The Viking Age June 2023
An introduction to Viking History. Each week historian Terri Barnes takes you through a different aspect of the lives of Norse peoples who lived during the Viking Age from roughly AD 750 to 1100.
This six-week course features weekly live video sessions with the instructor plus resources and readings. The next course starts Monday, June 19th with a live class from 4:00 - 6:00pm Eastern U.S. time (1:00pm Pacific). Enroll now to secure your spot.
Society and Aspects of Daily Life
Politics and Leadership
Expansion into the Wider World
Norse Language and Art
The Coming of Christianity
“This is such an interesting class and with a professor who I'm convinced was born to teach it. Any student interested in Viking history should count themselves lucky to learn from her! She is so knowledgeable about the subject yet approachable and nonjudgmental about student questions. That is to say, Professor Barnes creates the perfect learning environment for learning about history.”
“Her passion for the material and for scholarship in general is incredibly contagious.”
“I have always liked history, but until her classes, I had no idea that I loved history.”
“Terri keeps the class fresh and fun with each week being a different aspect or particular theme of Viking culture or life. Taking this Viking History class was one of the most rewarding experiences I've had.”
“Being given the opportunity to take Terri’s Viking History course has had a profoundly positive impact on me as a student.”
“Professor Barnes's passion for her subject creates an extremely fun and enriching learning environment. Her Viking History class is worth every amount of money and energy I used for it.”
“You're in good hands with Prof. Terri Barnes. She is a master teacher whose classes on the Viking Age fill in a flash, and a sensitive and insightful interpreter of the medieval Scandinavian past. I have learned a great deal from her. You will, too.”Dr. John Ott, History Dept. Chair, Portland State University
“Let Terri Barnes be your guide to the Vikings! This course has it all – covering the Viking Age holistically from the Vikings’ idea of a good time back home in Scandinavia, to their shocking raids on English monasteries, and their intrepid transatlantic voyages that saw them reach the eastern shores of North America. An accomplished teacher of Scandinavian history and a published author in the field of Viking Studies, Terri expertly shows how English chronicles, Icelandic sagas, Arab travelogues, and recent archaeological and scientific discoveries can be woven together to tell an unprecedentedly vivid story of the Vikings.”Dr. Davide Zori, Associate Professor of History and Archaeology, Baylor University