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Beside formal education and research, a number of events and activities related to Viking and Old Norse subjects take place in Aarhus.

Future and Ongoing Events

The 13th Annual Aarhus Student Symposium on Viking and Medieval Scandinavian Subjects. March 19th-20th 2020.


Harvard Summer School in Scandinavia

Since 2007, Aarhus University, Scandinavian Languages and Literature, has hosted The Harvard Summer School in Scandinavia. The topic of the summer school is Viking and Medieval Scandinavia, and it consists of two interrelated courses: Viking Studies: Lore and Literature and Viking Studies: History and Archaeology. Classes are taught on campus in the Nobel Park (Scandinavian Department), as well as on location, when students and professors take excursions to famous Viking and medieval sites throughout Denmark and neighbouring countries. Since 2011, an archaeological field school has been connected to the summer school. Harvard Summer School

Nordic Master’s Programme

Scandinavian Languages and Literature and Aarhus cooperate with The University of Iceland, The University of Copenhagen and The University of Oslo in offering a new Nordic Master’s Programme in Viking and Medieval Norse Studies.  The programme is designed for international students (language of instruction is English) and makes it possible for students to move between at least two of the cooperating universities during their study. The programme will start in the autumn of 2012. Nordic Master’s Programme

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