The CSVA takes very seriously its responsibility to make scholarly research in Viking Studies accessible to all. It is our experience that there is great public interest in Vikings and the Viking Age. We are delighted to engage with all interested parties, through workshops for schools, an annual symposium open to all, and our new virtual museum focusing on Vikings in the East Midlands.
In 2005, Dr Christina Lee founded the Midlands Viking Symposium in collaboration with the Universities of Birmingham and Leicester. At this annual event, both established and up-and-coming scholars engage with the wider public on current themes in Viking research.
We are committed to informing and explaining Vikings and the Viking Age. The CSVA fosters critical approaches to evidence and representation, presenting a greater variety of images of the Viking Age and its aftermath, and sharing scholarly thought-processes with the general public.
Engaging with wider society needs to start with its youngest members, and our Vikings for Schools project has been going since 2010.
Members of the Centre regularly address audiences in a wide variety of historical and heritage organisations and are always willing to consider invitations to speak. More recently, we have become increasingly involved in various forms of digital engagement, and some examples are listed below.
You can find out more about past events organised by the CSVA and its members in our events archive.
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