Organization profile

Organisation profile

Orkney leads research for UHI in three areas, each of which submitted to the REF2014. These areas, Agronomy, Archaeology and Nordic Studies have a particular resonance in an island community with close Nordic ties, superlative archaeological sites and where agriculture has been a core industry for generations.Research activity is also developing in the field of art and textiles and this enthusiasm to explore new horizons characterises the enthusiasm of staff to be at the forefront of their discipline.

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    Anne Bevan

    Person: Academic Research Active

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    Stefan Brink

    Person: Academic Research Active



    Research Output

    Care for the Future: Heritage Education in the context of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and other island communities

    Downes, J., Torres Hochstetter, F., Keir, A., Torres Jeria, P., Richards, C. & Welham, K., 1 Aug 2020, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific. Vogt, B. (ed.). (Forschungen zur Archäologie Außereuropäischer Kulturen).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Identifying seaweed consumption by sheep using isotope analysis of their bones and teeth: Modern reference δ13C and δ15N values and their archaeological implications

    Mainland, I., Blanz, M., Taggart, M., Richards, M., Balasse, M., Ascough, P., Wolfhagen, J. & Feldmann, J., 30 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Archaeological Science.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Later Prehistoric and Norse Communities in the Northern Isles: Multi-Proxy Environmental Investigations on Orkney

    Timpany, S., Mighall, T., Foster, I., Martinaz Cortizas, A., Owen, O., Krus, A. & Kamerling, I., 10 Aug 2020, In : Environmental Archaeology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    Andante Travel Archaeology Award

    Card, Nick (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Project Award


    Norwegian Archaeological Review (Journal)

    Antonia Thomas (Peer reviewer)

    1 Apr 202030 Apr 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Heritage on the Edge

    Jane Downes (Speaker), & Will Megarry (Speaker)

    6 Oct 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Shanghai Archaeology Forum

    Nick Card (Invited speaker)


    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Press / Media

    'Mask of Integrity' Design Innovation Inspired by Viking Women

    Donna Heddle


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Why Were This Ancient Scottish Tomb's Chambers Built Upside Down?

    Nick Card


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research


    Kirkwall Township Heritage Initiative Viking Walk

    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

    The Last Days of Hakon the Old

    Victoria Whitworth (Participant)

    Impact: Cultural Impacts

    Translocation Excavation Project

    Keir Magalie Strickland (Participant)

    Impact: Cultural Impacts

    Student theses

    Runic writing in Orkney: expression of a Norse identity?

    Author: Freund, A., 26 Feb 2020

    Supervisor: Sanmark, A. (Supervisor) & Brink, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by UHI)


    Today's No Ground to Stand Upon: A Study of the Life and Poetry of George Campbell Hay

    Author: Artymiuk, A., 29 Aug 2019

    Supervisor: Heddle, D. (Supervisor), Riach, A. (External person) (Supervisor) & Baker, T. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)


    Romantic subjectivity: women’s identity in their nineteenth-century travel writing about Scotland

    Author: Beattie-Smith, G., 5 Jun 2017

    Supervisor: Heddle, D. (Supervisor), Fielding, P. (External person) (Supervisor) & Lumsden, A. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)