The Viking Age as a Foreign Place

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The Viking Age as a Foreign Place. Centre for Viking Age Studies conference. Rather than seeking similarities and trends, this conference will focus on what seems unfamiliar, exotic and even strange in what we perceive as the Viking Age. With this in mind, we will look into the way people interacted with the landscapes in which they lived, how they related to changing environmental preconditions, the way they related to human made objects, and the way narratives of their world were made, used and understood. An additional reception history approach to narratives about the Viking World will enable us better to see how, or if, these narratives influence our perception of the period today.
Period24 Nov 202126 Nov 2021
Event typeConference
LocationOslo, NorwayShow on map


  • Viking Age
  • Archaeology
  • Philology
  • Runology
  • saga literature
  • Linguistic
  • Scandinavian Studies