Why Vikings? lecture Oct 24th

3 Sep

All are invited to this exciting upcoming talk:

Why Vikings? A lecture by Professor Anders Winroth, Yale University

Thursday October 24, 2013

Location: Lincoln Hall 75

Time: 5:30 – 7:00

Vikings are currently enjoying a “cultural moment” among North American and European audiences, and are being featured in everything from new museum exhibitions to advertizing campaigns to a History Channel series. Why is this?

Anders Winroth is the Forst Family Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at Yale University.  In 2003, he was named a MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Prof. Winroth specializes in medieval European cultural, intellectual, and legal history, especially the history of canon law. His most recent book is entitled The Conversion of Scandinavia: Vikings, Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe (Yale, 2011).

Here’s an interview with Prof Winroth:


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