When most people think of Vikings, they think of the usual stuff: longships, raiding, fighting, loot, burial and paganism. Scholars are increasingly aware that the reality was more complicated, but no doubt the popular associations will remain – and are reinforced by the likes of last year’s Viking exhibition at the British Museum in London.
Bibliographical noteAs a group we received funding from the How to Collaborate Virtually competition, The North, and the Public Engagement for Research Unit (University of Aberdeen). Carlos also receives funding from RCUK, through the EPSRC. He has also previously received funding from ESRC, FP-7 and the Scottish Government through its Main Research Providers.
Frances Wilkins and Shane McLeod do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.