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Landscapes of Defence in the Viking Age conference, 9-10 November 2007
Warfare and power play an important role in the formation of institutions and their manifestation in material culture. The conference aims to bring together experts from various disciplines to discuss key issues in the defence of territories during the period of Viking incursions of the later eighth to eleventh centuries. Important themes to be addressed include the landscape context of civil defence structures, communication and logistics, and the social and political impact of military organisation, in England and in Europe.
The conference will take place on 9th and 10th November at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Full details, including the programme of speakers and registration details, are available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/project/beyond-burghal/conference/index.htm
For further enquiries, please contact Dr John Baker, Institute of Name Studies, School of English Studies, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD or email [log in to unmask]