The Viking Society

Welcome to the website of the Viking Society for Northern Research, the world’s foremost learned society in the field of medieval Scandinavian and Northern studies.

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Viking Society Meeting and Dinner 2017

The next general meeting and dinner of the Viking Society will be on Friday 17 November

The speaker of honour will be Sir David M Wilson

More information to follow

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Summer Meeting

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Society will be held at

The English Faculty Building, Room GR 6/7 (Ground Floor), 9 West Road, Cambridge

On Saturday 8 July 2017 At 3.45 p.m.

Brittany Schorn will speak on ‘Gersum: the Old Norse vocabulary of the Gawain poet reconsidered’

Tea will be served at 3.15 p.m. Members may bring guests

The Council will meet at 2 p.m.

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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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