Icelandic ‘Viking’ Nicknames – My First Conference Paper

This year I was fortunate enough to give a presentation at The Háskóli Íslands Student Conference on the Medieval North, a wonderful conference for graduate students to share their early research across literature, history and archaeology. Sadly, with Covid, this took place in the slightly dingy confines of my room rather than Reykjavik, but it … Continue reading Icelandic ‘Viking’ Nicknames – My First Conference Paper

Resources for Early Medieval Language Learning

A historian of the early medieval period needs to wear many hats, and an understanding of contemporary languages is crucial. Many primary sources haven't been translated to modern English and, where they have, questions of variable translation underly questions of interpretation. However, getting started in these language can be a tough task. I'm not a … Continue reading Resources for Early Medieval Language Learning

The Viking World – Artefact Database

The Swedish History Museum in Stockholm hosts the world's largest collection of Viking artefacts, which tell an impressive story of life, religion, and death in Viking-era Scandinavia. This has recently been digitized into an impressive free online collection that can be browsed on their website here. Each item is provided with an impressive amount of … Continue reading The Viking World – Artefact Database