Diasporas events

The Loveden Hill Runic Urn

The Loveden Hill Runic Urn

Posted by pv51 at Feb 09, 2016 05:35 PM |

We have made a dynamic 3D model of the 6th C cremation urn from Loveden Hill, Lincs. which carries one of the earliest examples of Old English, in runic script. The model allows viewers to rotate the vessel, and to read the inscription in context. It is free to view, and can be downloaded onto mobiles, tablets or laptops.

The urn is now in the British Museum, and this model has been made with the support of the Trustees of the British Museum, and the help of the Department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory.

To see the Loveden Hill Runic Urn in 3D click here: https://skfb.ly/IYCq

For more information, read the blog from the Landscape Research Centre

Contact for further information, Dr. Martin Findell

Aliens, Foreigners and Strangers in Medieval England, c. AD 500–1500

Aliens, Foreigners and Strangers in Medieval England, c. AD 500–1500

Posted by ms627 at Nov 13, 2014 01:55 PM |

A conference on the extent and impact of Immigration in Medieval England

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Diasporas involvement in the British Museum exhibition 'The Vikings: Life and Legend'

Posted by mf181 at Jun 25, 2014 12:41 PM |

The Vikings: Life and Legend (6 March - 22 June 2014).

Members of the team participated in the Vikings Live broadcast in cinemas across the UK and worldwide.

Talks and events at the British Museum featuring Diasporas team members:

The Vikings in Britain and Ireland: between culture and memory.  Panel discussion with experts including Marc Scully, 25 April 2014.

The Vikings revealed by science.  Study day including a session on genetic data with Turi King, 17 May 2014.

Fishing in the gene pool for Vikings.  Lecture by Mark Jobling, 23 May 2014.

Viking voices: the Scandinavian impact on the languages and names of Britain.  Members' lecture by Jayne Carroll, 2 June 2014.


The Vikings in Britain and Ireland.  Jayne Carroll, Stephen Harrison and Gareth Williams.  London: British Museum Press. 2014.  ISBN 9780714128313.

Runes.  Martin Findell.  London: British Museum Press.  2014.  ISBN 9780714180298.


'Viking researchers help the British Museum translate Norse culture', featuring Eleanor Rye (video uploaded to Youtube by the University of Nottingham).


'The lives of others in runic inscriptions'.  Guest post by Martin Findell on the British Museum blog, 4 April 2014.

Human evolution in the genomic era

Posted by dw75 at Mar 03, 2014 09:07 AM |

1st - 4th April 2014: "Human evolution in the genomic era: Origins, populations and phenotypes".

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