Friends of History 2013 Endowed Lecture:
"Why Vikings?" by Prof. Anders Winroth, Yale University
Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 5:30 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 75
Vikings are currently enjoying a "cultural moment" among North American and European audiences, and are being featured in everything from new museum exhibitions to advertizing campaigns to a History Channel series. Why is this?
Prof. Anders Winroth, Forst Family Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at Yale University, was named a MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2003. Prof. Winroth specializes in medieval European cultural, intellectual, and legal history, especially the history of canon law. His most recent book is entitled The Conversion of Scandinavia: Vikings, Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe (Yale, 2011).
Like all events sponsored by the Friends of History, this lecture is free and open to the public.
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