William Fitzhugh | Friday, 15 September 2006 - Saturday, 16 September 2006
In mid-September, Bill Fitzhugh, Director of the Arctic Studies Center at the Smithsonian Institution, traveled to Rhode Island to present lectures focused on "The Lure of Providence: Vikings, Romance, and Archaeology." His talks were part of a public mini-festival entitled "The Vikings Return!". The goal of the festival was to explore the history and culture of the Vikings, Viking Age exploration in North America and the North Atlantic region, and the roles Canada, New England, and Rhode Island played in the development of Americans' understanding of and preconceptions about the Viking Age.
Fitzhugh also spoke with Brown University students and faculty about current research on Vikings in North America.