the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies and the Institute for Name-Studies, we are pleased to invite you to this seminar given by Fjodor Uspenskij of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow. All welcome. Refreshments will be served.

2013-14

Friday 7 February 2014 - 6 -7.30 pm

A48, Clive Granger Building, University Park

Belief on the Battlefield: Religion and Politics in the Staffordshire Hoard - Fell-Benedikz lecture by Leslie Webster (formerly of the British Museum).

The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Monday 24 February 2014 - 5-7 pm

A46, Trent Building, University Park

Håkon Håkonsson: King and Litteratus - Norse and Viking Seminar by Dr Terje Spurkland (Universitetet i Oslo).

Wednesday 5 March 2014 - 2-3.30 pm

A35, Trent Building, University Park

Runology in the Field: Corpus Editions - Norse and Viking Seminar by Professor Michael Barnes (Centre for Advanced Study, Oslo).

2012-13

The following seminars took place in the academic year 2012-13:

Wednesday 17 October 2012, 5-6.30 pm

A46, Trent Building, University Park

Mariner or Merchant, Friend or Foe: What Loanwords Can Tell Us About the Westward Viking Expansion into Gaelic-Speaking Lands - a talk by Dr Rod McDonald (Swansea University).

Wednesday 7 November 2012, 4-5.30 pm

A46, Trent Building, University Park

If Thy Right Eye Offend Thee - a talk on the body-parts of thieves in Old Norse by Dr Ilya Sverdlov (Toronto).

Wednesday 13 February 2013, 2-5 pm

A11, Highfields House, University Park

Island of Stones - a research seminar on the Viking Age rune stones of the Isle of Man with contributions by Michael Barnes (UCL), Terje

2011-12

The following seminars took place in the academic year 2011-12:

Wednesday 26 October 2011, 2-5 pm

A41, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park

The Battle of Brunanburh Revisited - a discussion with:

Paul Cavill (University of Nottingham), Spurkland (Universitetet i Oslo) and Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham).

Michael Wood (broadcaster and historian) and

Alex Woolf (University of St Andrews).

 

Wednesday 8 February 2012, 4-6 pm

B40, Trent Building, University Park

Translating Skaldic Verse - a talk by poet and translator Ian Crockatt (University of Aberdeen), in collaboration with the School's Creative Writing Programme.

 

 

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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

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