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Ms Lara Hogg 


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Lara Hogg
Position:PhD Candidate

Education and Qualifications

PhD at Cardiff University, from 2011 (AHRC funded).

MA Medieval Archaeology (with Distinction) from the University of Nottingham 2011.
Dissertation: ‘The social and economic importance of sheep in Viking-Age households in northern Britain, c. AD 700-1100’

BA Archaeology (First Class) from the University of Nottingham 2010.
Dissertation: ‘The nature of Norse colonization in Caithness and how it compares with Orkney’

 

Selected Awards, Grants, Scholarships

-AHRC Doctoral Studentship, Cardiff University (2011-2014).
-Travel Scholarship, Fróðskaparsetur Føroya (2013).
-The Sundrey’s Fund
, Society for Medieval Archaeology (2013).
-Research Support Fund, The Viking Society for Northern Research (2013 & 2012).
-Student Bursary, Medieval European Research Congress (2012).
-The Sir Cyril Fox Fund
, Cardiff University (2012).
-The Alumni Award
, Cardiff University (2012).
-The Annual Fund
, The University of Nottingham (2011).
-Department of Archaeology Masters Scholarship, The University of Nottingham (2010-11).

 

Selected Presentations

You Sexy Beast: What do close human-animal relationships reveal about identity, society and worldviews? Paper given at Nordic TAG XIII, Reykjavík, April 2013.

Domestic Material Culture in Orkney. Paper given at the Orkney Viking Project, Kirkwall, April 2013.

Animals & Humans in a Cold Climate: Paper given at the European Association of Archaeologists Conference, Helsinki, August 2012.

“I’ve Got Soul but I’m not a Soldier”: Viking Social Identities in the North Atlantic. Paper given at the Postgraduate Medieval Identities Symposium, Cardiff University, June 2012.

Ewe are the best: the social and economic role of sheep in Viking-Age households in northern Britain. Poster presented at the Department of Archaeology Postgraduate Research Conference, University of Nottingham, January 2011.

 

Conference Organisation

July 2013 – Reception and Transmission of Viking Age Culture: The Institute for Medieval Research Postgraduate Conference, University of Nottingham. Co-organised the conference.

April 2013 – XIII Nordic TAG, University of Iceland. Co-organised the session, ‘Taking the Bull by the Horns: Debating the role of animals in northern human societies’.

November 2012 – The Society for Medieval Archaeology Student Colloquium, Cardiff University. Obtained sponsorship and funding for, and organised, the event.

June 2012 – Engaging with Identities: Medieval Postgraduate Symposium, Cardiff University. Assisted in obtaining funding for, and co-organised, the event.

January 2011 – Department of Archaeology Postgraduate Research Conference, University of Nottingham. Co-organised the session, ‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Archaeology’.

 

Workshop Participation

Old Norse-Icelandic and Viking Studies training course: Extending Academic Research about the Viking Diaspora and its Heritage in the British Isles, AHRC Collaborative Research Training Scheme, first workshop held at Oxford University and second workshop held in Orkney, 2013.

Past mirrors: Interaction and Integration in the North Sea region in the Bronze and Viking Ages, The Nordic Graduate School in Archaeology: Dialogues with the Past, held at the University of Oslo, 2012.

Old Norse-Icelandic and Viking Studies Language Skills Master-Class, AHRC Collaborative Research Training Scheme, held at the University of Nottingham, 2012.

 

Additional Information

I am a visiting scholar in the Faculty of History at the University of Iceland.

I was invited represent Wales as the student national delegate at the 17th Viking Congress, held in Shetland in August 2013.

 

Memberships

  • The Society for Medieval Archaeology (Student Representative for 2012)
  • The Viking Society for Northern Research
  • The Scottish Society for Northern Studies
  • European Association of Archaeologists

Academia profile: http://cardiff.academia.edu/LaraHogg