Presented by Dr Gareth Williams who is a curator at the British Museum and is a specialist on Viking coins and exchange systems, and on Viking warfare and military organisation.
He also curated the recent ‘Vikings: life and Legend’ exhibition at the British Museum. This lecture presents an overview of some of his current research projects, and explores the challenge of trying to balance highly specialised academic research with presenting the broader subject of the Vikings to the general public.
The lecture will include discussion of the recent BP Exhibition ‘Vikings: life and legend’ at the British Museum, the cinema presentation ‘Vikings Live from the British Museum’ and the forthcoming exhibition ‘Viking Voyagers’ at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.
Following the talk there will be the opportunity to handle material from the University Museums collections.
Archaeology NOW is a series of FREE talks and handling sessions that focuses on current archaeological work.
These talks allow professional archaeologists, related specialists and community groups to share their exciting work with us as it is happening and include regional, national and international projects
All talks are at 1pm in the Djanogly Theatre, please book your place in advance at the Box Office on 0115 846 7777.