Judith Jesch

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Judith Jesch
Academic background
Alma materDurham University,
University College London
Academic work
InstitutionsUniversity of Nottingham

Judith Jesch (born 1954) is professor of Viking studies at the University of Nottingham. Jesch is chair of the international Runic Advisory Group and president of the English Place-Name Society.[1]


Jesch received her advanced education at Durham University and University College London. She was keynote speaker at the 2015 Norse in the North Conference.[2]

She is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Antiquaries of London and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Women in the Viking Age. Boydell & Brewer Ltd. 1991. ISBN 978-0-85115-360-5.[3]
  • Ships and Men in the Late Viking Age: The Vocabulary of Runic Inscriptions and Skaldic Verse. Boydell & Brewer. 1 January 2001. ISBN 978-0-85115-826-6.
  • Epigraphic Literacy and Christian Identity. Brepols, 2012. (Edited with K. Zilmer) ISBN 9782503542942
  • Viking Poetry of Love and War. The British Museum Press, 2013. ISBN 9780714128306
  • "Earl Rögnvaldr of Orkney: A Poet of the Viking Diaspora", Journal of the North Atlantic, Special Volume 4, 2013, pp. 154–60.
  • "Runes and Words: Runic Lexicography in Context", Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies. 4, 77-100, 2013.
  • The Viking Diaspora. Taylor & Francis. 5 June 2015. ISBN 978-1-317-48253-6.


  1. ^ Judith Jesch. University of Nottingham. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  2. ^ https://norseinthenorth.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/keynote-address-announcement-professor-judith-jesch/
  3. ^ Larrington, Carolyne ((1992 [1993])). "Review of Women in the Viking Age" (PDF). alvíssmál 1. pp. 109–10. Check date values in: |year= (help)

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