Monday, October 19, 2015

The Viking World - Diversity and Change

The Viking World - Diversity and Change

27th  June 2016 – 2nd July 2016

University of Nottingham

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

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

    The Danish dynasty


    Far-flung places

    Nature and nurture


    Open theme

Poster presentations are also welcome.

Please send abstracts (no more than 300 words) to Dr Christina Lee by 31st January 2016 (for papers) and
31st March 2016 (for posters).

Centre for the Study of the Viking Age:

Dr Christina Lee
Associate Professor in Viking Studies
School of English
University of Nottingham
0115 8467194

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