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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

Switchboard II - Being Human festival

Switchboard II - Being Human festival
Date
21/11/2017
Description
Enter a phone booth and leave your own answer machine messages, imagining calls yet to be made.

Gallery tour of the exhibition 'Collected Words' - Being Human festival

Gallery tour of the exhibition 'Collected Words' - Being Human festival
Date
20/11/2017
Description
Join one of the curators for a guided tour of the Manuscripts and Special Collections' City of Literature exhibition Collected Words.

Switchboard I

Switchboard I
Date
19/11/2017
Description
Explore the cultural history of the telephone and inspire and support writers of all levels in the production of new creative work

Migration stories – then and now - Being Human festival

Migration stories – then and now - Being Human festival
Date
18/11/2017
Description
Explore and create stories about migrants to the East Midlands from over a thousand years ago.

Images in translation: screen printing workshop - Being Human festival

Images in translation: screen printing workshop - Being Human festival
Date
19/11/2017
Description
This half-day studio workshop gives you a chance to think about what is 'found' in translation, and to turn those ideas into beautiful screen prints! Two separate workshops.

(Re)connecting with nature through the power of wild words - Being Human festival

(Re)connecting with nature through the power of wild words - Being Human festival
Date
18/11/2017
Description
Explore the value of 'wild words', writing and language in a wild setting.

Understanding our multilingual world exhibition - Being Human festival

Understanding our multilingual world exhibition - Being Human festival
Date
18 - 24/11/2017
Description
Taken by members of the public, photographs will display what multilingualism means to different people and their communities.

Being Human festival launch

Date
17/11/2017
Description
The Being Human festival launch event will explore how to lose and find yourself in words and the special power in short stories to capture the imagination of the reader.

Migration Stories - Then and Now

Migration Stories - Then and Now
Date
18/11/2017
Description
Weave together stories of migrants in the Viking Age and now.

Viking Activity Day 13 January

Viking Activity Day 13 January
Date
13/01/2018
Description
Learn about Viking home life with Einar and Thorkatla.
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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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