The Viking World – Diversity and Change

We are pleased to announce this major international conference, to take place at the University of Nottingham 27 June – 2 July 2016.

2016 sees a range of significant anniversaries: not only the millennium of Knut’s accession to the English throne, but also the 950th anniversary of the Norman Conquest, arguably the end of the Viking Age in England, not to mention possibly the 900th anniversary of the martyrdom of St Magnus of Orkney. These are end points of a period of major transformations – from the voyages and settlements of Scandinavians across the North Sea, the Atlantic and the Baltic, to the conversion of the homelands and the rise of medieval kingship. The Centre for the study of the Viking Age will host this conference which aims to capture the diversity of and change in the Viking Age and its aftermath.


Norse rune-stone, Maughold, Isle of Man © S. Storti

 First call for papers

Papers of 20 minutes’ length are invited on the following themes:

  • The Danish dynasty
  • Technologies
  • Far-flung places
  • Nature and nurture
  • Transformations
  • Open theme
Poster presentations are also welcome.
Please send abstracts (no more than 300 words) to Dr Christina Lee ( not later than 31st January 2016 (papers) or 31st March 2016 (posters).

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