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viking masters of the northern seas: from scandinavia east, west, and south
Presented by Dr. sally vaughn


Tuesday, August 22, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Houston Maritime Museum

$5 FOR ADULTS (12 AND UP) | FREE FOR MEMBERS, ACTIVE MILITARY, VETERANS & CHILDREN UNDER 12 REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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The Viking Age began in the 8th century, and by the 11th century, the Vikings had Scandinavianzed most of the Northern Hemisphere while leaving many questions behind in the process. Why did they leave their home? What were their main tools of expansion, exploration, and discovery? Ships? Masts? Sails? Was this time a Diaspora based on the model of the spread of Jewish 1st century dispersion and settlements? Or an Age of Discovery that shares
similarities to 15th century Portuguese and Spanish explorers, as well as the merchants and settlers who followed them? Who were these people, anyway? Raiders? Traders? Farmers? Did the Viking Age really end with the death of Magnus Barelegs, the last Viking king, in 1103? Or was it just the beginning?


Sally N. Vaughn is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Houston, Central Campus. Her main research is on St. Anselm of Canterbury’s political career as abbot of Bec in Normandy and archbishop of Canterbury in England, a story which spans the Norman Conquest of 1066, and, as part of this study, she explores the Viking background of the Normans in Northern France. She spends summers and Decembers in Copenhagen with her husband Michael H. Gelting, a Danish scholar of medieval Scandinavia.

Location

Houston Maritime Museum
2204 Dorrington St. | Houston, Texas 77030 
Parking is available in front of the museum and in the the surface lot east of the museum (Holcombe at Montclair). 

 


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Special thanks to Frost Bank for sponsoring the hmm history lecture series.