Exploring the Northern World

The Scottish Society for Northern Studies explores the historical interrelationships between the Scandinavian, Celtic, and Scottish worlds through public events and scholarly research.

About the Society


Our Books

Over the years, the Society has published over a dozen monographs and conference proceedings, dating as far back as 1978.

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The Scottish Society for Northern Studies offers an annual prize of £200 for the best essay submitted by a younger scholar.

How to Apply


Become a Member

Membership is open to all, and new subscriptions are very welcome. Membership applications and renewals may be made online.

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Every year, the Society organises various one-day symposia and other events, among which the Annual General Meeting in November. Residential conferences are also regularly organised.

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Our Journal

Northern Studies is the peer-reviewed journal of the Scottish Society for Northern Studies. Since its initial instalment in 1973, over 50 volumes of Northern Studies have been published. All but the newest edition can be found here in Open Access.

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