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Online Talk: Rediscovering Viking-age Scotland ...

26 October 2021

Starts: 18:00
Ends: 19:00

Rediscovering Viking-age Scotland

Michael Wood, Adrián Maldonado, chaired by Sally Magnusson

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Acclaimed historian and broadcaster Michael Wood joins Dr Adrián Maldonado, Glenmorangie Research Fellow, to discuss Adrián’s new book, Crucible of Nations: Viking Age to Medieval Scotland. The book reassesses the museum’s 9 - 12th century collections, uncovering an exciting new vision of Scotland’s diverse and creative past.Join Adrian and Michael as they take a fresh look at some of the iconic objects on display in the National Museum of Scotland and discuss new research on objects in the museum’s stores. The event includes a live Q&A chaired by writer and broadcaster, Sally Magnusson. Crucible of Nations is the culmination of the Glenmorangie Research Project Creating Scotland: Making a Medieval Kingdom, exploring objects from the National Collection dated 9-12th centuries AD covering the arrival of the Vikings to Scotland, the last days of the Picts, and the rise of the medieval kingdom of Scotland.Michael Wood is Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Society of Arts and the Society of Antiquaries. For over thirty years, he has brought history alive for viewers and readers in Britain, the US and further afield. He is the author of In Search of the Dark Ages, Domesday, and In Search of England, and well over one hundred documentary films.Dr Adrián Maldonado is Glenmorangie Research Fellow at National Museums Scotland. He has previously lectured in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow and University of Chester. His research focuses on early medieval Scotland, especially the archaeology of Christianity and burial practice. Find out more about the Glenmorangie Research Projecthere.Sally Magnusson is a writer and broadcaster.

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