36. Tværfaglige Vikingesymposium

36th Interdisciplinary Viking Symposium


Wednesday, 17th May 2017, 11:00-17:00

Odense University, Campus

Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. (Auditorium 100)





11:00-11:10 Mette Bruus & Jesper Hansen (University Library of Southern Denmark

                   & Odense City Museums)

                   Welcome and introduction


11:10-11:40 Lene B. Frandsen (ArkVest, Varde Museum)

                   Henne Kirkeby, a fortified settlement on the west coast of Denmark


11:40-12:10 Christian Juel & Mads Ravn (The Vejle Museums)

                  Erritsø – A fortified Early Viking Age manor near Lillebælt.
                  New investigations and research perspectives


12:10-12:40 Simon Nygaard (Aarhus University)

                   …nú knáttu Óðin sjá: The Function of Hall-Based, Ritualised Performances
                  of Old Norse Poetry in PreChristian Scandinavian Religion

12:40-13:35 Lunch


13:35-14:05 Jens-Bjørn Riis Andresen (Aarhus University)

                   Trælborg – temporary camp or safety retreat?

14:05-14:35 Arjen Heijnis (Aarhus University)

                   Early Viking camps in Scandinavia and abroad

14:35-14:55 Mads Runge (Odense City Museums)

                   New archaeological investigations at Nonnebakken

14:55-15:15 Nanna Holm (Museum Southeast Denmark)

                   Borgring - the fifth, the first or somewhere in between?

15:15-15:45 Coffee


15:45-16:15 Frauke Witte & Astrid Tummuscheit (Museum Southern Jutland

                   & Archäologisches Landesamt Schleswig-Holstein)

                  The Danewerk in the light of the recent excavations

16:15-16:45 Morten Søvsø (Museum of Southwest Jutland)

                   Emporia and town walls, ring fortresses and Christian mission
                  – how the Jelling dynasty won all of Denmark


16:45-17:00 Discussion


17.00       End

Admission is free, but please e-mail Jesper Hansen ( no later than May 7th if you wish to participate, in order that we can arrange coffee breaks, etc. It is also possible to sign up for dinner in the evening (own payment at restaurant in the city centre) at the same time.



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