Some recommended books, websites and media for further information
To find out more about the runes and runic inscriptions on this website, please visit the Runes Page.
Kenneth Cameron and John Insley, A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. English Place-Name Society, 1998.
Jayne Carroll, Stephen Harrison and Gareth Williams, The Vikings in Britain and Ireland. British Museum Press, 2014.
Barrie Cox, A Dictionary of Leicestershire and Rutland Place-Names. English Place-Name Society, 2006.
Roderick Dale, Viking Leicestershire, Five Leaves, 2020.
Martin Findell, Runes. British Museum Press, 2014.
Rebecca Gregory, Viking Nottinghamshire. Five Leaves, 2017.
Judith Jesch, Viking Poetry of Love and War. British Museum Press, 2013.
Judith Jesch, The Viking Diaspora. Routledge, 2015.
Marjolein Stern and Roderick Dale, The Viking Experience. Carlton Books, 2014.
Websites and blogs
Bringing Vikings Back to the East Midlands (blog)
Key to English Place-Names
Portable Antiquities Scheme
The Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture
Gersum Project – the Scandinavian Influence on English Vocabulary
Uppsala Runic Forum
Viking Metal (blog by Dr Jane Kershaw)
Podcasts, broadcasts and videos
Dragon Lords – the history and legends of Viking England (podcast with Dr Eleanor Parker)
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Vikings, but were afraid to ask (History Extra podcast with Professor Judith Jesch)
In Our Time – The Danelaw (BBC Radio 4 broadcast with Melvyn Bragg, Professor John Hines, Professor Judith Jesch and Dr Jane Kershaw)
Runes – the Vikings in their own words (podcast with Professor Judith Jesch)
The Danelaw (podcast with Dr Jane Kershaw)
The People Behind the Runes – Scandinavians in the British Isles (video with Professor Judith Jesch)
Viking Berserks (podcast with Dr Roderick Dale)
Viking Women (podcast with Dr Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir)
Centre for the Study of the Viking Age, University of Nottingham
Institute for Name-Studies (including English Place-Name Society), University of Nottingham
Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham (extensive information on the Danelaw Saga exhibition of 2017-18)
A series of talks given at the University of Nottingham in 2017-2018 and made available here to watch and listen to again. All the talks are shown in the slider bar below. Many thanks to Lakeside Arts for help with organising the talks, and for recording and transcribing them.View the Collection