Viking Research Group: Death and Burial

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Tuesday 14 February 2012, 5.00PM to 18:30

Speaker(s): Dr Victoria Whitworth (Centre for Medieval Studies and Dept of English & Related Literature)

Dr Victoria Whitworth (formerly of this parish, having gained her MA and D.Phil at the Centre for Medieval Studies) is well known for her work on early-medieval death and burial, and her Dying and Death in Later Anglo-Saxon England is a key resource for anyone interested in the subject.  She is also the author of The Bone Thief (to be published on Feb. 16th 2012), a historical thriller set in 900 AD, in the immediate aftermath of the death of King Alfred.  While in York, she'll be reading from her new book as part of the Viking Festival, but today she'll be focusing on her academic work, with a paper entitled: 'The Gems fallen and the Body Rotten': Attitudes to Furnished Burial in Later Anglo-Saxon England

Location: K/159, Kings Manor

Admission: Free to all

Related staff

  • Dr Steve Ashby (Archaeology)
  • Dr Tom Pickles (History)
  • Prof Julian D Richards (Archaeology)
  • Dr Soren Sindbaek (Archaeology)
  • Dr Matt Townend (Literature)