International Vinland-seminar

We are pleased to announce the International Vinland-seminar in Chicago, a three day event dedicated to the Norse discovery of America and Scandinavian Viking Culture, 15th – 17th October 2010.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with an interest in the topic to learn from some of the top researchers in the field from Norway, Iceland, Canada and the US, such as Gisli Sigurdsson (Iceland), Torgrim Titlestad (Norway), Birgitta Wallace (Canada) and more. Seminar patrons will also have the opportunity to meet the Norwegian artist Jarle Rosseland whose Vinland-suite will be exhibited during the seminar.

In addition to a academic symposium held at the beautiful Hamming Hall at North Park University on Chicago´s North Side, there will also be a sight seeing tour to important Scandinavian-American landmarks with special lectures and an opening speech by Gary T. Johnson, president of the Chicago History Museum.

The International Vinland-seminar in Chicago aims to bring together all the Scandinavian communities in Chicago and beyond for a unique celebration of our common heritage.