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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

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, University of Stirling

Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Arts


  • 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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Research Output 1998 2017


Reeploeg, S. & Jennings, A., Apr 2017, Northern Atlantic Islands and the Sea: Seascapes and Dreamscapes. Jennings, A., Reeploeg, S. & Watt, A. (eds.). Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 1-9 10 p. 1

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Our Islands Our Future: Purposeful Opportunism at its Best

Jennings, A., 15 Sep 2017, From Black Horses to White Steeds: Building Community Resilience. Brinklow, L. & Gibson, R. (eds.). Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: Island Studies Press, p. 10-29 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)


The Northern Atlantic Islands and the Sea: Dreamscapes and Seascapes

Reeploeg, S., Jennings, A., Watt, A., Tulinius, T., Poilvez, M., Ceolin, M., Gunnell, T., Egilsdóttir, Á., Burns, K., Parsons, G., Heiniger, A. K., Clarke, S., Murray, J., Ralph, V., Renwick, E. & Napier, I., 1 Apr 2017, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 270 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

North Atlantic
Old Norse

Three Scottish Coastal Names of Note: Earra-Ghàidheal, Satíriseið, and Skotlandsfirðir

Jennings, A., Nov 2017, The New Coastal History: Cultural and Environmental Perspectives from Scotland and Beyond. Worthington, D. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 119-129 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Old Norse
Place Names

Continuity? Christianity and Shetland

Jennings, A., 1 Nov 2016, Shetland and the Viking World: Papers from the Proceedings of the Seventeenth Viking Congress. Turner, V. (ed.). Lerwick: Shetland Amenity Trust, p. 47-54 8 p.

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


Royal Historical Society

Andrew Jennings (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 1999 2015

Vikings in the Northern Isles and Beyond Networked Evening Class

Andrew Jennings (Lecturer)
5 Jan 201526 Jan 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Journal of the North Atlantic (Journal)

Andrew Jennings (Peer reviewer)
Apr 2015

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

North Atlantic Forum 2015 - Building Community Resilience: Innovation, Culture, and Governance in Place

Andrew Jennings (Speaker)
15 Sep 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Scottish Society for Northern Studies

Andrew Jennings (Invited speaker)
8 Apr 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

UPEI Institute of Island Studies Advisory Committee

Andrew Jennings (External Examiner)
2015 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Press / Media

Shetland Folklore

Andrew Jennings


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Teaching