In 1893 the first ever replica of the Gokstad sailed across the Atlantic from Norway to Chicago. The replica, known as The Viking, has resided in Chicago ever since. Come hear the story of this incredible artefact from its construction to present day, and learn about today's conservation efforts.
Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway
Advancing Research on the Historic Environment of the East Midlands
£10 - £20
Bookings are now being taken for the New Frameworks for Our Past conference at the University of Nottingham on Saturday 5th October. Presentations will focus upon projects that have advanced understanding of the archaeology and built environment of the East Midlands. It will include demonstrations of the online regional research framework, displays of recent projects and a wide range of presentations spanning the prehistoric to modern periods.
York Civic Trust members only
The talk will trace the changing character of the Hungate landscape from its use as a Roman cemetery on the edge of Eboracum, through the organised development on the fringes of Viking Age Jorvik and onwards across time to the start of the 20th century when the area was called home by a large working class community. The talk will illustrate the Long Now perspective to the last 2000 years and will reveal how certain choices in the past have influenced the development of the Hungate we see today. To be given by Peter Connelly