Dublin City Council, Dublinia, the National Museum of Ireland, the National University of Ireland, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dublin and Dublin Festival of History are pleased to present a seminar to celebrate Ireland and Norway’s shared Viking heritage.
The seminar will explore historical, archaeological and literary connections between Ireland and Norway, and will focus on ruling dynasties and urbanisation in the Viking Age.
9am Registration followed by opening address at 9.30
9.45am The kings of Dublin in the ninth and tenth centuries, Clare Downham, University of Liverpool
10.15am Westward to Ireland and back: Irish imports and political transformations in SW Norway Håkon Reiersen, University of Stavanger
10.45am Coffee/Tea break
11.15am Unn Pedersen, University of Oslo
11.45am The Irish connection: Viking Period Female Graves from Rogaland with Brooches of Irish Origin Elna Siv Kristoffersen, University of Stavanger
12.15pm St Clement’s Church in early urban Trondheim and the connection to the Viking kings Olaf Trygvason and Olav Haraldson Anna Helena Petersén, Norwegian Institute of Cultural Research, Trondheim
12.45pm Closing Remarks
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