The Viking World 2016 – Diversity and Change

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Date / time: 25 June - 2 July, All day

University of Nottingham

The Viking World 2016 - 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.