Andrew Jennings

Andrew Jennings, MA MSc PhD FrHist

Associate Professor

  • ZE 1 0UN

    United Kingdom

  • United Kingdom

1998 …2024

Research activity per year

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Research Expertise

Scottish History in the Early Historic Period, including the Gaels, Picts and Norse

Onomastics, particularly the Gaelic and Norse placenames of Scotland

The History of Shetland through the ages.

The Folklore of Shetland

Island Studies

Teaching Expertise

Viking Scotland

Early Medieval Scotland

History of Shetland

Scottish Folklore

Island Studies

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, University of Stirling

Award Date: 1 Jan 2001

Doctor of Philosophy, Gael and Norse in Western Scotland c.795 to c.1000, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 1994

Master of Arts, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 1986


  • D111 Medieval History
  • Vikings
  • Shetland
  • Scotland
  • Hebrides
  • Gaels
  • Picts
  • DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia
  • Vikings
  • Norway
  • Norgesveldet
  • GR Folklore
  • Shetland
  • Gygr
  • Magic
  • GT Manners and customs
  • Shetland
  • Belief
  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • Onomastics
  • GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
  • Island Studies


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