Using a range of Latin and Old Norse texts, this talk will follow the Caithness-Sutherland border from an imagined Pictish past, through the Viking Age and the Late Norse Period, into the Early-Modern era.
“It’s an on-line talk by Professor Peter Marshall of the University of Warwick, hosted by the Institute for Northern Studies, UHI”
Video recordings of this conference are now available
Ken Stewart gives a talk on John Rae’s boyhood in Orkney, his medical training and work as a doctor, his Arctic expeditions and how he solved the two great remaining mysteries of the Arctic.
The Edge refers to a two-day online conference this December which will mark the culmination of almost two years of seminars, blogs and other activities
For anyone who missed the 2021 Orkney International Science Festival, fear not, for the talks are available online.
Artist Femke Herregraven talks about her work relating to the bubonic plague, and the links between finance and disease.
On the 24th May 1941 the mighty Hood, a unique battlecruiser of her day, sank within 3 minutes. There were only 3 survivors – 1, 415 died on that day.
The excavation at the Iron Age site at The Cairns, South Ronaldsay, is the subject of the next talk hosted by the Orkney Archaeology Society.
Great news that Orkney’s extremely successful International Science Festival will again go online for 2021 2nd to 8th of September.