Dealing with the Dead in the Viking Age

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Professor Neil Price of Uppsala University, arguably the global doyen of matters Viking, and the author of a superb book on Viking history and culture, The Children of Ash and Elm (2020) gave a fascinating talk to our members. Neil shared with us his scholarship and learning around a very interesting facet of that remarkable epoch, the relationship between the living and spirit worlds, both of which were very prominent and important in those times. Professor Neil Price is Distinguished Professor of Archaeology and Chair of the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Uppsala (a chair that dates back to 1662 when Olof Verelius was made 'Professor of the Fatherland's Antiquities'); he holds his degrees from the University of Uppsala (Ph.D.) and the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.Professor Price has worked on over 50 sites, has published prolifically, and has served as a consultant on numerous television, radio, and public media projects. The evening was hosted by our Council member, Professor David Goldsmith.