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 www.ahrc.ac.uk.