BBC History Magazine Vikings Day
On the 15 March 2014, Judith Jesch gave a talk on Treasures of the Sword-Trees: Viking Poets and Poetry at the well-attended Vikings Day organised by BBC History Magazine.
The Viking Experience
A new book by CSVA alumna Marjolein Stern and PhD student Ruarigh Dale.
The Viking Experience is a new multimedia book for adults published by Carlton Books on 13 March 2014. Read more about the book on Ruarigh's blog.
Vikings at the British Museum
CSVA members have been heavily involved with the Vikings: Life and Legend exhibition at the British Museum.
The Vikings: Life and Legend exhibition was on at the British Museum from 6 March to 22 June 2014 and proved to be of great interest to the world at large, as well as members of the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age. We are proud to be associated with the exhibition in the following ways:
The Languages, Myths and Finds project, coordinated by the University of Nottingham, and with the participation of Centre members Judith Jesch, Christina Lee, Eleanor Rye and Aya van Renterghem, worked with the British Museum in exploring the translation of Norse and Viking cultures into the present day.
Professor Judith Jesch and Dr Jayne Carroll have both written books associated with the exhibition, on Viking poetry and the Vikings in Britain and Ireland.
Professor Judith Jesch contributed commentaries for the exhibition's audio guide, and contributed both to Vikings Live on 24 April and a panel discussion on 'The Vikings in Britain and Ireland: between culture and memory' on 25 April 2014.
Dr Jayne Carroll also contributed to Vikings Live on 24 April and gave a lecture to the British Museum Members on 2 June.
Aya van Renterghem carved runes in Viking Adventures for schools on 5 June and other dates.
Dr Christina Lee reviewed the exhibition for History Today.
Jewellery produced by Becky Crow for John Quanrud's company Viking Minds on sale in the exhibition shop.
Read more about our involvement in the exhibition in this University press release.
Norse Myths and Legends
PhD student Ruarigh Dale acted as consultant for Anita Garneri’s Norse Myths and Legends published by Raintree (2013) in their series for children All About Myths.
Viking Workshops for Schools
In April/May 2012, MA student Madeline Robinson organised three after-school workshops for Melbury Primary School, Nottingham, and PhD student Ruarigh Dale organised a workshop for Molescroft Primary School, Beverley.
Genes of Gallgoídil
This project (Christina Lee in collaboration with Cathy Swift, Limerick) has now (2011) produced a website on Viking migration for Irish primary schools and a video on Viking settlers in Ireland on YouTube.
Chester Viking Conference
Vikings in Nottinghamshire
Hucknall National School
Nottingham Talent Roadshow
West Lancashire Heritage Association
Judith Jesch gave the first Ruth Vose Memorial Lecture on the subject of 'Speaking Like a Viking: Language and Cultural Interaction in the Irish Sea Region' on 21 January 2009.
Wirral and West Lancashire Genealogical Project
The results of this research carried out by Steve Harding and Judith Jesch with others were presented on 27 November 2007 at the David Lloyd Leisure Centre, Knowsley. See also the book Viking DNA.
Lowdham Book Festival
Judith Jesch gave a talk on 'What did the Vikings ever do for us?' on Saturday 30 June 2007.
New Jorvik Exhibition 'Are you a viking?'
This exhibition, which opened in May 2007, incorporated material written by members of the Centre.
Jorvik Viking Festival
The 2007 festival, in York, featured lectures by John Quanrud and Judith Jesch.
The Nov/Dec 2006 issue of the children's archaeology magazine had a Vikings theme, including an article on 'Viking women' by Judith Jesch.
Scottish Archaeology Month
Judith Jesch gave two lectures on 'Orcadian literature and culture' in Kirkwall on 16/17 September 2006.