Ms Lara Hogg
‘Domesticated animals, identity and social change in Norse influenced North Atlantic Europe, c. AD 700-1200.’
It is increasingly recognized that the study of human-animal relationships provides vital insights into the structure and transformation of societies, but this has yet to be widely embraced in archaeology. Moving beyond economic and ethnic approaches to the use of fauna, my research is examining the active roles of animals in partnership with humans as their relationships changed or were maintained in rural and urban contexts. This was a period when settlements, landscapes and islandscapes underwent dramatic social and political changes, including colonization and conquest.
Building on my MA dissertation, which analysed on the social and economic role of sheep in northern Britain from AD 700 to 1100, my doctoral research will examine Viking-age human-animal interdependencies in North Atlantic Europe from Greenland to Denmark, including Britain north of the Dee and Humber.
Start Date: October 2011
Education and Qualifications:
PhD at Cardiff University, from 2011 (AHRC funded).
MA Medieval Archaeology (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’
Awards and Prizes:
AHRC Doctoral Studentship, Cardiff University (2011-2014).
The Annual Fund, The University of Nottingham (2011).
Department of Archaeology Masters Scholarship, The University of Nottingham (2010-11).
EU Leonardo Da Vinci Graduate Archaeology Bursary, Grampus Heritage (2010).
EU Leonardo Da Vinci Archaeology Bursary, Grampus Heritage (2009).
EU Leonardo Da Vinci Archaeology Bursary, Grampus Heritage (2008).
Membership and External Activity:
I am a member of the following organisations:
The Society for Medieval Archaeology.
The Viking Society for Northern Research.
The Scottish Society for Northern Studies.