Centre for the Study of the Viking Age
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Members of the Centre are currently engaged in a number of research projects. Details of a selection of these are provided below. 

For more information on the individual research of CSVA members, please see their research profiles.

Current projects

Current research projects
Project Principal Investigator Awarding body / Award Period
Skaldic Poetry in the Scandinavian Middle Ages Judith Jesch (contributing editor)   ongoing

Past projects

Past research projects
Project Principal Investigator Awarding body / Award Period
Proteins from a Priory Christina Lee Wellcome Prime, £6.1k 01/06/2020 - 28/02/2022
The Saga of the Earls of Orkney Judith Jesch BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant, £5k 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2021
Nettles and Networks: New ways to tackle wound infections Christina Lee

Royal Society/British Academy, £92.4k

01/11/2018 - 30/07/2021

Bringing Vikings Back to the East Midlands Judith Jesch

AHRC Follow-on, £145.8k;

UoN RPA funding, £23.3k

01/02/2017- 31/03/2018;
01/05/2017- 28/02/2018

The Medieval Runic Inscriptions of Bergen, Norway Judith Jesch International Collaboration Fund, £893.8 26/07/2016- 29/07/2016
Languages, Myths and Finds: Translating Norse and Viking Cultures for the 21st Century Judith Jesch AHRC Collaborative Skills Development, £59.5k 2013 - 2014
The Viking Diaspora Judith Jesch AHRC Research Fellowship, £61k 27/01/2013- 26/09/2013
Reading and Interpreting Runic Inscriptions: the theory and method of runology Judith Jesch (with the Centre for Advanced Study, Oslo)   2013 - 2014
Genes of the Gallgoídil: Migration of Irish, Hiberno-Norse and other Gaelic-speaking Populations in the Viking Age Christina Lee AHRC/IRCHSS Networks and Workshops Scheme, £15.7k 01/11/2008- 31/10/2010
Viking Identities Network Jayne Carroll,
Judith Jesch,
Christina Lee
AHRC Diaspora, Migration and Identities Strategic Initiative, £19.9k 01/04/2006- 31/03/2009
Migration and Transcultural Identities in the Viking Age Judith Jesch
Christina Lee
ESF Exploratory Workshop, £7.6k 2006
An English Dictionary of Swedish Runic Inscriptions in the Late Viking Age Judith Jesch British Academy, £13k 2004 - 2005
Ships and their Companies in the Late Viking Age Judith Jesch AHRB Research Leave Scheme, £15k 2000


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Doctoral research

Past and present postgraduate researchers within the CSVA



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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