Call for papers: Reception and Transmission of Viking Age Culture (5/7/13, Nottingham)

9/2/13 .-

Annual IMR Postgraduate Conference:
Reception and Transmission of Viking Age Culture
5th July, 2013
University of Nottingham

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
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 by 1st April, 2013.

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