Vivified Vikings

5 October 2019

 Join us for a lecture by Dr Alix Thoeming in our new series Travellers in Time.


The Vikings have long had a PR problem. 

Historically we have understood the Viking Age as beginning with the devastation of Lindisfarne Abbey by the furious Northmen and ending with three Viking kings fighting each other for control of England – more mutually assured destruction than a meeting of the minds. But was this image of blond-haired berserk barbarians rampaging across the UK and Europe a reality, or is what the medieval chroniclers called the Mare Barbarum, the Barbarian Sea, an artefact of history? 

This talk will present recent developments in the archaeological investigation of the Viking Age, answering this question and plotting the course for research from here.


Alix Thoeming was awarded her PhD in 2019 from the University of Sydney, for a thesis on the topic of Viking Age towns and early urbanism in the Baltic. She works as a sessional academic at the same institution, and is hoping to take up a postdoctoral position at Aarhus University in Denmark in 2020 exploring the topic of reflexivity in Viking Age archaeological research. 

This lecture series is sponsored by our friends at Academy Travel.

Event details

  • When: 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Where: Nicholson Museum
    The Quadrangle
  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP: Please follow the link below for registration:
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  • Contact: Museum Reception
    T + 61 2 9351 2812
    Nicholson Museum 
  • More info: The Nicholson Museum is open to the public and has free admission;
    Monday To Friday 10.00am – 4.30pm
    The First Saturday of Every Month 12noon - 4.00pm
    Closed on Public Holidays
  • Sponsored by: Academy Travel
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Vivified Vikings

Where Nicholson Museum
The Quadrangle

5 October 2019

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