Tracing Transitions

Tvaerfaglige Vikingasymposier

The 41st Interdisciplinary Viking Symposium

Lund, 28 May 2024

The events and processes that ushered in the Viking Age involved varying degrees of continuity and transformation with the world of the 7th and 8th centuries. Thresholds were crossed, but bridges were also built to connect the new with the old. Recent research in a range of academic fields has greatly expanded our understanding of these shifting worlds, but more discussion between disciplines is needed to deepen our understanding of emerging and enduring cultural phenomena. The 41st Interdisciplinary Viking Symposium will therefore be devoted to the formative transition from Late Germanic Iron Age to the Viking Age. We invite you to explore this transition through themes such as environmental and economic transformation, technological innovation, urbanisation, raiding and territorial expansion, as well as visual culture, ritual practices, and religious ideas.

We are happy to welcome you to Lund, and to announce Lund University for the first time as hosts for the Interdisciplinary Viking Symposium. On this website, you register to the symposium. You also find practical information about the venue, LUX building, as well as the programme for the day (which will be added later in this spring).

A warm welcome once again from the Organisation committee
Fredrik Ekengren, Greer Jarrett, Stella Macheridis, and Andreas Svensson


Registration and Programme

If you want to participate in the symposium, please make sure to register at latest the 17th of May. Admission is free. You register on this web page by clicking on the page "Register" and fill out the questionnaire.

We now have a programme for the day! You can find it on this web page (on the page "Programme")

Call for papers [CLOSED]

Detailed Call for papers can be found here 

Abstracts (500 words) can be submitted until 15 February 2024 to the organisers at Consider 15-25 minutes for presentations, with 3-5 minutes for discussion. Accepted papers will be announced by late-February 2024. Contact fredrik.ekengrenark.luse or stella.macheridisark.luse  if you have further questions.

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