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Lecture: Foreigners at Fröjel? A Study of Mobility in a Viking Age Port of Trade on Gotland, Sweden

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 6:30pm

Join 2013 ASI Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden winner Emily Peschel as she shares the results of her studies in Sweden.  ASI awarded Peschel $3,300 to put towards her project “Swedish Viking Mobility: Determining origins of Ridanäs Vikings buried at a port of trade on Gotland, Sweden”.

The Viking Age in Scandinavia was a time of great mobility and is most often remembered by the Viking’s oversea voyages that led to raiding and trading.   Peschel investigated the occurrence of migration in the Viking Age trading port of Ridanäs, on the island of Gotland, Sweden. Peschel hypothesized that the site consisted of locals and non-locals who came to Gotland to take advantage of the economic prosperity that occurred at Viking ports. Through strontium isotope analysis, a method used by archaeologists to determine if individuals in a population were local or non-local., Peschel investigated migration. The surprising results from her research contribute new data to the study of Viking mobility.  

Included with museum admission (free for ASI members). Registration recommended. Sign up online or call  612-871-4907.

About Emily Peschel:

ASI Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden recipient Emily Peschel is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota. She received her B.A. in anthropology from McGill University in Montreal, QC, and is currently working toward a master’s degree in forensic anthropology from Boston University School of Medicine. Emily’s future research goals are centered on bioarchaeology—in particular, Viking bioarchaeology.

About the ASI Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden:  

The Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden is named for Cornelia Malmberg, a lifelong educator who taught outside the United States for many years. After retirement, the Winthrop, Minnesota native took an interest in the work of the Institute, which led her to establish the program.The Malmberg Scholarship for Study in Sweden grants significant funding (up to $10,000) for up to one year of study or research in Sweden to a U.S. resident who is either (a) a student enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university in the U.S. whose current study can be supplemented by time in Sweden, or (b) a qualified scholar engaged in study or research in the U.S. whose work can be enhanced by study in Sweden.

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