Siobhan Cooke

PhD Student

PhD Title: Characterising Human-Animal Relations in Viking Age Scotland: A reassessment of the archaeological record

Supervisors: Prof. Jane Downes (UHI); Dr. Mary Macleod (UHI)

This study aims to characterise the nature of human-animal relations in Scotland during the Viking Age, particularly the use of animals in the creation, manipulation and confirmation of human identity.  My research also aims to identify regional difference and to determine the factors affecting the construction of human-animal relations at local level.

https://uhi.academia.edu/SiobhanCooke

Publications

(Forthcoming 2015) Cooke, S. Trading Identities: alternative interpretations of Viking horse remains in Scotland in Papers from the Institute of Archaeology (UCL).

Selected Conference Papers

Trading Identities: alternative interpretations of Viking horse remains in Scotland
PZAF 2014, Institute of Archaeology UCL/Hunters & Herders Network
June 2014

Viking Identity at Earl’s Bu
Orkney International Science Festival
September 2013

The Incentive to Skin: The Faunal Assemblage of Earl’s Bu
AHRC Orkney Project April 2013

Viking Human-Animal Relationships: Gender and Identity
Women’s Things Seminar: Justice and Gender under the Microscope
Thing Project/Northern Periphery Project/Orkney Viking and Medieval Forum
Seminar March 2012

Memberships

  • The Viking Society for Northern Research
  • Society for Medieval Archaeology
  • Scottish Society for Northern Studies
  • Orkney Viking and Medieval Archaeology Forum
  • Student fellowship to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland