IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 512: Culture Clash?: Scandinavian Cultural Interaction in the North Atlantic, I

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Leigh A. Symonds, Department of Anthropology, Trent University, Ontario
Moderator/Chair:Shannon M. Lewis-Simpson, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 512-aVikings on the Roads of Wessex
(Language: English)
Jennifer E. MacDonald, Department of History, University of New Brunswick
Index terms: Daily Life, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 512-bThe Vikings at Heath Wood, Ingleby
(Language: English)
Julian D. Richards, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Demography, Pagan Religions
Paper 512-cNorse Cultural Interaction on the Isle of Man: Clash or Amalgamation?
(Language: English)
Leigh A. Symonds, Department of Anthropology, Trent University, Ontario
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Demography, Pagan Religions
Abstract

This session begins a series of papers exploring current approaches to the Scandinavian cultural interaction in the North Atlantic c. AD 750-1100. The three papers offered focus on the Viking incursions in Wessex, the logistics of the journeys made by the rampaging Vikings, their relative successes and their impact on local populations (J. E. MacDonald); the pagan burial practices of the early Vikings at Heath Wood, Ingleby, and the religious and cultural implications of these rites to the Anglo-Saxon community at Repton (J. D. Richards); and current approaches to the clash of Scandinavian and Christian culture on the Isle of Man, discussing new directions in scholarship (L. A. Symonds).