An important outcome of the Languages, Myths and Finds project was the recognition of a previously unknown Scandinavian runic inscription by the Cleveland team. Please visit the Cleveland page to find out more.
Check out this storify about the final conference of the Languages, Myths and Finds project.
As the Languages, Myths and Finds project draws to a close, we gather in Nottingham for the final conference. The booklets produced by the five teams will be launched at this conference, but you can also download them here:
The final conference of the Languages, Myths and Finds Project will take place on 28-29 June 2014 at Cavendish Hall, the University of Nottingham.
The conference will mark the conclusion of the cross-institution AHRC Collaborative Skills Development Programme known as Languages, Myths and Finds. This programme brings together graduate students and full-time researchers from across the UK and Ireland to explore the translation of Norse and Viking cultures into the modern day.
The closing conference in Nottingham seeks to foster a similar sense of communal interaction and will be open to all. The conference itself will be free of charge, however you will need to register for it so we have an idea of numbers. Registration information will be posted here shortly. Delegates who wish to attend both days will have the option of paying £25 for dinner, and/or £45 for bed and breakfast on Saturday the 28th June.
For further details, please go to the Results and Conference page
Unlocking the Vikings: Norse and Viking Cultures in the Twenty-first Century
We are pleased to announce a CALL FOR PAPERS for an interdisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Nottingham on 28-29 June 2014.
The conference will mark the conclusion of the cross-institution AHRC Collaborative Skills Development Programme known as Languages, Myths and Finds. This programme brings together graduate students and full-time researchers from across the UK and Ireland to explore the translation of Norse and Viking cultures into the modern day. Participants will be working with local partners in five communities with Norse heritage: the Isle of Lewis, Cleveland, the Isle of Man, Dublin and Munster (Cork and Waterford). By collaborating with local schools, museums, historical societies and tourist organisations, the scheme aims to inspire greater public engagement with the Viking heritage of various locales.
Participants will also draw on the work of the British Museum and its upcoming ‘Vikings: Life and Legend’ exhibition as part of their engagement with local communities.
The closing conference in Nottingham seeks to foster a similar sense of communal interaction and will be open to all. Papers are invited on any aspect of public engagement with Norse and Viking Cultures, and should be disseminated in appealing and accessible forms. Since the conference places emphasis on engagement and accessibility, compelling and interactive papers are actively encouraged. Presentations should not be restricted to academic commentary. We welcome alternative projects including posters, performances and workshops. Do get in touch with any ideas for other activities that might be pursued.
Papers should be no more than 20 minutes long and are welcome from members of the public as well as students and full-time researchers.
Please send abstracts of 200 words to conference organiser Judith Jesch at email@example.com
Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2014
Main Venue: English Faculty Building, 9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
Monday 6th January: English Faculty Building
2 pm: Welcome / Registration
2.30–3.00 pm: ECR report on Dublin – Rebecca Boyd and Elizabeth Rowe
3.00–3.30 pm: ECR report on Cork – Tom Birkett and Christina Lee
4.00–4.30 pm: ECR report on the Isle of Man – Leszek Gardela and Carolyne Larrington
4.30–5.00 pm: ECR report on the Hebrides – Brittany Schorn and Judy Quinn
5.00–5.30 pm: ECR report on Northeast England – Pragya Vohra and Heather O’Donoghue
5.30–6.0 pm: LMF social media – Erin Goeres
Teams meet separately for dinner
Tuesday 7th January: English Faculty Building
10–11.30 am: Language workshop on runic inscriptions (Prof. Judith Jesch, University of Nottingham)
12–1 pm: Finds lecture on sculpture (Dr Lesley Abrams, Oxford University)
Sandwich Lunch (provided)
2.00–3.30 pm: Language workshop on place-names (Dr Jayne Carroll, University of Nottingham)
4.00–5:00 pm: Language lecture on Celtic languages in Viking Britain (Dr Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, University of Cambridge)
6:30pm: Movie night with pizza for PhD students
Wednesday 8th January: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, FitzWilliam Museum, English Faculty Building
10.00 am–12:45pm:Parallel Find Workshops (Dr Helen Geake and Dr Rory Naismith, University of Cambridge)
Sandwich Lunch in the English Faculty Building (provided)
1.30–3.30 pm: Finds workshop on coins; lecture about the Viking Exhibit (Gareth Williams, British Museum)
4.00–5:30 pm: Myth lecture and workshop (Dr Judy Quinn, University of Cambridge, and Dr Carolyne Larrington, Oxford University)
Workshop Dinner: 7 for 7:30 pm at Newnham College
Thursday 9th January: English Faculty Building
9.30–11.00 am: ECRs meet with their groups to discuss BM visit and field trip arrangements
Coffee (prefaced by closing remarks to the entire group)
11.30 am –1.00 pm: Consultation Sessions (sign-up sheets will be circulated during the week)