Anders Winroth: The Glory of the Viking Ship


Thursday, February 26 | 4:00 p.m.
Anders Winroth: The Glory of the Viking Ship
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Medieval & Early Modern Studies Minor presents an Annual Colloquium on Thursday, February 26, featuring Dr. Anders Winroth of Yale University’s Department of History. Dr. Winroth will speak on “The Glory of the Viking Ship” from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery. Challenging conventional wisdom about Viking violence, he will show how the Vikings developed extraordinary arts and literature but also capitalized upon the longship, using it to venture to Europe for plunder, to open new trade routes and settle in lands as distant as Russia, Greenland, and the Byzantine Empire. Catered reception to follow.

Admission is free.

Sponsored by Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Departments of English & History, the Dresher Center for the Humanities, and MLLIC.

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