Saturday, October 20, 2007

Landscapes of Defence in the Viking Age

Warfare and power play an important role in the formation of
institutions and their manifestation in material culture. The
conference aims to bring together experts from various disciplines to
discuss key issues in the defence of territories during the period of
Viking incursions of the later eighth to eleventh centuries.
Important themes to be addressed include the landscape context of
civil defence structures, communication and logistics, and the social
and political impact of military organisation, in England and in

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Nicholas Brooks, Barbara Yorke, Richard
Abels, Andrew Reynolds, Stuart Brookes, John Baker, Gareth Williams,
Dorn van Dommelen, Peter Ettel, Dries Tys, Johnny De Meulemeester,
Stefan Brink, Julio Escalona, Juan Antonio Quiros Castillo, Lena
Holmquist-Olausson, Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, David Hill.

The conference will take place on 9th and 10th November at the
Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Full details, including the programme
and registration details, are available at
For further enquiries, please contact Dr John Baker, Institute of
Name Studies, School of English Studies, University of Nottingham,
University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD or email

-- Dr Stuart Brookes
UCL Institute of Archaeology
31-4 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PY
Tel: 020 7679 4723

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