Viking Crime Fiction

Last free seminar of 2012, “Viking Crime Fiction” by Dr Victoria Whitworth, Centre for Nordic Studies at UHI
When Nov 05, 2012 07:30 PM to
Nov 06, 2012 09:30 PM
Where Centre for Nordic Studies at UHI, Kirkwall campus
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VMWhitworth.jpgWe shall be hosting our last free lecture of the 2012 seminar series on Monday 5th in Orkney and Tuesday 6th November in Shetland by Dr Victoria Whitworth FSA, lecturer with the Centre for Nordic Studies at UHI in our Kirkwall campus.

She is the author of Dying and Death in Later Anglo-Saxon England (Woodbridge, 2004/2012), and as V.M. Whitworth, she is also the author of The Bone Thief (Ebury Press, 2012), a thriller set in Viking Age England. The sequel, The Traitors' Pit will appear early in 2013.

thebonethief.pngIn this lecture, Victoria will combine her two spheres of interest to look at the kinds of crimes that interested Viking and Anglo-Saxon audiences, and how their judicial systems worked - very differently from ours.

She will also unpick some of the challenges confronting the modent historical novelist who tries to set detective/crime fiction in a Viking Age culture. More information about Victoria's work can be found at

Both lectures start at 7.30pm, on Monday 5th November it is in the Restaurant of Orkney College, Kirkwall and on Tuesday 6th November it is in the Lecture Theatre of the North Atlantic Fisheries College, Scalloway.  The lectures are entirely free, and are entitled Viking Crime Fiction.