Postponed: 16th Annual Midlands Viking Symposium

Ground Floor, Muirhead Tower
Saturday 25 April 2020 (10:00-16:00)

Matt Clulee,


Postponement - We have taken the decision to postpone our Annual Midlands Viking Symposium. Further information will be announced here in the forthcoming weeks.

We thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter, and look forward to welcoming you to the Annual Midlands Viking Symposium as and when it is rescheduled.

This annual one-day event will present news of some of the latest discoveries and ideas in Viking research to members of the public. It is organised in collaboration with the universities of Nottingham and Leicester. 


The aim of this year’s programme is to present new research on three distinct regions of the Viking world: Britain, Eastern Europe and the North Atlantic. Confirmed speakers and topics are detailed below, with more to come soon!

Eastern Encounters

  • Monica White, (University of Nottingham) ‘Russo-Byzantine Encounters in the Ninth Century’
  • Agni Papamichael, (University of Birmingham)  ‘Remembering Exotic Deaths? Runestones and travel to the East’ 

Texts in the West

  • Cassidy Croci, (University of Nottingham) ‘Landnámabók(s): Untangling the social and textual networks of Iceland’s Book of Settlements
  • Keith Ruiter, (University of Nottingham) ‘From Outlaws and Transgression to Oaths and Treaties: Navigating the Legal Viking Age’ 

Vikings in Britain

  • Kate Sykes, (University of Birmingham)  ‘Poachers and gamekeepers: English nuns, predatory kings, and convenient Vikings?‘
  • Adam Parsons, ‘New light on the Viking Age in Cumbria: The early medieval cemetery at St Michael's church, Workington‘
  • Symposium Chairs: Christina Lee (University of Nottingham), Chris Callow (University of Birmingham)

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