To begin a three-part examination of the concept of the valkyrie and other powerful female figures in Norse literature, this month we’re delving into medieval Scandinavia and the use of Norse symbols and figures by the alt-right.
Chemistry of bugs trapped in ancient lake sediment shows a warm climate at a key time in Greenland’s history.
What if the Norse religion of the Vikings had overcome Christianity? That is one of the questions Ian Stuart Sharpe explores in his debut novel, The All Father Paradox.
I shall explore in this column is how each writer creates their particular Middle Ages and how that Middle Ages works at story feel.
This month we’re taking a look at the modern cultural phenomena of “superfoods” and the latest Nordic sensation on the market – dried fish!
We propose that the Vikings were responsible for introducing leprosy to Ireland.
The field of human-animal relations is a growing area of research, and with regard to the
Viking Age the majority of this research has concerned the Scandinavian homelands.
For more adventures in weird “Viking” food, this month we’re delving deeper into the history of Viking Age and medieval Scandinavia and their culture of milk-drinking.
Can there be such a thing as ‘Viking Salt’? Beth Rogers, in the first post for her new column on Medieval Food, looks for the answers behind this unusual product and how the Vikings are being associated with healthy eating.
Medieval texts tell of Viking warrior women taking part in battles, but are these stories describing reality or pure fiction? What can archaeology tell us about women in the Viking Age?
Archaeologists using high resolution georadar have found a Viking ship and a large number of burial mounds and longhouses in southeastern Norway.
I will argue that the study of Viking-Age children, though historically stagnant, could be expanded through implementation of theoretical frameworks focused on the influence of both actors and their material culture.
Did the Vikings perceive themselves subject to supernatural monitoring and punishment?
Besides the Slavs, Turkic nomads were the main partners of the Viking Rus’ in the period, testified to by close commercial ties and joint operations in warfare.
Today I’m going to talk about the character of the Scandinavian colonization of Orkney, to a degree in comparative perspective, particularly talking about the Isle of Man and Iceland briefly at the end.
If you could alter history, change one subtle event, what would you pick? For a Viking fan, the answer might be as simple as it is iconic.
In the fall of 2017 a bombshell announcement was made that shook not only the academic world, but the general populace as well.
Vikings never interested French Historians. Pagan, illiterate, barbaric, Germanic, everything was despicable in the eyes of the French Historians of the 19th century.
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When one of Scotland’s most powerful Pictish forts was destroyed by fire in the 10th century – a time when Vikings are known to have been raiding the Moray coastline – it brought to a rapid end a way of life which had endured for centuries.
For women, slaves, or in self-defence – what made the Vikings explode out of Denmark and Norway around the year 800?
If you have ever watched Vikings or other TV shows or films that dwell on similar time periods and regions, chances are that you have seen a lot of characters heavily tattooed on face and body. Is it historically accurate?
Within research history, there have been repeated attempts to establish a connection between the figurative language of skaldic poetry and the pictorial language of animal art.
This article considers the penny’s numismatic and archaeological context, and engages with the debate from a Norwegian perspective.