Children of Ash and Elm: a new look at the Vikings

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The Viking Age, from c.750 to 1050, famously saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples into the wider world, creating a diaspora that ranged from North America to the Asian steppe. But for centuries, the Vikings have largely been seen through the eyes of others (often their victims), or distorted to suit the tastes of later times. In the process, much of the subtlety, the richness and sophistication of their culture has been lost, at the same time as they have been problematically elevated as heroes and role-models. This talk introduces a new book that attempts to tells the story of the Vikings on their own terms, from the inside looking out.

Professor Neil Price is INS Visiting Professor and Distinguished Professor of Archaeology at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. A leading specialist in the Viking Age and the pre-Christian religions of the North, with additional interests in the historical archaeology of the Indo-Pacific region, his researches have taken him to more than 40 countries. He is directing one of Sweden's largest archaeological research projects, The Viking Phenomenon, leading an international team to explore the origins of this critical period in world history.

To join this seminar, click on the link in the adjoining panel, where you will be invited to register.  The link will be live from 13.50pm on that day.

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