Representing the VMN, MIS, and NR Programs at the University of Iceland

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Putting the Old Norse Into English

Dr. Sara Pons-Sanz, a Lecturer in Medieval Studies at the University of Nottingham, is taking a good long look at the Old Norse loanwords which have slipped through the extremely permeable border of the English language. She is researching the grammatical properties of these words in order to shed some light on Norse expansion and what impact the assimilation of the Norse has had […]

Top Ten Myths About Vikings

This is taken from our friends at The Viking Rune: 1. Vikings were a nation. Vikings were not a nation as such, but groups of warriors, explorers and merchants led by a chieftain. As often as not, in the expeditions to the west Vikings were Norwegians, Danes and Swedes, but also anyone who joined them. […]