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Roderick Dale

Cultural Engagement Fellow, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne with a BA(Hons) in Scandinavian Studies (Norwegian) in 1985 before beginning a career as an archaeologist. While working as an archaeologist I completed an MA in Viking and Anglo-Saxon Studies (2001) and a PhD in Viking Studies (2014) at the University of Nottingham. My doctoral thesis, entitled Berserkir: A re-examination of the phenomenon in literature and life, reassessed research into Viking berserkir and studied how that research had been shaped by modern, popular culture depictions of berserkir. While at Nottingham I taught Old English in the 'Beginnings of English' and 'Medieval Englishes' modules. From 2016-17 I worked at University College Cork as post-doctoral researcher on The World-Tree Project (www.worldtreeproject.org), a large-scale community collection database in the field of Old Norse-Icelandic and Viking Studies, funded by an IRC 'New-Horizons' Starter Grant. I joined the University of Nottingham in February 2017 as Cultural Engagement Fellow for the Bringing Vikings back to the East Midlands project.

Expertise Summary

Old Norse language and literature, interdisciplinary Viking studies, reception of the Vikings in popular culture, public engagement.

Recent Publications

  • STERN, M and DALE, R, 2014. The Viking Experience London : Carlton Books.
  • STERN, M and DALE, R, 2014. The Viking Experience London : Carlton Books.

Centre for the Study of the Viking Age

Trent Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park

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email: csva@nottingham.ac.uk