Conference Presentations

2019

  • ‘It’s Reigning Men: The use and abuse of Viking masculinity’, Midlands Viking Symposium, University of Leicester (27/04/2019)
  • Berserkr: Monster. Myth. Man.’ Inkwell, University College Cork (keynote)

2018

  • ‘Understanding berserksgangr and performative rage in the Viking Age warband’, Weaving War: New perspectives on violence and society, University of Oslo
  • ‘Problems in pathologising the past: A critique of the analysis of berserksgangr in Old Norse literature’, Science and Medicine in the Insular Middle Ages, Queen’s University Belfast (invited speaker)
  • ‘Death and the Berserkr: The social role of legal duels in the Íslendingasögur‘, 17th International Saga Conference, University of Iceland

2017

  • Berserkir and the vocabulary of anger in the Íslendingasögur’, Leeds IMC, University of Leeds
  • ‘Pillage People: Macho, macho men and the depiction of Viking warriors’, Midlands Viking Symposium, University of Birmingham

2016

  • ‘Collecting Ireland’s Viking Heritage with the World-Tree Project’, IASIL 2016, University College Cork
  • Poster: ‘The World-Tree Project’, The Viking World 2016, University of Nottingham
    ‘The World-Tree Project: A Teaching Resource for the Study of the Vikings’, The Viking World 2016, University of Nottingham
  • ‘Beowulf, Berserkers and B-Movies: Reflections of the present in the past’, The Vikings, Old Norse and Popular Culture, The Viking Society Student Conference, University of Birmingham

2015

  • ‘Onomastic Patterns of Berserkir in Fornaldarsögur and Íslendingasögur’, 16th International Saga Conference, University of Zürich and Basel

2014

  • ‘A Frothing Madman with a Blade: Depictions of berserkir in modern fiction’, Unlocking the Vikings, University of Nottingham

2013

  • ‘Constructing the Myth: The Norse warrior in popular culture’, Institute for Medieval Research Postgraduate Conference, University of Nottingham
  • ‘Exchanging Blows for Chattel: The transactional nature of duelling in the Íslendingasögur’, Interdisciplinary junior researcher workshop in Viking studies, Aarhus University

2010

  • ‘Cognitive Polyphasia among Fourteenth-Century Norwegian Clergy’, Interdisciplinary PhD course in Viking studies, Aarhus University

2008

  • ‘Lunatic Nudists: Seeing the berserkr clearly’, Viking Identities Network III: 21st-Century Vikings, University of Nottingham
  • ‘The Method of Madness’, Midlands Viking Symposium, University of Nottingham