Tuesday, November 11, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
List Art Building, Room 120
Eva Andersson Strand, The Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The Scandinavian inhabitants (today often known as the Vikings) are most famously as explorers, warriors, merchants and pirates who raided and colonized wide areas of Europe from the late eighth to the early eleventh centuries. However, at the time most people lived in individual farms or in small villages in Scandinavia. Furthermore there is clear evidence of both international trade and specialised craftsmanship.