38. Tværfaglige Vikingesymposium

38th Interdisciplinary Viking Symposium


1 October 2021, The National Museum in Copenhagen, Ny Vestergade 10

Social, cultural and economic impact of textiles and textile production in the Viking Age

REGISTRATION AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION The COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have by now been fully lifted, but precautions regarding vaccination and valid Corona-Pass are still recommended. The Cinema in the National Museum holds a maximum of c. 150 persons. We therefore wish all to register and receive a written confirmation from the organisers no later than September 23rd, please contact Michael Lerche Nielsen: lerche@hum.ku.dk. We plan to broadcast the Symposium via Zoom, and therefore English is the conference language. Please note that those who wish to participate on-line must register too. The organizing committee has no funding, so lunch and beverages during the symposium will be at your own cost. Since the practical setup concerning lunch is still uncertain, more information will follow in a later announcement. The National Museum has generously granted all participants free access to the exhibitions.




Download full program with abstracts here.


10:30-11:00 Registration and coffee

11:00-11:10 Opening by Jesper Hansen, Odense City Museums, Chair of organizing committee



11:10-11:30 Eva Andersson Strand, Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen: Textile consumption and impact on Viking Age Society

11:30-11:50 Ulla Mannering, The National Museum of Denmark: Fashioning the Viking Age

11:50-12:10 Ida Demant, Sagnlandet Lejre: Textile production and craft in Viking Age - new analyses and results

12:10-12:40 Group 1 demonstration of the Viking Textile Box in the auditorium. Group 2 visits the reconstructions in the exhibition.

12:40-13:10 Group 2 demonstration of the Viking Textile Box in the auditorium. Group 1 visits the reconstructions in the exhibition.

13:10-13:50 Lunch break


13:50-14:10 Sarah Croix, Centre for Urban Network Evolutions, University of Universitet: Textile production and use of space in urban contexts: a contextual analysis at Ribe’s Viking-Age emporium

14:10-14:30 Jonas Holm Jæger, Department of Archaeology & Section for Evolutionary Genomics, University of Copenhagen: ZooMS'ing in on Sheep: Wool production during the Scandinavian Viking Age and the Potential of Biomolecular Methods

14:30-14:50  Carsten Jahnke, Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen: Textiles in the Viking Ages – just homespun? Traces of textile trade

14:50-15:10 Coffee break

15:10-15:30 Rikke Steenholt Olesen and Michael Lerche Nielsen, Institute of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen: The Lund weaving temple and other runic artefacts referring to textile production

15:30-15:50 Tarrin Wills, Old Norse Prose Dictionary, the Arnamagnean Collection, NorS, University of Copenhagen: Lexicographic approaches to the study of Viking Age material culture

15:50-15:55 Concluding remarks

 After the symposium the exhibitions are open till 17.00.



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