The Vikings and Scotland - Impact and Influence

 Date:20/09/2006 - 22/09/2006
 Type:Education & Research
 Location:Scotland, Edinburgh

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, in partnership with The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters is organising a conference entitled The Vikings and Scotland – Impact and Influence.

The conference will begin with an Opening Evening Lecture by Magnus Magnusson on Wednesday 20 September 2006 followed by a two-day seminar and will take place at the Royal Museum, Chambers Street, Edinburgh. Full details about the conference are on the enclosed registration form. The conference is kindly supported by Historic Scotland, the National Museums of Scotland, the Royal Norwegian Consulate General and The Strathmartine Trust.

Foremost academic teachers and researchers from Scotland, Ireland, England, Norway and Denmark will present their own assessments of the nature of the Viking impact and its consequences for the political, cultural, economic, linguistic and genetic make-up of the country of Scotland which emerged in the post-Viking Age.

The registration fee for the two day conference is £65, or £60 for RSE Fellows and Friends of the NMS. There is a concessionary rate of £30 for students and Senior Citizens (proof required). This fee includes refreshments, lunch on both days, an invitation to an evening reception at Edinburgh Castle and a copy of the conference report. It also includes a place at the Opening Evening Lecture by Magnus Magnusson. Given the high demand for places at the Evening Lecture, you are requested to specify on the conference registration form whether or not you will attend the lecture.

Dates: Wednesday 20 - Friday 22 September
Place: Royal Museum, Chambers Street, Edinburgh
More information:, tel: 0131 240 5000 or email:
Programme and registration form: Click here.


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