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Viking Congress 1981 – Isle of Man

Date:

4th – 14th July.

Theme:

The Viking Age in The Isle of Man.

Patron:

His Excellency The Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man Rear-Admiral Sir Nigel Cecil, KBE, CB.

Organising Committee:

Christine Fell, Peter Foote, James Graham-Campbell, Raymond Page, David M. Wilson (Chairman)

Committee of Honour:

William Cain, Her Majesty’s Attorney-General for the Isle of Man; Sir Charles Kerruish, Speaker of the House of Keys; Wing-Commander Roy MacDonald, Chairman of the Isle of Man Harbour Board; H. C. Wilkinson, Chairman of Trustees, The Manx Museum.

Secretaries:

Ulla Corkill, Marjorie Caygill

National Representatives:

Denmark:

Iceland:

Ireland:

Norway:

Sweden:

UnitedKingdom:

Delegates of the Congress:

Isle of Man

Robin N. S. Bigland, St. John’s; Frank Cowin, Castletown; Marshall Cubbon, Douglas; Robert Curphey, Castletown; Larch S. Garrad, Douglas; Ann Harrison, Douglas; Margaret Killip, Douglas; Robert Quayle, Douglas.

Britain

Richard N. Bailey, Newcastle upon Tyne; Michael P. Barnes and Kirsten Barnes, London; Alan L. Binns, Hull; Barbara E. Crawford, St. Andrews; Christine E. Fell, Nottingham; Peter G. Foote, London; James Graham-Campbell, London; Richard Hall, York; John Hunter, Bradford; Sean McGrail, London; John McKinnell, Durham; Sue Margeson, Norwich; Basil R. S. Megaw, Edinburgh; Christopher D. Morris, Durham; Raymond Page, Cambridge; Robert B. K. Stevenson, Edinburgh; Robert L. Thomson, Leeds; Ross Trench-Jellicoe, Lancaster; Dominic Tweddle, York; Leslie E. Webster, London; Kirsten Williams, London; David M. Wilson and Eva Wilson, London

Denmark

Hans Bekker-Nielsen, Odense; Olaf Olsen, Copenhagen; Kirsten Bendixen, Copenhagen; Else Roesdahl, Århus; Gillian Fellows Jensen, Copenhagen; Lene Rold, Århus; Jørgen Højgaard Jørgensen, Odense; Preben Meulengracht Sørensen, Odense; Christen Leif Vebaek, Copenhagen.

Faroes Arne Thorsteinsson and Elisabeth Thorsteinsson, Tórshavn;

Iceland

Bjarni Einarsson and Sigrún Hermannsdóttir, Reykjavík; Gísli Gestsson and Guðrún Sigurðardóttir, Reykjavík; Ólafur Halldórsson and Aðalbjörg V. Karlsdóttir, Hafnarfjörður; Jónas Kristjánsson, Sigríður Kristjánsdóttir and Áslaug Jónasdóttir, Reykjavík; Þór Magnússon and María Heiðdal, Reykjavík; Sveinbjörn Rafnsson, Reykjavík; Jón Steffensen, Reykjavík

Ireland

Bo Almqvist, Dublin; Liam de Paor, Dublin; Maire de Paor, Dublin; Tom Fanning, Galway; Donnchadh Ó Corráin, Cork; Breandán Ó Ríordáin, Dublin

Norway

Per Sveaas Andersen, Oslo; Egil Bakka, Bergen; Charlotte Blindheim, Oslo; Martin Blindheim, Oslo; Reidar Djupedal, Trondheim; Signe Horn Fuglesang, Oslo; Eyvind Fjeld Halvorsen, Oslo; Finn Hødnebø, Oslo; Sigrid H. H. Kaaland, Bergen; Aslak Liestøl and Astrid Liestøl, Oslo; Magne Oftedal, Oslo Kolbjørn Skaare, Oslo; Tor Ulset, Oslo

Sweden

Gösta Berg, Stockholm; Lennart Elmevik, Uppsala; Anna Larsson, Uppsala; Folke Ström and Louise Ström, Göteborg; Börje Tjäder, Uppsala.

Excursions:

Sponsors:

The Isle of Man government; The British Academy; the Dame Bertha Philpotts Memorial Fund, University of Cambridge; the Dorothea Coke Fund, University College London; the Dorothea Coke Publication fund, University of Cambridge.

Notes:

Congress Diary:

Congress Proceedings:

The Viking Age In The Isle of Man. Select papers from The Ninth Viking Congress, Isle of Man, 4-14 July 1981, edited by Christine Fell, Peter Foote, James Graham-Campbell, Robert Thomson. Viking Society For Northern Research University College London. 1983.

Contents:

MARSHALL CUBBON. The archaeology of the Vikings in the Isle of Man.13
THOMAS FANNING. The Hiberno-Norse pins from the Isle of Man.27
GILLIAN FELLOWS-JENSEN.Scandinavian settlement in the Isle of Manand Northwest England: the place-name evidence. 37
JAMES GRAHAM-CAMPBELL. The Viking-Age silver hoards of the Isle of Man.53
MARGARET KILLIP.Two aspects of Manx traditional life.81
ASLAK LIESTØL.An Iona rune stone and the world of Man and the Isles.85
SUE MARGESON.On the iconography of the Manx crosses.95
CHRISTOPHER D. MORRIS. The survey and excavations at Keeill Vael,Druidale, in their context. 107
R. I. PAGE. The Manx rune-stones.133
PER SVEAAS ANDERSEN. To what extent did tbe balley/balla (baile) namesin the Isle of Man supplant place-names of Norse origin? 147
R. L. THOMSON. The continuity of Manx.169
DAVID M. WILSON.The art of the Manx crosses of the Viking Age.175