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It’s Reigning Men: The use and abuse of Viking masculinity

This is an edited version of the paper I gave at the Midlands Viking Symposium on 27th April 2019. The Midlands Viking Symposium is a regional public engagement event that was started by Dr Christina Lee in 2005 to showcase … Continue reading

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My 16th International Saga Conference Experience #Vikings #OldNorse

I spent 9th to 15th August in Zurich at the 16th International Saga Conference. Contrary to what most of my friends have to say on the topic, this is not a conference about holidays for retired people. Instead it is … Continue reading

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The rewards of teaching about #Vikings

I ran a small workshop for Year 5 at Burford Primary School in Nottingham a week ago and found it very rewarding. The reward of which I write is not the beer they gave me as thanks for my efforts … Continue reading

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Did #Viking berserkers go #berserk?

This is a slightly modified and shortened extract from a paper I gave at the Unlocking the Vikings 2014 conference. One question I am almost invariably asked when I mention my thesis topic to people is, “How did berserkers go … Continue reading

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Movie Monday: The Viking (1928)

Originally posted on The Gonzo History Project:
? This week’s film is kind of an oddity. It’s silent — one of the last big silent films — but it’s in colour. In fact, just as it was one of the…

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The Viking Experience by Marjolein Stern and Roderick Dale

The Viking Experience is a general history of the Vikings by Dr Marjolein Stern and yours truly, and I am excited that it is now available through Amazon. Far be it from me to praise this book overmuch but I am … Continue reading

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Hammer of the Gods – Some Thoughts

Hammer of the Gods dir. by Farren Blackburn (Vertigo Films, 2013) The plot Steinar must travel to find the macguffin (his brother) and return to his dying father with it. In doing so he loses his humanity and becomes a … Continue reading

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