Arngrímur Vídalín: Bitvy na filmovém páse / Arngrímur Vídalín: Celluloid Warfare

As Vikings and Old Norse mythological material seems to be reaching its apex of popularity in pop culture, the question becomes ever more pressing as to what is actually true about how this material is represented in film, literature and video games. In this lecture, Dr. Arngrímur Vídalín will explore some common themes in how Vikings are represented in film, in television shows such as History Channel’s Vikings and the Norwegian series Norsemen, and compare them with the reality of medieval Scandinavians and their place in European history, in an attempt to answer the question: What does the term Viking even mean? Given the many Viking stereotypes that have arisen over the last few decades, the result will no doubt be surprising to many