Call for papers on Viking Age Culture

The Annual IMR Postgraduate Conference at the University of Nottingham in England is calling for papers to be presented at its conference to be held July 5, 2013. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2013

From the conference website:

The Institute for Medieval Research and the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age are currently seeking papers for the annual Postgraduate Conference, taking place on Friday 5th July, 2013, at the University of Nottingham. This interdisciplinary one-day symposium aims to integrate postgraduate research on all aspects of the Viking Age.

The theme of the conference is Reception and Transmission of Viking Age Culture. This encompasses a wide range of topics, which are connected by the idea of the exchange, transmission and transformation of cultural concepts by those within the Viking World, as well as people who are separated from this era either geographically or chronologically.

Suggested topics include, though are not limited to:

  • Cultural influences and borrowings within the Viking World, as reflected in a range of evidence, including surviving archaeological artefacts, place-names, runic inscriptions, sculpture and iconography, historical and literary sources
  • The reception and transmission of Christian ideas and practices; studies in comparative religion
  • Constructing an image of the Viking World on the continent, on the British Isles and in Ireland
  • Reception of the Viking Age culture, from the first written sources to the Old Norse and Viking impact on the culture of the twenty-first century.

Please send abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for a 20-minute paper to imrpostgradconference@gmail.com by 1st April, 2013.

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