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In 2014 the JORVIK Viking Centre marked three decades of welcoming visitors to the site of the Coppergate dig, an undertaking that revolutionised approaches to Viking-era England. But where do we stand in 2015? In what ways do current and future research opportunities threaten to overturn long-held notions surrounding the early medieval period, and how are the findings represented and manifested outside the research community? This conference will bring together heritage professionals and researchers in such related fields as archaeology and public history to explore a range of current themes in early medieval research, as well as the impacts of this research in the public sphere.
Additional evening option: add to your conference experience with a VIP wine & cheese reception and private group tour of JORVIK Viking Centre with the opportunity to see and handle finds from the Coppergate excavation. Ticket upgrade £10 per person. VIP reception starts at 6pm, JORVIK Viking Centre.
Using an authentic Anglo-Saxon recipe, Leeds Brewery is brewing some beer – Eoforwic Ale – for York Festival of Ideas. It will be on sale throughout the Festival at the Duke of York pub on King’s Square, York, and will also be available at the Back to the Beer-Hall: More Anglo-Saxon Poetry evening taking place in the pub on Thursday 11 June.
Guerilla Signs: In search of Anglian York
Eoforwic was the name for York during the four and a half centuries between Roman York and the Viking city. This period, the Anglian (or Anglo-Saxon) era was long, yet there are few visible reminders of it in the modern city. Guerilla signs made by the Friends of York’s Anglian Era will appear along the city walls and elsewhere near the city centre, to highlight the buried evidence and lost treasures of that time.