Dr. Steven Ashby

Steven P. Ashby is Senior Lecturer in Medieval Archaeology at the University of York in England, where he has won several prizes for teaching, and has run large funding projects on craft, trade, and domestic activity in Viking-Age Britain and Scandinavia. He received his MSc in Zooarchaeology, and his PhD in Archaeology from the University of York. A specialist on the Vikings, Dr. Ashby is the author of numerous articles and books including A Viking Way of Life and Pocket Museum: Vikings (in Press with Thames and Hudson). He is the co-organizer of the Craft Networks in Viking Towns Project – https://www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/research/current-projects/cnvt/ (also soon to be published) and The Vikings Studies Research Group – https://www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/staff/academic-staff/steve-ashby/vikings/ . Dr. Ashby is also the Co-Director of the Torpel Manor Field Archaeological Research Project – https://www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/research/project-archives/torpel/, and has been a featured speaker and historical consultant on TV and radio in the U.K. and internationally. He recently worked on Real Vikings, co-hosting a film based in Arctic Norway with members of the cast of the History Channel’s Vikings series. Dr. Ashby’s knowledge of the Vikings, along with his enthusiastic teaching style and love of Scandinavia makes him an ideal study leader for this trip.

Tours Led by Steven Ashby

  • Scandinavian Tour: The Vikings of Denmark, Norway & SwedenScandinavian Tour: The Vikings of Denmark, Norway & Sweden
    June 30 - Jul 14, 2023 | Steven Ashby 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.