Neil Price: Messenger Lectures 2012
The Viking Mind
Professor Neil Price (Archaeology, University of Aberdeen) delivers three lectures focusing on the fundamental role that narrative, storytelling and dramatisation played in the mindset of the Viking Age (8th-11th centuries), occupying a crucial place not only in the cycles of life but particularly in the ritual responses to dying and the dead.
The three lectures are:
Lecture 1: The Children of Ash: Cosmology and the Viking Universe
Lecture 2: Lecture 2 – Life and Afterlife: Dealing with the Dead in the Viking Age
Lecture 3: The Shape of the Soul: The Viking Mind and the Individual