There are currently no conferences planned but please keep checking back!
We have organised and hosted the following conferences:
2018 - The 4th International St Magnus Conference, Alternative Facts and Actual Fiction: Constructing the Social Narrative. April 2018
2016 - 3rd International St Magnus Conference, "Visualising the North", 14-16 April 2016
- A selection of presentations from this conference can be viewed on the University of the Highlands and Islands' YouTube channel, ThinkUHI.
2015 - Rune Rede 9th Full Day Runic Colloquium, 21-23 May 2015.
2015 - RETI 26th June - 1st July "Impact of culture heritage on economic development in island destinations" Conference 26th - 28th June, Summer School 29th June - 1st July.
2014 - Creative Orkney: Arts and Creativity two day Orkney conference 26-27th September 2014. See also the Creative Orkney conference website.
2014 - 2nd International St Magnus Conference 2014: The Northern Isles and the Sea.
Maritime traditions, island narratives and disciplinary cross-currents.
Delegates to the 2nd St Magnus Conference, Shetland, 2014.
Full list of recordings from the 2014 conference:
- Waulking in the sea: finishing Shetland’s annual vadmal payment - Carol Christiansen
- Island identities and the centrality of the peripheral - Charlotta Hillerdal
- Who goes there? Access by sea and changes in settlement focus AD 200-1300 - Deborah Lamb
- The supernatural seascapes of Orkney and Shetland - Erin Farley
- The Sea Road - Shetland’s fishing links with the Nordic region during the 19th century - John Goodlad
- Margaret Tait - Morag MacInnes
- On the Swan Road: 'Viking' identities considered from a maritime perspective - Oscar Aldred
- The Seafarers’ Saint: Medieval Representations of St Nicholas in the North Sea Area - Ragnhild Bo
- Wet Feet or Sea Views? : Why who built where in Shetland’s prehistoric and Viking past - Val Turner
- The experiences of the archipelago in 18th-century Shetland - Audrey Beaudoin
- The Shetland Boat - Professor Arne Emil Christensen
- In the Wake of Earls of Orkney - Thorgrimur Gestsson
- From the fish middens to the herring - Jennifer Harland
- Shetland during the First World War - Ian Tait
- ‘Laughing Playfully at the Threats of a Menacing Ocean’ - James Barrett
- How migrations allow for a sense of "being and becoming" - Nalini Paul
- Islands of Significance - Esther Renwick
- Reflections on Icelandic Fisheries History - Astrid Ogilvie
- In Aboot da Night wi da Erasmusons: One Family’s Beliefs and Lore - Jenny Murray
- On the Border: The Liminality of the Sea Shore in Icelandic Folk Legends of the Past - Terry Gunnell
- Yakkie-Cashes and Other Inuitiae - Andrew Jennings
2013 - Women’s History Network Conference, May 2013, Orkney. This is the annual conference of this important research network.
2013 - 3rd Island Dynamics Conference, 14-18 May 2013, Famagusta, North Cyprus on in collaboration with Eastern Mediterranean University‟s Center for Cyprus Studies and the Institute for Anthropological Research‟s Center for Island Studies.
2011 - Inaugural St Magnus Conference, 14-15 April 2011, Orkney. This was an international conference sponsored by both the Norwegian and Swedish Embassies and attended by over 100 delegates from 12 countries. The conference proceedings formed a special issue of the Journal of the North Atlantic.
2009 - 9th Triennial International Conference of Forum for Study of the Languages of Scotland and Ulster, 21-25 July 2009, Orkney. This is the key conference in the discipline and led to a conference proceedings.
2009 - Looking at Shetland Outside the Box: The Meeting of Nations and the Creation of Shetland Culture 7th – 10th May 2009, Shetland Museum and Archives. This was organised with the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, and was attended by over 150 delegates from eight Countries
2009 - Voices of the West Minority Languages Conference I and II in association with the Minority Languages Song for Europe competition, 21st June 2008 and 20th June 2009, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness. The 2009 conference was broadcast on BBC Alba as a key linguistic initiative and was the setting for a key Scots language announcement by Michael Russell MSP, Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution at the time. This was reported worldwide.