The Norn Language of Orkney: Its Life and Afterlife

Ljosland, R. (Speaker)

Activity: OtherTypes 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 2013 - 19 Apr 2013
Held atOrkney Viking Heritage Project
Event typeWorkshop
LocationKirkwall, United Kingdom