Updated Timetable (all congress sessions now at Liverpool University, 23-29 July 2022)
|Saturday 23 July 2022||10am-1pm Arrival in Liverpool
1-2pm open buffet lunch
|4.30 – 5.30pm|
Session 2: 3 papers
welcome reception with light food;
public lecture, Mark Redknap at VGM
|Total papers per day
|Sunday 24, 9-11am|
Session 3: 5 papers
Session 4: 4 papers
Session 5: 5 papers
Session 6: 4 papers
|Museum of Liverpool reception (Pier Head)||18|
|Monday 25||All day fieldtrip to North Wales||N Wales||N Wales||John Hines Bangor meal||0|
|Tuesday 26, 9-11am|
Session: 7a: 5 papers
Session: 7b: 5 papers
|11.30am – 1pm|
Session 8: 4 papers
Session 9: 5 papers
Session 10: 4 papers
|7.00 pm public lecture by Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and reception at Liverpool University||23|
|Wednesday 27, 9-11am|
Session 11a: 5 papers
Session 11b: 5 papers
|11.30am – 1pm|
Session 12: 4 papers
|Packed Lunch, trip to Chester/Wirral||Chester/ Wirral, light tea at West Kirby||Open evening||14|
|Thursday 28, 9-11am,:|
Session 13: 5 papers
Session 14: 4 papers
Session 15: 5 papers
|7.30 Congress dinner at Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool||14|
|Friday 29, 9-11am|
Session 16: 5 papers
Session 17: roundup
|Depart for tour/ Departure/ end of main congress||(see Fiona Edmonds’s outline for tour itinerary)||7|
TIMETABLE OF SPOKEN PAPERS
Saturday 23 July
Session 1 (4 papers) – Essence of Viking (Chair David Griffiths)
Scandinavian England, not just the Northwest.
Disentangling the Viking ship.
Oseberg: crafting communities and expressive objects.
A matter of competitive control: Warfighting skillsets in the Viking armies of western Europe.
Session 2 (3) – Changing perceptions (Chair Clare Downham)
The Viking Age from a bioarchaeological perspective, what have we learnt?
“Enterprising ladies”, Women travellers and the Saga steads of Iceland.
Gender mainstreaming in the Viking Age.
Sunday 24 July
Session 3 (5) – Irish Sea connections 1 (Chair Nancy Edwards)
The Viking Age in the Overkingdom of Ulaid.
Poetry and taxes – Welsh responses to Viking attacks in the late tenth century.
Um Írlandshaf: Presentations of the Irish Sea in the Long Viking Age.
The Last Viking Down, Magnús Berfœtr and his legacy among the great-grandchildren in Iceland.
The York Dublin axis networking project, a preliminary report.
Session 4 (4) – Material and artistic cultures (Chair James Graham-Campbell)
The Pyre or the Power, a discussion of Suttee and the social status of widows.
Excavations of furnished burials at Carlisle, Cumwhitton and Workington and their contribution to our understanding of Viking-age Cumbria.
The Shrine of St Patrick’s bell and the origins of the Hiberno-Urnes style.
Warrior Saints? Two unusual brooches from the late Viking Age Denmark.
Session 5 (5) – Town life (Chair Stephen Harrison)
Dwellings and Communities in 8-9th century Ribe.
Ribe and the Making of the Viking Age, the evolving networks of a northern emporium.
Birka’s town Rampart Stadsvallen and the end of the Viking Town.
All roads lead to Hedeby – communication routes, local markets and mercantile interaction in the hinterland of a trading town.
Cultural Diversity in Life and Death: town dwellers and urban communities in Late Viking Age Sigtuna, Sweden.
Session 6 (4) – Denmark (Chair TBC)
Glass vessels from 8-9th century Ribe: shapes, decorations and types.
Horses and horsemanship, a visual statement of power.
Nybro Bridge , a road connection in the southwest part of Jutland.
The ring fortress Nonnebakken and power structures in Viking Age North-eastern Funen.
(Mon 25 July – All day field trip to N Wales)
Tuesday 26 July
Session 7a (5) Viking Scotland and its context (Chair David Griffiths)
Revisiting the earliest Viking settlements on Orkney.
The fat of the land and the riches of the sea: the power politics of agricultural and marine resource exploitation in Viking and Late Norse Scotland.
Making a living in Viking soils: the use of internal space through geochemical analysis.
Living Outside the Viking World? Identifying Scandinavian activity in central and southern Scotland.
Viking Wealth in Irish Sea region, new evidence from lead isotope analysis.
Session 7b (5) – Coins and their power (Chair Mark Redknap)
Standardisation in the Viking Age, perceptions of power, value and monetary formats.
Who struck coins in Lund in the 11th century?
The Damhus Hoard, near Ribe, new insight into early monetarism in 8-9th century Denmark.
Hoarded Die identical coins reveal network dynamics in non-urbanised Viking society in Bornholm, Denmark.
Moneyers make the world go round: Anglo-Scandinavian coins as traces of Viking networks, resources and individuals.
Session 8 (4) – Wealth, places and people (Chair Lesley Abrams)
Silver and social change in the Viking Age.
Something borrowed, something new – a re-evaluation of the value of place-names as indicators of Viking-Age market sites.
All the Bandits of Normandy: Wealth, Vikings, and the Economic Rationality of Rollo’s Career.
Invisible cargoes, invisible markets: comparative perspectives on slave trafficking and sale in the Viking world.
Session 9 (5) – Identity, belief and otherness (Chair Cat Jarman)
Re-writing the history of the Varangians.
A Varangian in Kiev, reflections on Identity in the eastern Viking world.
Migrant identities, mortuary citations, and power in Scandinavian Scotland.
‘The Body Legal’: marking political and social identity along the Norðvegr.
Public and Private expression of Religious syncretism in Viking-Age Scandinavian Art.
Session 10 (4) – Burial cultures (Chair Neil Price)
The Gjellestad ship burial: a royal burial site and its surroundings.
Insular feasting and dining equipment in Viking graves.
Performed identities: approaching political topographies using burial data.
Reading new social contexts for Viking-Age atypical burials.
Wednesday 27 July
Session 11a (5) – Camps and towns (Chair Charlotte Hedenstjerna-Jonson)
De-bunking the D-shaped enclosure: The Search for Winter Camps of the Viking Great Army.
A place of contact and contradiction: the social-constructed space(s) of Viking encampment.
Tents to Towns: Torksey after the Vikings.
Apart from or A Part of? Considering local contexts for Ireland’s Viking Age Towns.
Comprehensive non-invasive archaeological exploration and mapping of the Swedish Viking settlement and UNESCO World Heritage site Birka and Hovgården.
Session 11b (3) – North Atlantic and Scandinavia (Chair Kevin Edwards)
The Viking age walls of Iceland.
Paving the way: Daniel Bruun and Norse building customs in the North Atlantic Arena.
The dynastic background of King Harald Halfdanarson of Nóregr.
Session 12 (4) –Wealth, hoards and precious metals (Chair Jane Kershaw)
Wealth on the Isle of Man early tenth century.
Wealth in Viking-Age Man after c.950: a ‘triskele’ of new hoards with Manx connections from around the Irish Sea area.
Gold in Viking Age Ireland: display and economy.
Viking Hoards in Northern Sweden: their find places, content and origin.
(Wed 27 afternoon – Field visits, Chester and Wirral)
Thursday 28 July
Session 13 (5) – Writing, words and names (Chair Judith Jesch)
The End of an Age: Vernacular Sunday Letters and Viking Raids in England and Ireland.
Austrfaravíssur and religious contacts in conversion period Scandinavia.
Saints revisited: English and Irish Saints in Icelandic manuscripts.
The Origin of the Staveless runes.
Personal names of proto-Norse origin on the island of Gotland: how long do they remain in use during the Middle Ages?
Session 14 (4) – places and names in Northern England (Chair Fiona Edmonds)
Linguistic identities in Anglo-Scandinavian England, revisiting the place-name evidence.
Huts or halls? The landscape of skáli sites in North-West England.
The Scandinavians in Cumberland: elite takeover, mass migration, or something else?
Session 15 (5) – North Atlantic 2 (Chair Orri Vésteinsson)
Sandur Archaeology, the Faroe Islands: The church site and the buried archaeological environment.
Is there a palynological expression of shieling use/transhumance in the North Atlantic?
Norse impacts on vegetation at the margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Objects of adaptation: the role of play objects in adaptation to environmental change in the North Atlantic Islands.
The earliest rotary quernstones in Iceland: The gradual merging of original local manufacture with later Norwegian imports.
Congress council meeting 4.30-6pm, Thursday. No papers at this time.
Friday 29 July
Session 16 (5) – Irish Sea connections 2 (Chair Nancy Edwards)
Between pagan Scandinavia and the Christian occident, tracing bicultural Viking-Age imagery in the Irish Sea region.
Insular harness mounts in Norway, Denmark and England: New perspectives on cultural integration and networks across the North Sea.
A 12th century graffito from the Coombe, Dublin.
Late and early post-Viking Age insular dress pins, a reassessment. (to be given online)
Session 17 (2) – final session (Chair Clare Downham)
Interview with Cat Jarman (in person and online)
Departure for those not on study tour.
Friday 29 July
After lunch, study tour begins (for those taking part, see separate documentation).