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ABOUT THE PROJECT

'The York-Dublin Axis Reconsidered - An Interdisciplinary Approach to Viking Towns' is a n AHRC-funded network project.  We aim to build an interdisciplinary network of scholars and heritage professionals with a shared interest in these two 'Viking' towns, and in their changing relationships, in both the Viking Age and the present day.

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VIKING-AGE YORK

York's Viking-Age past is well-studied, and makes up a key element of both scholarly understanding of Scandinavian Britain, and of the city's own identity and offer to visitors. This project offers an opportunity to reflect on this through novel technologies and approaches, and to think about the town's relationship with Dublin.

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VIKING-AGE DUBLIN

The archaeology of Dublin is well known and studied, but a number of key questions remain to be explored, both in terms of the Viking town itself, and its relationship with the wider world. We intend to revisit these classic questions, considering the potential of new methods, theories and datasets to contribute to debate.

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THE VIKING AXIS

It is becoming increasingly clear that the nature of the relationship between York and Dublin demands closer consideration: what was the character of the links? How were they made to work in a practical sense?  Who did they matter to? To what extent can new datasets, novel conceptual frameworks, and leading-edge analytical techniques help us to address these questions?

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