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The Orkney and Shetland Islands, along with Caithness on the Scottish mainland, are identified primarily in terms of their nordic cultural and linguistic heritage. The work of the Institute for Northern Studies is to rediscover, preserve and interpret local culture for future generations.
This interdisciplinary research centre has bases in both Orkney and Shetland.
The Institute has the following four strategic aims
- To promote and publicise research in Nordic Studies, focusing on Orkney and Shetland studies.
- To promote Orkney and Shetland culture and stimulate debate. The Centre will provide educational opportunities at secondary and tertiary level for both local and external students.
- To provide an overarching focus for locative research in Orkney and Shetland, including their relationship to the North Atlantic Rim.
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Tuna Revisited. The place-name Tuna, the diffusion of linguistic innovations and the emergence of central places in Northern Europe during the first millennium A.D.
Brink, S. & Vikstrand, P.
1/04/19 → 30/09/22
Sanmark, A. & Hall, M.
31/03/20 → 31/03/21
Intracultural dialogue as a precursor to cross-community initiatives: the Irish language among Protestants/unionists in Northern IrelandNic Craith, M. & Mcdermott, P., 19 Apr 2022, In: Identities. p. 1-19
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Brink, S., 2021, Myth, Magic, and Memory in Early Scandinavian Narrative Culture: Studies in Honour of Stephen A. Mitchell . Glauser, J., Hermann, P., Harris, J. & Brink, S. (eds.). Brepols Publishers, p. 339-350 11 p. (Acta Scandinavica; vol. 11).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
Pan-Island Survey of the Creative Economy in the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland: Survey commissioned to establish accurate details around the number of professional practitioners and their subject disciplines contributing to the creative economy in the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland.Jennings, A., Jun 2021, (Unpublished) 35 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportFile
Donna Heddle (Speaker)31 Oct 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
Press / Media
Royal Academy of Engineering: Cross-Academy Funding Awarded to Eight Interdisciplinary Research Projects
1 item of Media coverage
1 item of Media coverage
2 items of Media coverage
Ragnhild Ljosland (Participant), Alexandra Sanmark (Participant), Donna Heddle (Participant), Victoria Whitworth (Participant), Crawford Barbara (Participant), Olwyn Owen (Participant), James Barrett (Participant) & Christopher Gee (Participant)
Impact: Economic Impacts
Victoria Whitworth (Participant)
Impact: Cultural Impacts
Words and Waves: Ecological Dialogism as an Approach to Discourse, Community, and Marine Renewable Energy in OrkneyAuthor: Ford, R., 21 Jan 2022
Supervisor: Heddle, D. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Philosophy (awarded by UHI)File
29 Mar 2021
Student thesis: Master's Thesis › Master of Research (awarded by UHI)File