Viking Society for Northern Research
The Viking Society for Northern Research was founded in 1892 and is the world’s leading scholarly organization dedicated to the study of medieval Scandinavia and the wider Viking world.
“The Society seeks to promote diversity within the scholarly community and society at large, ensuring that the study of the medieval languages, literatures, histories and cultures of the Nordic region is carried out in a welcoming environment for persons of any ethnic, racial or religious background, gender and sexual orientation.”
The Viking Society for Northern Research is dedicated to furthering and promoting the study of the medieval North through publications, meetings and financial support.
The Viking Society publishes an annual periodical, Saga-Book, and numerous editions, translations and studies of medieval Scandinavian texts.
The Society meets three times a year: twice in London and at a different British university each summer. We also organize an annual student conference, and hold an annual dinner, details of which will be announced on the News & Announcements page.
The Society’s Support Fund supports the work of graduate students and independent scholars by providing small grants to members in connection with a particular research project or to facilitate travel to attend conferences, courses, etc. The society also awards prizes to students at British universities who excel in their study of the early North.
Membership is open to all.