What happened to the men and women who were sold on the Dublin slave market in the early middle ages? Some were taken off to places as far away as Iceland, Scandinavia, Normandy and the Spanish Caliphate. A few of their voices have survived to be told.
Speaker: Poul Holm
Date: Tuesday, August 21st 2012. A series of monthly lunchtime lectures during 2012 at the Wood Quay Venue by the Friends of Medieval Dublin and Dublin City Council.
Poul Holm is Professor of Humanities at Trinity Long Room Hub, a prestigious research institute for the Arts and Humanities. He has been senior curator at the Maritime and Fisheries Museum in Esberg in Denmark and a Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. He is a former President of the European Society for Environmental History. He has published widely on Viking settlements in Dublin and on European maritime history.