The Vikings: New Archaeological Discoveries Seminar

Experience a day of talks exploring new and exciting discoveries about the Viking world.

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International experts from museums in Ireland and abroad will present their latest findings and provide fresh perspectives on life 1,000 years ago.

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Kildare St., Dublin

Saturday 24 May, 2014 

Speakers

Dr. Anne Pedersen, Curator and senior researcher, National Museum of Denmark:

“A Royal Palisade - recent results of excavations at Jelling in Jutland, Denmark”

Dr. Gareth Williams, Curator, The British Museum, London

“The Viking Conquest of England: Not as smooth as planned”

Dr. Maria Panum Baastrup, Curator, National Museum of Denmark

“Foreign Artifacts in the Hands of Vikings - Looted & Imported Irish Objects Discovered in Southern Scandinavia”

Eamonn Kelly, Keeper of Irish Antiquities, National Museum of Ireland

“Some new Viking Sites outside Dublin”

Dr Andrew Halpin, Curator and Carol Smith, Conservator, National Museum of Ireland

“Back from the deep: Newly discovered Viking-age weapons”

Running Order

10.00: Registration and Tea & Coffee

10.30: Welcome

11.00: Dr Anne Pedersen, curator, National Museum of Denmark

A Royal Palisade – Recent results of excavations at Jelling in Jutland, Denmark

11.45: Dr Gareth Williams, curator, British Museum

The Viking Conquest of England: Not as smooth as planned

12.30: Eamonn P. Kelly, Keeper of Irish Antiquities, National Museum of Ireland

Some new Viking sites outside Dublin

13.15: Questions & Answers

13.30 – 14.30: Lunch (not included)

14.30: Dr Maria Panum Baastrup, curator, National Museum of Denmark

Foreign Artifacts in the Hands of Vikings – Looted and Imported Irish Objects Discovered in Southern Scandinavia

15.15: Dr Andy Halpin, Assistant Keeper, Irish Antiquities Division & Carol Smith, archaeological conservator, National Museum of Ireland

Back from the deep: Newly discovered Viking Age weapons

16.00: Questions & Answers

How to book

Admission is €10. Places limited. Booking is essential.

For more information and to book a place contact the Education Department by phone: +353 (1) 648 6 339 or email: educationarch@museum.ie

Acknowledgements

This event is presented in association with the embassy of Denmark and is supported by the Irish Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

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