14 August 2014

Isle of Man - Vikings

I recommend you click on the link following this paragraph of explanation for a fascinating tour of the Isle of Man, specifically that island's ancient history and connection to the Viking Age. The presentations, by several scholars, are contained within the 42-page pdf booklet.
For more on the Vikings, visit my website for information on my Axe of Iron books and their historical fiction treatment of the medieval Greenland Norse assimilation with the natives of Vinland. (ED.)


Languages, Myths and Finds

Translating Norse and Viking Cultures for the Twenty-First Century
The Languages, Myths and Finds project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, ran in the years 2013-14, coinciding with the British Museum’s international exhibition Vikings: Life and Legend. The aim of the project was to encourage conversations between specialist university academics and advanced
research students in Old Norse and Viking Studies, and local communities around Britain and Ireland who were interested in knowing more about their Viking heritage.
The communities chosen for the project were Cleveland, Dublin, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Man and Munster. Five small teams of academics and students were chosen to work with each community by developing and
researching topics most suited to that locality, as identified in dialogue with the community. These booklets are the products of the research done by those teams together with the local partners, especially during field trips to the localities in the spring of 2014.
The full set of five booklets can be viewed on the project website, http://languagesmythsfinds.ac.uk, where there is also further information about the project.

Professor Judith Jesch
Project Coordinator
Centre for the Study of the Viking Age
University of Nottingham

Click link for 42-page booklet:

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