VIKING STUDIES RESEARCH GROUP
Interdisciplinary Investigations in the Viking World
In the tradition of University of York's Centre for Medieval Studies, the strength of the Viking Studies Research Group lies in its multi-disciplinarity. We are a collegiate groups of historians, art historians, archaeologists and literary scholars, and much of our research is interdisciplinary in its approach.
We also host regular talks by scholars from the field of Viking Studies.
TENTS TO TOWNS
Our archaeological evaluation of the site where the Great Army over-wintered in AD 872-3 at Torksey, in Lincolnshire, has demonstrated that further research here has the potential to tell us a huge amount about this critical period, including the composition of the army, what it was doing, and what its legacy was.
This project brings together leading UK and Scandinavian archaeological specialists to undertake a comparative survey of crafted products and workshop assemblages from Viking-period towns in Northern Europe in order to clarify the role of long-distance interactions in early medieval urbanism.
This project will use cutting-edge bioarchaeological and materials-science techniques to undertake the first systematic and interdisciplinary study of the role of food and cooking in forging social relationships in Viking-Age Britain.
THE VIKING AXIS: YORK AND DUBLIN
This project will create an interdisciplinary network of scholars and heritage professionals who share interests in Britain and Ireland's two greatest Viking towns; York and Dublin. It will foster and enhance interdisciplinary, international collaborative research, heritage management practice, public outreach and creative enterprise.