The Universities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Leicester are proud to announce the Twelfth Midlands Viking Symposium which will take place on Saturday 23 April 2016 between 10:00am and 5:00 pm in Highfield House on the University Park Campus of the University of Nottingham., The event is designed to bring together academics and non-academics interested in Viking Studies working in the Midlands. Talks will be given by specialists from a variety of disciplines whose work contributes to research in Viking Studies in Scandinavia, the British Isles and further afield.
Ryder Patzuk-Russell (Birmingham) Breta sögur: Translating the Mythic Past of Britain in Medieval Iceland
Stephen Harding (Nottingham) Can Crabs Save the Oseberg Ship and its Artefacts?
Jane Evans (Keyworth) Isotope Evidence that Viking Age Men, Found in a British Mass-execution Pit, Originated from the Area of Modern Poland
Rebecca Gregory (Nottingham) Ings, Wongs, Becks and Holmes: Echoes of Scandinavia in Nottinghamshire’s Minor Place-Names
Lesley Abrams (Oxford) Scratby, Scrottivilla, and the Study of Place-Names Across the Scandinavian Diaspora
Richard Jones (Leicester) Vikings in the Cotentin Peninsula, Normandy: New Insights from DNA
Wendy Scott (Leicester) Spotlight on the Viking-period PAS Finds from the East Midlands
Gareth Dean (Nottingham) Christianity and Sacred Space in Viking Age York
During lunch, Adam Parsons (Bernicia Crafts), archaeologist and early medieval finds specialist, and also a living history and experimental archaeology enthusiast, will present a display of replica artefacts. He and his wife Emma will be available for discussion about how they were made and used, and how reconstruction can feed back into analysis and research of the objects and crafts and trades of the period. There will also be a poster display and a book stall.
The event will cost £30 per person (£20 for students/unwaged) which includes registration, all handouts, lunch, coffee and tea. Please register by 19 April 2016
Register online at www.nottingham.ac.uk/csva If you are unable to register online or require further information, please contact Mrs Tracy Stead (tel. 0115 951 5906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org