Judith  Jesch Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Judith Jesch

Professor of Viking Studies
University of Nottingham

As Professor of Viking Studies at the University of Nottingham, I teach various aspects of Old Norse and Viking Studies to students at all levels. My research has always focused on the relationships of language, texts and contexts in the Viking Age and medieval Scandinavia, with a particular focus on runic inscriptions, skaldic verse and historical sagas. I also write on questions of orality and literacy, geography, migration and diaspora, and Scandinavian contacts with the British Isles.


I was educated at the Universities of Pennsylvania (USA), Durham (UK, BA in English Language and Medieval Literature), Oslo (Norway, Leverhulme Study Abroad Studentship) and London (PhD in Scandinavian Studies, UCL). Before coming to Nottingham in 1985, I worked as a Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universit├Ąt, Frankfurt am Main (Germany). During my time at Nottingham I have been Head of the School of English Studies (2001-4), and was promoted to Professor of Viking Studies in 2002.


    PhD, University of London, 1984

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Runology, Old Norse Language and Literature, Viking Studies



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