Dr Simon Trafford

Contact details

Name:
Dr Simon Trafford
Position:
Lecturer in Medieval History and ResearchTraining Officer
Institute:
Institute of Historical Research
Location:
The Institute of Historical Research (IHR), Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Phone:
+44 (0)20 7862 8763
Email address:
simon.trafford@sas.ac.uk

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Archaeology, History, Medieval History
Regions:
England, Europe, Scotland, United Kingdom
Summary of research interests and expertise:

 Simon's broad interests are in the history and archaeology of early medieval Europe, c.350-1150. He specialises in later Anglo-Saxon England, especially the kingdoms of Northumbria and York, and concentrating in particular on migration, identity and gender. Recently he has been developing projects in various types of human engagement with the sea and water in early medieval Britain.He also maintains a keen interest in modern constructions and appropriations of the early medieval past, with a particular concentration on representations of the vikings in popular culture.

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
01-Aug-2013 Blood, Fire, Death: Bathory and the birth of Viking metal

Articles

'Blood, Fire, Death: Bathory and the birth of Viking metal', in M. Goodall (ed,), Gathering of the Tribe: Music and Heavy Conscious Creation (Headpress: London, 2013)

01-Aug-2007 Antichrist superstars: the Vikings in hard rock and heavy metal

Chapters

 'Antichrist superstars: the Vikings in hard rock and heavy metal', in D.W. Marshall (ed.), Mass Market Medieval (McFarland: Jefferson, North Carolina and London, 2007), 57-73 (with Aleks Pluskowski)

01-Aug-2000 Ethnicity, migration theory and the historiography of the Scandinavian settlement of England

Chapters

 'Ethnicity, migration theory and the historiography of the Scandinavian settlement of England', in D.M. Hadley and J.D. Richards (eds.), Cultures in Contact: Scandinavian Settlement in England in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries (Brepols: Turnhout, 2000), 17-39

Relevant Events

Knowledge transfer activities:

Details
Hurdy-gurdy, man! Medievalism in rock and pop music

Paper given to The Middle Ages in the Modern World conference, St Andrews

Teaching Medieval History to Undergraduates

Member of panel discussion, International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo

The outward urge: gender, status and migration in Viking Age England

 Paper given to International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo

Making a Scandinavian female identity in the Danelaw

 Paper given to Gender, Material Culture and Identity in the Viking Diaspora (VIN II) conference, Nottingham

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