The Saga-Steads of Iceland

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in medieval Icelandic literature, Emily Lethbridge, is planning an ambitious and exciting project for 2011: a year-long ’21st-century pilgrimage to the saga-steads of Iceland’. Emily will travel around the country reading each one of the 13th-century Íslendingasögur (the Icelandic family sagas) in the physical landscapes in which they and their 9th-, 10th-, […]

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Dr Rowe on Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 ‘In Our Time’ 9am Thursday, 11 November: Dr Elizabeth Rowe, lecturer in Scandinavian Medieval History, joins Melvyn Bragg and other guests to discuss the Volga Vikings. In the 8th century AD a group of Norsemen travelled through the land now known as Russia into Central Asia and founded settlements there. They penetrated […]

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New Appointment in Modern Irish

Dr Margo Griffin-Wilson has been appointed Teaching Associate in Modern Irish in the Department. A graduate of Harvard University, she was previously a lecturer in Modern Irish at the University of Utrecht. Dr Griffin-Wilson will be teaching all levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. For further information on the classes please contact Dr Margo Griffin-Wilson by […]

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