The World in the Viking Age: A new Centre of Excellence at Uppsala University, with the Silk Roads in focus
In this post, Professor Neil Price tells us about an exciting new project to establish a Centre of Excellence at Uppsala, to focus on The World in the Viking Age.
A reflection on the workshop hosted by colleagues in the Department of History and Asian Studies Centre, Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, in collaboration with SISJAC and funded by Toshiba International Foundation in spring 2023.
Before the arrival of Christianity, with its assimilation of previous beliefs and festivals, the period we now call Christmas, around the mid-winter solstice, was also an important annual event for people of many cultures and times. We can see from archaeology how deep this marking of the close of one year and beginning of the next goes back into the past.
August and September 2022 saw the second season of archaeological excavation on the site of the East Anglian royal settlement at Rendlesham in Suffolk. In this blog post, Professor Christopher Scull talks about the Rendlesham Revealed project.
During the first nine months, even during COVID restrictions on group events, the exhibition entitled: “The Buddhist Maritime Silk Road” has attracted 600,000 in-person visitors.