The Norn Language of Orkney: Its Life and Afterlife

Activity: KE and Outreach activitiesTypes of External academic engagement - Hosting an academic visitor


The Orkney Viking Heritage Project is a training programme for PhD students and early career researchers in the field of Old Norse-Icelandic and Viking Studies (ONIVS), which aims to extend academic research about the Viking diaspora and its tangible and non-tangible heritage in the British Isles. The Project addresses the evident skills gap in the Strategic Area of Heritage and engages with the Emerging Theme of Translating Cultures. It comprises a Preparatory Workshop in Oxford bringing together academics, young scholars and heritage professionals, and a Field School in Orkney providing hands-on experience of a heritage landscape, and will enable the translation of findings into accessible multi-media formats for public dissemination as exhibition resources. The theme of this year's Midlands Viking Symposium is linked to the Project. The Orkney Viking Heritage Project is a collaborative initiative led by the following institutions:   The Faculty of English, University of Oxford The Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge  The School of English, University of Nottingham The Centre for Nordic Studies, University of the Highlands and Islands It is funded by a Collaborative Skills Development Grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). For more information on funding see
Period15 Apr 201319 Apr 2013
Event titleOrkney Viking Heritage Project
Event typeWorkshop
LocationKirkwall, United KingdomShow on map