SSNS 2019 Day Conference & AGM

With Our Backs to the Ocean: People, Land and Environment in Scotland and the North Atlantic Rim

The full conference programme was as follows:

09.30 – 10.10  Coffee/tea and registration

  • 10.10 – 11.10  The Hermann Pálsson Memorial Lecture
    Poul Holm (Trinity College Dublin)
    ‘Novel Wealth – Iceland, Faroes, Shetland and the Cod, c. 1450-1750’
  • 11.10 – 11.50  Philip Slavin (University of Stirling)
    ‘The Second Wave: the pestis secunda of 1362 in Scotland in its wider environmental and socio-economic context’
  • 11.50 –12.30 Mari Todd (University of the Highlands and Islands)
    New Directions in Northern Studies
    : ‘Intergenerational Coastal Rowing: Rural Community Perceptions of its Effects on Shared Social Identity, Connection to Place, and Enhanced Wellbeing. ‘

12.30 – 13.20  Lunch

13.20 – 14.00  SSNS AGM (Including presentation of the 2019 Magnus Magnusson Memorial Essay Prize)

  • 14.00 – 14.40  Andrew Dugmore (University of Edinburgh)
    ‘Glory days, disasters and lessons for the future from the Norse settlement of Iceland and Greenland: Learning from Vikings: archaeological lessons for 21st-century climate change adaptation’

14.40 – 15.10  Coffee/tea

  • 15.10 – 15.50  Joanna Hambly (University of St Andrews)
    ‘Learning from Loss: rescue archaeology and coastal erosion in the north of Scotland’
  • 15.50 – 16.30  Richard Oram (University of Stirling)
    ‘Returning to the Edge: Marginality and Resilience in Scotland’s Atlantic Seaboards, c. 1300-c. 1500’


Nov 23 2019


10:15 am - 4:30 pm
Soutar Theatre, AK Bell Library


Soutar Theatre, AK Bell Library
2-8 York Place, Perth, PH2 8EP
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