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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1744: Viking Heritage and History in Europe, II

Thursday 6 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Malmö universitet
Organiser:Sara Ellis Nilsson, Historical Studies, Department of Society, Culture & Identity, Malmö University
Moderator/Chair:Stefan Nyzell, Historical Studies, Department of Society, Culture & Identity, Malmö University
Paper 1744-aCultural Heritage Institutions' Relationship with Viking Ships and Their Reconstructions
(Language: English)
Sara Ellis Nilsson, Historical Studies, Department of Society, Culture & Identity, Malmö University
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1744-bIceland's Vikings at the Saga Museum
(Language: English)
Guðrún D. Whitehead, Department of Social Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Index terms: Anthropology, Archaeology - General, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1744-cVikings and Gaming Cultural Representations of the North in Video Games
(Language: English)
Lysiane Lasausse, Department of History University of Helsinki
Index terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Technology
Abstract

These two sessions will present new research and perspectives on the use of Vikings in public history, especially with regards to museums, re-creation(s), and re-enactment(s) in a European context. After an introduction providing a brief overview of current scholarship, the main contributions highlight and analyze relevant aspects of the use and role of Vikings in public history. The 13 chapters engage with the following issues: Viking tourism, re-enactment, and subcultures; perspectives on the Vikings in Popular Culture; the portrayal and use of the Vikings in Museums and Heritage Sites; and finally, the use of the Viking Age in politics and racism.