Estlitfest: Estonian Vikings - The Northmen's Fury
(This is a past event and is no longer running)
Panel discussion: Estonian Vikings: The Northmen’s Fury with Marika Mägi, James Graham-Campbell and Mart Kuldkepp
The Vikings might be heavily associated with Scandinavia, but this is not the only region these sailor warriors were established. An EstLitFest panel of experts discusses the Vikings east of the Baltic Sea, where people in some regions had traditions of sailing and contacts with both the East and the West.
Marika Mägi is an archaeologist and historian working at Tallinn University. She specialises in the Viking Age and Early Middle Ages in Estonia. Her recent research focuses on the East-West overseas communication during the Viking Age and the role of the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea in this communication.
James Graham-Campbell is Emeritus Professor of Medieval Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has published widely on the art and artefacts of the Vikings.
Mart Kuldkepp is an author and historian, lecturer of Scandinavian history at University College London. His primary research focuses on Scandinavian and Baltic political history. He has an academic side-interest in Medieval Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture.