"Animals and Humans in Viking Art"
Nancy Wicker, Professor of Art History at The University of Mississippi, researches the art of Scandanavia during the Early Medieval Period, from the Migration Period of the 5th and 6th centuries through the Viking Age (c. 750-1100). Professor Wicker is Co-Director of Project Andvari, an international collaborative project to create a free digital portal of early medieval artifacts from the 4th to the 12th centuries, which is supported by a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Recent publications include "Decolonizing Gold Bracteates: From Late Roman Medallions to Scandanavian Migration Period Pendants," in Postcolinizing the Medieval Image (Routledge, 2017) and "The Reception of Figurative Art beyond the Frontier: Scandinavian Encounters with Roman Numismatic Imagery," in Rome and the Worlds Beyond Roman Frontiers: The Eleventh Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Brill, 2016). She has also published on gender and archaeology, female infanticide during the Viking Age, and runic literacy.