THE THIRTEENTH INTERNATIONAL SAGA CONFERENCE
Durham and York, 6th-12th August, 2006
Major Theme: The Fantastic in Old Norse / Icelandic Literature
Secondary Theme: Sagas and the British Isles, especially Northumbria
Sponsored by: The Viking Society for Northern Research
The British Academy
The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Moscow
Many pre-printed versions of the papers are available for perusal, at the conference's website here: http://www.dur.ac.uk/medieval.www/sagaconf/sagapps.htm
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I'm terribly new with the subject outside of mythology. Can anyone recommend some books on viking history, culture or anything to get a newbie started? I would appreciate it.
Feel free to add any of your favorites to the list too for me to check out!
Also if there are any U.S. universities that you know of with a graduate program with any specialists in viking culture I would adore you if you listed them. I'm only aware of two at the University of Buffalo and CUNY.
The Viking and Anglo-Saxon Landscape and Economy (VASLE) Project
Julian Richards, John Naylor and Caroline Holas-Clark, 2008
The University of York
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I'm trying to find some examples of embellishment on Viking Apron Dresses, especially if there were any embroidery patterns. If you have any - please share with me!
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Viking women Had Sexy Style
Their web site is Jorvik Afloat
I'll let you know more details as I get them, if you're interested. I'll pass on any advice/experience you have.