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Viking Society Student Conference 2018

Vikings: A Grand Day Out – Viking Society Student Conference – Saturday the 17th February at the University of Nottingham

This year’s Viking Society Student Conference will focus on two exhibitions currently on at the University of Nottingham: Viking: Rediscover the Legend and Danelaw Saga: Bringing Vikings Back to the East Midlands. As well as papers by speakers including Lesley Abrams, Carolyne Larrington, Helen Leslie-Jacobsen and Brittany Schorn, there will be guided tours of the exhibitions, and creative writing workshops with James Aitcheson.

The conference is primarily aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students of Old Norse and Viking Studies, but others are welcome, subject to availability.

You can download a copy of the programme here: The cost will be £15 and a link for online registration will be available on this page very soon.


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Viking Society – Spring Meeting

will be held
in the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
(UCL Main Building – Wilkins Building)
Friday 2 March 2018
at 5 p.m.
Alaric Hall, University of Leeds, will speak on
‘Útrásarvíkingar! Icelandic medievalism in the wake of the Crash’
Tea will be served at 4.15 p.m. in the Darwin Building B15
Members may bring guests
The Council will meet at 3.00 p.m. in the Darwin Building B15
(The Darwin Building is on Gower Street:
B15 is in the basement. Pass through barrier and take stairs to the basement. Turn right and go through the double doors. The lecture theatre is on your left.)

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Peter Foote Memorial Bursary

Details of the Bursary for 2017-18 have been updated. Applications are due by 3 April 2017. For full details see the Peter Foote Memorial Bursary page.

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New Subscription Rates

Members and prospective members are reminded that subscriptions, which are due for renewal on 1 October every year, have risen slightly in price: Ordinary membership now costs £25.00 and Student Membership is £12.00 per annum. This change applies to new subscriptions as well as renewals. See the membership page for information about how to join or renew your subscription.

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Publications: recent reprints

The Society has recently reprinted two older publications:
Historia NorwegiaeA History of Norway and the Passion and Miracles of the Blessed Óláfr. Translated by D. Kunin. Edited with introduction and notes by C. Phelpstead.Text Series XIII. 2001. ISBN 978 0 903521 48 2. £5/£10.


Hávamál. Edited by D. A. H. Evans. With Glossary and Index compiled by Anthony Faulkes. Text Series VII. 1986,1987 repr. 2017. ISBN 978 0 903521 95 6. £6/12. (The Glossary was previously sold as a separate volume, but is now incorporated in the same volume as the text.)


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New Support Fund Application Procedures

The Society’s Support Fund, which helps members with research and travel costs, continues to welcome applications. The procedures for applying have changed slightly, however. Please see the Support Fund page for details.

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