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“How Viking Age Farms Changed Across The Atlantic Migration”

15 May 2023
Start time
7:00 PM
Alex Harvey
"How Viking Age Farms Changed Across The Atlantic Migration"

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“How Viking Age Farms Changed Across The Atlantic Migration”

Alex Harvey, M.A.

Abstract: “From 750-1050 AD, Norwegians migrated beyond their fjords to new lands and new horizons; Shetland, the Faroes, Iceland, Greenland, even North America. At each location they faced new environmental and societal challenges, and the adaptations the settlers made to deal with said challenges are reflected in the types of buildings present on their farms. This lecture condenses research conducted between 2021-22 on how exactly Viking Age Norwegians changed their farms from Norway to North America, and every location between. What can these adaptations tell us about the people living so far away from Norway, and how did they live?”

Join us at the Student’s Union Lounge, York St John University on the first floor (lift available) which is next door to the new Creative Centre.  Bus stops on Clarence Street and Car Parking available opposite on Union Terrace.

Free event just buy a drink or coffee from the bar. Doors open from 7pm talk starts at 7.30pm.