Academic Engagement & Research Lead
Academic Engagement and Research Lead, Museums and Special Collections, University of Aberdeen
Teaching Fellow in Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen
Research Fellow for University of Aberdeen project: 'Pathways to Power: The Rise of the Early Kingdoms of the North'.
AHRC-funded Cultural Engagement post, developing researcher-led events in University of Aberdeen May Festival.
Coordinator of Medieval Nordic Laws Project (funded by Leverhulme Trust)
- PhD Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic2004 - University of CambridgeRoyal Entertainment in Three Norse Kings' Saga Compilations: Morkinskinna, Heimskringla, and Fagrskinna
- MPhil Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic1999 - University of Cambridge
- MA(Hons) Scandinavian Studies1998 - University of Edinburgh
Emerging interests in themes related to use of museums and special collections. Core research background: medieval literary, legal and other cultural history (Scandinavia and the British Isles).
Cruel and Unusual: an intermedia, research-based performance, with Adam Cresser, Ross Whyte and Candy Hatherley (11th May 2013, Divinity Library, University of Aberdeen).
Cruel and Unusual (The Witching Hour): reworking of 2013 performance (24th April 2014, Woodend Barn)
Available for co-supervision of research projects. Previous experience in training, co-supervising and examining PhD researchers.
Funding and Grants
'Open to All: digital engagement with the University of Aberdeen museum collections', Museums Galleries Scotland (2021-2022)
'Caring and Sharing: responsible curation of the North American cultural collections at the University of Aberdeen', Museums Galleries Scotland (2019-2022)
'Artists, Academics and Ancient Texts Performance Workshops', AHRC Collaborative Skills Development Award (May 2014-Feb 2015).
Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Newcastle, Glasgow School of Art, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
During these workshops, PhD candidates and early career researchers from a mixture of arts and humanities backgrounds responded creatively to ancient texts, and explored the nature of their creative responses, guided by Lisa Collinson (medievalist) and Ruth Barker (performance artist). A core workshop for nine participants washeld at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow in October 2014, and follow-up workshops with scratch performances were held in Aberdeen and Glasgow during the following weeks.
Available to help design and deliver collections-related teaching. Significant previous experience teaching and co-ordinating history and literature courses at the University of Aberdeen.
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The Borgarthing Law and the Eidsivathing Law: The Laws of Eastern NorwayRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group, Oxford. 170 pagesBooks and Reports: Books
Review of The Vikings in Ireland and beyond: before and after the battle of Clontarf ed. by Howard B. Clarke and Ruth Johnson (Dublin, 2015)Celtica, vol. 30, pp. 214-217Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
Welsh Law in Thirteenth-Century Sweden: Women, Beasts, and PlayersSpeculum, vol. 92, no. 3, pp. 755-786Contributions to Journals: Articles
Theorizing Old Norse MythBrepols Publishers, Turnhout. 272 pagesBooks and Reports: Books
The Lewis Chessmen: New PerspectivesArchaeological Journal, vol. 173, no. 2, pp. 380Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
Five minutes: a methodologyTrue North. Vermehren, A. I. (ed.). Timespan/Helmsdale Heritage and Arts Society, pp. 56-58, 3 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Medieval Nordic sources: a short artists' guideTrue North. Vermehren, A. I. (ed.). Timespan/Helmsdale Heritage and Arts Society, pp. 20-23, 4 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Review of Peter Fjågesund, The Dream of the North: A Cultural History to 1920 (Amsterdam, 2014)Northern Studies: the journal of the Scottish Society for Northern Studies, vol. 47 (2015), pp. 153-155Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
Ancient cattle mysteries: Rhynie and beyondLeopard Magazine, vol. Dec/Jan, pp. 59-61Contributions to Journals: Articles
New Approaches to Early Law in ScandinaviaBrepols, Turnhout. 206 pagesBooks and Reports: Books