Course starts 24th April 2017


Image from the Museum of London

Ever wanted to learn about the ‘real’ Vikings? Why not take a course this spring at Birkbeck?

This ten-week course, on Monday nights starting 24th April, will introduce you to the archaeology of the Viking Age: who they were, and the reasons for their expansion from the Scandinavian homelands. The course will examine the archaeological legacy of the period AD 800–1100 to look at where the Vikings originated; their religion and ideology; the evidence for increasing settlement complexity – both rural and urban – and the growth of nation states. We will also examine the evidence for their sea-faring prowess and consider Scandinavian expansion overseas: to England, Western Europe, Russia, and across the North Atlantic.