Richard Hall Symposium 2022: Hoards in the North: northern identities in Viking hoards.
It is ten years since the Silverdale Hoard, one of the largest Viking-age hoards ever found in England, was discovered in a field in Lancashire. To celebrate its display at the JORVIK Viking Centre throughout 2022, the Richard Hall Symposium this year focuses on hoards: their concealment, their rediscovery, and their interpretation. What makes a hoard, and what sorts of evidence do they provide for the societies that assemble and deposit them? Bringing together invited speakers from across the UK, the Isle of Man and Ireland, , the symposium will consider in particular how questions of identity in the Viking world might be addressed with reference to hoards, and how recent discoveries have shifted our understanding.
Pre-booking essential. Lunch and refreshments included for those attending in person.
Tickets: £30 adults, £25 concessions, £15 online
List of speakers:
Allison Fox, Manx National Heritage
Martin Goldberg, National Museums Scotland
Lucy Moore, University of York
John Sheehan, University College Cork
Gareth Williams, British Museum
You can also attend the Richard Hall Symposium in person. Book tickets here.