20 episodes

In Viking times, a ‘Thing’ was a gathering; a place where leaders and warriors could meet and talk. In the 21st century, our ‘Thing’ is a virtual place where history academics and enthusiasts from around the world can come together to share knowledge. Join us each episode as we delve into another fascinating topic about Vikings, archaeology, and more!

That JORVIK Viking Thing Podcast JORVIK Viking Centre

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In Viking times, a ‘Thing’ was a gathering; a place where leaders and warriors could meet and talk. In the 21st century, our ‘Thing’ is a virtual place where history academics and enthusiasts from around the world can come together to share knowledge. Join us each episode as we delve into another fascinating topic about Vikings, archaeology, and more!

    18 - York Archaeology Now pt. 2

    18 - York Archaeology Now pt. 2

    Last time, we talked to our archaeologists to hear about the history of our three branches, as well as some of their most important excavations. This time, we're going to hear about some of the projects York Archaeology has been working on in the past 18 months.

    Listen to our field archaeologists, our conservators, and even our community engagement officer to hear about some of the most exciting things we're working on now!

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    • 31 min
    17 - York Archaeology Now pt. 1

    17 - York Archaeology Now pt. 1

    Join Miranda as she speaks to Ian Milsted, Howard Jones, and Glyn Davies about the history and development of three archaeological units: York Archaeological Trust, Trent & Peak, and ArcHeritage.

    Is there more to York than Viking archaeology? Was Nottingham always destined to be tied to York? And is there anything in Sheffield from before the industrial revolution? Listen for these answers and more!

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    • 41 min
    16 - Archaeology Mythbusting: Trowel and Error

    16 - Archaeology Mythbusting: Trowel and Error

    Ever wondered what it was really like to be an archaeologist? From the ancient origins to modern day archaeologists, it's a world full of discovery and dirt. Join Miranda as she talks to Arran Johnson about the early days of archaeology, Indiana Jones, and even Arran's favourite find.

    Click here to book onto one of our walking tours this summer!

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    • 22 min
    15 - Richard III and York

    15 - Richard III and York

    This episode, we’re stepping out of the Viking era to talk about a topic near and dear to York: Richard III. One of the most controversial rulers in British history, York has always been loyal to the memory of Richard. But why? To understand that, we spoke with Matthew Lewis, chair of the Richard III Society, author of several books on the Wars of the Roses, and one of the hosts of History Hit’s new podcast Gone Medieval. He explains how Richard helped York out of a few sticky situations when he was still a Duke, how Richard championed the common man during his time in Yorkshire, and how his trip to York after his coronation may have led to his downfall.

    Want to find Matthew? Check out his website, twitter, and new podcast!

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    • 36 min
    14 - Old Norse for Modern Times

    14 - Old Norse for Modern Times

    Ever wanted to speak like a Viking but disappointed that language apps never have that option? Have no fear - we spoke to Ian Sharpe, author of the Vikingverse series and co-author of the new book "Old Norse for Modern Times," a phrase book for those moments when modern languages just aren't enough. Ian told us about the process of making this book, the beauty of Old Norse, and just how on Midgard Old Norse words for "wifi" and "binge watching" were developed.

    Want to grab a copy of "Old Norse for Modern Times"? Click here!

    Follow Ian on Twitter or on his website, where you can also find his books!

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    • 20 min
    13 - Reenactors for the Record

    13 - Reenactors for the Record

    Reenactment is so much more than people dressing up in a field and hitting each other with blunted weapons - though it definitely involves that too! Join us as we talk to four reenactors and living history interpreters who tell us about how they got started, their particular area of expertise, and what they love the best about reenactment and living history!

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    Schola Normannorum
    Eboracum Early Dance / Dance the Past

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    • 36 min

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