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Forthcoming Conferences

Danelaw Saga: Bringing Vikings Back to the East Midlands - Exhibition

Date
15/12/2017 - 08/04/2018
Description
Invade - immigrate - integrate - inspire. 'Danelaw Saga' tells the tale of how the Vikings shaped the East Midlands.

Pagans and Christians

Pagans and Christians
Date
24/01/2018
Description
About the interactions of pagan Vikings with the inhabitants of Christian Britain.

Distinctiveness and Assimilation: Re-Discovering Viking Age Stone Sculpture in the East Midlands

Distinctiveness and Assimilation: Re-Discovering Viking Age Stone Sculpture in the East Midlands
Date
07/02/2018
Description
Learn about Viking Age sculpture in the East Midlands.

Vikings: A Grand Day Out (Viking Society Student Conference)

Date
17/02/2018
Description
Viking Society conference for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Old Norse and Viking Studies

Viking Activity Day 17 February

Viking Activity Day 17 February
Date
17/02/2018
Description
Find out about beliefs and funerary practices in the Viking Age

From Poetry to Reality: The Gold-Trimmed Sword Hilt in the Bedale Hoard

From Poetry to Reality: The Gold-Trimmed Sword Hilt in the Bedale Hoard
Date
21/02/2018
Description
Learn about the Viking Age sword hilt in the Bedale Hoard.

Repton and the Legacy of the Great Viking Army

Repton and the Legacy of the Great Viking Army
Date
28/02/2018
Description
Learn about the latest results from excavations at the Viking site in Repton, Derbyshire.
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Conferences over the past 12 months

Nottingham Poetry Series

Date
30/11/2017 - 09/12/2017
Description
Nottingham Poetry Series continues with three upcoming events

Being Human - a panel discussion

Being Human - a panel discussion
Date
07/11/2017
Description
Do you know what it means to be human?

Lunchtime Talk by Local Author and Honorary Assistant Professor, Alison Moore: Location and Landscape

Lunchtime Talk by Local Author and Honorary Assistant Professor, Alison Moore: Location and Landscape
Date
26/10/2017
Description
A lunchtime talk for the Collected Words exhibition.Man Booker Prize shortlisted writer of fiction, Alison Moore, will be exploring the influence of location and landscape in her novels, including a work in progress. She will be looking at inspiration, research and the fictionalisation of settings including the English Midlands, the Scottish Borders, the Rhineland and the seaside.

Finding meaning in language - Being Human festival

Finding meaning in language - Being Human festival
Date
25/11/2017
Description
Creative writing workshops that explore languages and what it means to be multilingual.

Lost authors: Geoffrey Trease. Being Human festival

Lost authors: Geoffrey Trease. Being Human festival
Date
24/11/2017
Description
This workshop will re-exam the impact of Trease and explore literature and its place in Nottingham's local history and culture.

Switchboard III - Being Human festival

Switchboard III - Being Human festival
Date
23/11/2017
Description
A live literature event exploring the legacy of the telephone and sharing new and published writing by emerging and established voices.

Losing yourself in a book – the 'Boots Booklovers Library'. Being Human festival

Losing yourself in a book – the 'Boots Booklovers Library'. Being Human festival
Date
22/11/2017
Description
This talk will remember the style and elegance of the libraries which were show pieces of contemporary interior design and most importantly the stories of the librarians who worked there.

Your first digital story - Being Human festival

Date
14/11/2017
Description
Create your own story and then be shown how you can publish it to the web.

Opening up the archives of manuscripts and special collections - Being Human festival

Date
14/11/2017
Description
Join a behind-the-scenes tour of the archives and view some of the treasures from the literary collections.

The rise, fall and revival of the modern bookshop - Being Human festival

The rise, fall and revival of the modern bookshop - Being Human festival
Date
21/11/2017
Description
Explore how independent bookshops have been important institutions in the development of modern literature and culture.
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Past Conferences

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

2009-10

  • Perceptions of Place: English place-name study and regional variety (23-27 June 2010)
  • Constructing and Transmitting Identities in the Medieval World (6 June 2010)
  • Genes of Gallgoídil: Cross-disciplinary Studies of Migration of Irish, Hiberno-Norse and other Gaelic-speaking populations in the Viking Age (21 June 2010)
  • Robert Southey and Romantic Contexts (14-16 April 2010)

2008-09

2007-08

  • Disease, Disability and Medicine in Early Medieval Europe AD 400-1200 (5-6 July 2008)
  • PGR Work in Progress Symposium (8-9 May 2008)
  • Midlands Viking Symposium (26th April 2008)
  • Robert Southey and the Contexts of Romanticism (17-19 March 2008)
  • Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise IV (10-12 September 2007)

2006-07

  • DH Lawrence International Conference (16-21 August 2007)
  • Literary Geographies: A Multidisciplinary Conference (20-22 July 2007)
  • Disease, Disability and Medicine in Early Medieval Europe, AD 400-1200 (6-7 July 2007)
  • Gender, Material Culture and Identity in the Viking Diaspora (30-31 March 2007)
  • Myth and Cultural Memory in the Viking Diaspora (9-10 January 2007)
  • Rivers of Meaning (2 December 2006)

2005-06

  • Disease and Disability in Northern Europe, 400-1200 (8-9 July 2006)
  • IVACS Conference - Language at the Interface (23-24 June 2006)
  • Midlands Viking Symposium (29 April 2006)
  • Romantic Correspondence(s) (4 November 2005)

2004-05

2003-04

  • Adventures in Hydronomy: Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland Day Conference (15 November 2003)

2002-03

 

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