The Vikings: Language and Lore – Inspire Club Classes

The Vikings: Language and Lore

Explore the history and culture of Viking Age in England and Scandinavia to discover some of the main figures and features of Norse mythology – and learn how to write your name in Old Norse runes.

Workshop One: Viking History

In the first workshop, students will be introduced to the Vikings, and will question some of the common conceptions (or misconceptions) of Viking history and culture, before learning how to read and write their own messages in Old Norse runes.

Workshop Two: Viking Mythology

In the second workshop, students will learn about Viking mythology, – including characters (Loki, Thor) who are familiar from modern popular culture. They will also learn how to use medieval techniques to write poems like a Viking.


Class Creator – Dr Matthew Roby (PhD in Medieval Studies)

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