Dr Lisa Collinson

Dr Lisa Collinson
Dr Lisa Collinson

Dr Lisa Collinson

Academic Engagement & Research Lead

About

Museums and Special Collections, University of Aberdeen

Digital & Information Services

Biography

2018-

Academic Engagement and Research Lead, Museums and Special Collections, University of Aberdeen

2015-2018

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)

 

Qualifications

  • PhD Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic 
    2004 - University of Cambridge 
    Royal Entertainment in Three Norse Kings' Saga Compilations: Morkinskinna, Heimskringla, and Fagrskinna
  • MPhil Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic 
    1999 - University of Cambridge 
  • MA(Hons) Scandinavian Studies 
    1998 - University of Edinburgh 
Research

Research Overview

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). 

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)

Supervision

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.

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

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. 

Publications

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  • The Borgarthing Law and the Eidsivathing Law: The Laws of Eastern Norway

    Collinson, L., Landro, T. (ed.), Nilsson, B. (ed.)
    Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
    Books 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)

    Collinson, L.
    Celtica, vol. 30, pp. 214-217
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
  • Welsh Law in Thirteenth-Century Sweden: Women, Beasts, and Players

    Collinson, L.
    Speculum, vol. 92, no. 3, pp. 755-786
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Theorizing Old Norse Myth

    Brink, S. (ed.), Collinson, L. (ed.)
    Brepols Publishers, Turnhout. 272 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • The Lewis Chessmen: New Perspectives

    Collinson, L., Caldwell, D. (ed.), Hall, M. A. (ed.)
    Archaeological Journal, vol. 173, no. 2, pp. 380
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
  • Five minutes: a methodology

    Collinson, L. A.
    True North. Vermehren, A. I. (ed.). Timespan/Helmsdale Heritage and Arts Society, pp. 56-58, 3 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Medieval Nordic sources: a short artists' guide

    Collinson, L. A.
    True North. Vermehren, A. I. (ed.). Timespan/Helmsdale Heritage and Arts Society, pp. 20-23, 4 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Review of Peter Fj├ągesund, The Dream of the North: A Cultural History to 1920 (Amsterdam, 2014)

    Collinson, L. A.
    Northern Studies: the journal of the Scottish Society for Northern Studies, vol. 47 (2015), pp. 153-155
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
  • Ancient cattle mysteries: Rhynie and beyond

    Collinson, L. A.
    Leopard Magazine, vol. Dec/Jan, pp. 59-61
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • New Approaches to Early Law in Scandinavia

    Brink, S. (ed.), Collinson, L. (ed.)
    Brepols, Turnhout. 206 pages
    Books and Reports: Books

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