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Valhalla! conference: Wild women, strong ale and the walking dead [Inverness] ...

25 August 2017

Starts: 09:30
Ends: 16:30

Wild Women, Strong Ale and the Walking Dead



9.30am – 4.30pm

£25 (packed lunch included)


Chair – Dr Victoria Whitworth


Dr Stephen Harrison, Glasgow University

Wild Women and Ancient Landscapes – Rethinking Scottish Viking Graves


Dr Alexandra Sanmark, Centre for Nordic Studies, UHI Kirkwall

The Assembly in Norse Society – with some examples from Scotland


Dr Steve Ashby, Archaeology Department, York University

Into the Melting Pot: Food and Identity in the Viking Age


Andrea Blendl, Centre for Nordic Studies, UHI, Kirkwall

Women’s identities in the Norse diaspora – the runic evidence


Dr Clare Downham, Institute of Irish Studies, Liverpool

Viking Zombies


To Book:

Please contact: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Tel. 01463 237114 or email: inverness.museum@highlifehighland.com


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Excavations: Dun Deardail [near Fort William] ...

25 August 2017

Final season of the excavations at the vitrified Iron Age hillfort of Dun Deardail.

Further information about the project on the Nevis Landscape Partnership website http://www.nevislandscape.co.uk/local/projects/index.php?projectID=13

For volunteering or general enquiries, please contact Martin Cook (martin.cook@aocarchaeology.com) and inform the team of your availability.

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Excavations at Rhynie (Aberdeenshire) ...

25 August 2017

Excavations continue at the important Pictish site of Rhynie. The latest news about the project, and where volunteering opportunities should be announced, is at Northern Picts Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups

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Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), The Goods Shed, The Old Station, Strathpeffer, Ross-Shire, Scotland IV14 9DH
Tel: +44 (0)77888 35466 Email: