Aarhus, Denmark

Interdisciplinary Viking Studies: Religion, reception, mythology and material culture

when 26 July 2021 - 13 August 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 824

In this course, various aspects of the Viking Age are treated. The student is given a general introduction to the religion and mythology, society and culture, material culture, history as well as the reception of the Viking Age through literature and historiography. These phenomena are studied in a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective that is perceived as necessary in relation to the understanding of the Viking Age in contemporary and later times, due in part to the sources involved in relation to the subject area, which are both literary, iconographic, and archaeological. As such, the students are introduced to a series of theoretical and methodological problems associated with the treatment and reconstruction of the Viking Age based on the existing source material, both textual and material, making use of relevant previous and contemporary research within the various disciplines. The course introduces students to themes such as gods, myths, and rituals; graves, settlements, ships, and monuments; historiography and saga writing; as well as memory, media and medievalism.

Course leader

Simon Nygaard

Target group

Bachelor's level

Fee info

EUR 824: Exchange students: No Fee

Freemovers, EU/EEA: 824 EUR

Freemovers, NON-EU/EEA: 1373 EUR

Books, course materials, social programme, and housing are not included in the fee.


No scholarships available

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