Dawn Hadley & Julian Richards

Julian D. Richards received his BA from the University of Cambridge and his PhD from Staffordshire University in Archaeology & Anthropology. He is presently Professor of Archaeology at York University, the director of the Centre for Digital Heritage at the university, and the founding director of The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities, a doctoral training partnership between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. In 2012, while he was Director of the Department of Archaeology, he was presented with a Vice-Chancellor’s Gold Award for Excellence in recognition of his successful leadership of the Department. A specialist on Anglo-Saxon and Viking Age archaeology, he has published extensively both digitally and in scholarly journals, and has written several books including Viking Age England, The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction, and The Significance of Form and Decoration of Anglo-Saxon Cremation Burials. With Dawn Hadley, The Viking Great Army and the Making of a Nation will be published in 2021.

Dawn M. Hadley received her BA from the University of Hull and her PhD in history from the University of Birmingham. She is professor of Medieval Archaeology at the University of York in England and Director, White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities. Dr. Hadley has published widely on the society and cultures of Anglo-Saxon England and the Viking Age including Everyday Life in Viking Towns: Social Approaches to Towns in England and Ireland , Masculinity in Medieval Europe, and The Vikings in England: Settlement, Society and Culture. She has been the invited speaker on the Vikings at international conferences including in Russia, Iceland and the USA. Professors Hadley and Richards were editors for Cultures in Contact: Scandinavian Settlement in England in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries. Their co-authored book The Viking Great Army and the Making of a Nation will be published in 2021. 

Tours Led by Dawn Hadley & Julian Richards

  • Scandinavian Tour: The Vikings of Denmark, Germany, Norway & SwedenScandinavian Tour: The Vikings of Denmark, Germany, Norway & Sweden
    June 19 - July 3, 2021 / Julian Richards & Dawn Hadley More than 1,000 years ago, the Vikings dominated northern Europe from their base in Scandinavia. Travel through Denmark, Germany, Norway, and Sweden to view the remains of this culture including wooden stave churches, petroglyph sites, pre-Christian stone ship graves, Viking fortresses, and six UNESCO World Heritage Sites.