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The Viking Age in Northern Europe and along the Eastern Routes

The aim of the course is to provide a basic survey of the Scandinavian Viking Age, based on archaeology, literary sources and history of religion. Political, economic, religious and other cultural aspects of the period will be discussed, as well as later conceptions of the Vikings and how those conceptions have been put to use in different contexts. The course includes expert lectures, an informed guidance of the Viking exhibition of the Historical Museum, and a full-day excursion to Viking Age sites.

  • Course structure

    The Course The Viking Age in Northern Europe and along the Eastern Routes, is an evening course.

    Teaching format

    The teaching is in the form of lectures, a museum visit, and a one day excursion. The format of the teaching may be changed.

    Teaching spring term 2021

    The course will be given online with some exceptions if the current situation allows (museum visits, excursion). More information will be handed out during the course.


    The methods of examination are: Obligatory attendance, individual assignments to be completed, and a take-home exam to be graded.


    Nanouschka Myrberg Burström

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Contact

    Course director
    International Coordinator
    Study councellor
    Study councellor
    Student affairs office
    Student affairs office