The Universities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester are proud to announce the tenth Midlands Viking Symposium, an event designed to bring together enthusiasts in Viking Studies. Talks will include:
'Sick Vikings' - Dr Christina Lee (University of Nottingham)
How did people respond to illness and how did the sagas represent illness and disease?
‘Did the Vikings sacrifice their slaves?’ - Dr Chris Callow (University of Birmingham)
Have historians and archaeologists made too much (or not enough) of sensationalist reports of Viking cruelty?
‘Resolving Viking Age Repton? New techniques on old bones’ - Cat Jarman (University of Bristol)
Presents the latest news on the scientific analysis of this well-known ‘Viking’ cemetery.
'A glove in hood’s clothing? Hrólfs saga kraka and Beowulf, once more with humour' - Dr Philip Shaw (University of Leicester)
How did heroic traditions get transferred from Anglo-Saxon to Old Norse literary culture?
'Grettir’s Secret Formula’ - Dr Slavica Rankovic (University of Leeds)
Looks at how the Saga of Grettir allows us to understand the saga tradition ‘The Viking Age farm’- Bernadette McCooey (University of Birmingham) How did Viking Age farmers actually manage their farms in Iceland?
The day costs £30 per person; this includes registration, all hand outs, lunch and refreshments.