Dr Lisa Collinson

Teaching Fellow

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 274191
Email: l.a.collinson@abdn.ac.uk
Personal website:

Cruel and Unusual facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/cruelandunusualaberdeen

Address: CB503, 50-52 College Bounds, Old Aberdeen

Biography

2015-

Teaching Fellow in Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen

2012-2015

Research Fellow for University of Aberdeen project: 'Pathways to Power: The Rise of the Early Kingdoms of the North'.

Feb-May 2013

AHRC-funded Cultural Engagement post, developing researcher-led events in University of Aberdeen May Festival.

2009-2012

Coordinator of Medieval Nordic Laws Project (funded by Leverhulme Trust)

PhD: Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic (University of Cambridge)

Research Interests

Medieval literary and cultural history (Scandinavia and the British Isles)

Current Research

Medieval legal literature (Scandinavia and the British Isles)

Collaborations

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)

Research Grants

'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.

Teaching Responsibilities

2015

HI 1526 Vikings! (co-ordinator/lecturer/tutor)

HI 1523 Renaissances and Reformations (tutor)

HI 1022 Europe in the Twentieth Century (tutor)

Access to Degree Studies: History (co-ordinator/lecturer)

2011-12

CE 301Q Back in the Viking Homelands; HI 1020 Vikings! (occasional)

2010-11

CE 1532 Celtic Scotland (co-ordinator/lecturer)

2009-10

CU 5510 Trolls, Druids, and the Walking Dead (co-ordinator / lecturer / tutor)
CE 3085/4085 Tales of Vengeance and Enchantment: Medieval Irish Sagas (co-ordinator / lecturer / tutor)
HI 1018 Vikings! (tutor)

2008-9

Tutor: Vikings; Romans, Celts, Druids, Warriors; Celtic Scotland; Renaissance and Reformations; Europe in the Twentieth Century

Admin Responsibilities

Erasmus co-ordinator (History)

Hamlet: Media / Public Engagement (Select)

Media: BBC (Weekly World News Quiz), Guardian,The Times (Scotland), The Times of India, Politiken and Politiken (Helge)Irish Independent, Irish Times.com, CBS News.com, pravda.ru

Public Lecture: 'Who is Hamlet? or What's in a Wounded Name?' Word Festival (2011)

'A New Etymology for Hamlet? The Names Amlethus, Amloði and Admlithi', Review of English Studies (2011), 675-94

Abstract:
http://res.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/hgr008?ijkey=x2tJXuQZmwzekht&keytype=ref

Full Text:
http://res.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/hgr008?ijkey=x2tJXuQZmwzekht&keytype=ref

PDF:
http://res.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/hgr008?ijkey=x2tJXuQZmwzekht&keytype=ref

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