Dr Stephen Harrison

  • Lecturer (Archaeology)

telephone: +44 141 330 4021
email: Stephen.Harrison@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

My research interests focus on the archaeology of Early Viking Age Ireland and Britain.

  • Viking Graves and Burial Rites
  • Viking Weapons (particularly shield bosses and spearheads)
  • Viking Fortifications (Longphuirt)
  • Viking Women

I use interdisciplinary approaches to study Viking Age and Medieval Ireland

  • History and Archaeology of Viking Age and Medieval Dublin
  • The Battle of Clontarf (1014) - Landscapes and Seascapes

I am also interested in the nineteenth-century antiquarian tradition in Ireland.

  • The contested past - nationalism, unionism and historical writing in 19th and early 20th century Ireland

In addition, I am developing research on the Viking Graves of Scotland


Grants

Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship (School of Archaeology, University College Dublin) 2009-2011


Supervision

I am happy to supervise undergraduate and MLitt disserations on a range of topics, including aspects of Viking-Age Ireland and Britain, Anglo-Norman Ireland, and Public Archaeology.

I will also consider applications from PhD students working on Viking Age topics, particularly those focusing on Ireland and / or Britain.

At present, I am second supervisor for three PhD students, all working on aspects of Viking Age Britain and Ireland (Dr Colleen Batey is their first supervisor), and one MLitt student (Prof Stephen Driscoll is first supervisor)


Teaching

Postgraduate Courses

In most academic years, I convene one postgraduate course:

  • ARCH5047 Viking and Late Norse British Isles

and make substantial contributions to the following PGT courses:

  • ARCH 5046 - Viking and Late Norse Artefacts
  • HIST 5100 - Scottish Castles in a European Context c.1100 - 1750

I also contribute to a number of other postgraduate modules in Archaeology, Celtic and Gaelic and History.

 

Undergraduate Courses


[NB: Subject to College Regulations and Timetabling Restrictions, Honours Courses are usually open to visiting ERASMAS / JYA Students at the appropriate level]


In the coming academic year (2017-18), I am convening one undergraduate honours course:

  • ARCH 4048 Viking Movements

and making a substantial contribution to

  • HIST 4013 Medieval Ireland 800-1100

In the following academic year (2018-19), I plan to convene two honours courses:

  • ARCH 4014 Settlement and Society in Scandinavian Scotland
  • ARCH 4062 Public Archaeology

In most years, I also contribute to other courses, notably:

  • ARCH 2011 Archaeology in Theory and Practice

Additional Information

Academic Societies

Council Member, Society for Medieval Archaeology (2014-2017). Continuing Member.

Council Member, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (2010-2013) Continuing Member.

Member, Glasgow Archaeological Society (2017-Present)

Government-Funded Projects

Senior Researcher, Irish Battlefields Project (2008)

Researchers, Irish Viking Graves Project, National Museum of Ireland (2005, 1999-2001)


Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005 | 2001 | 2000
Number of items: 15.

2015

Harrison, S. H. (2015) 'Warrior graves'? The weapon burial rite in Viking Age Britain and Ireland. In: Barrett, J. H. and Gibbon, S. J. (eds.) Maritime Societies of the Viking and Medieval World. Series: Society for Medieval Archaeology monograph (37). Maney Publishing: Leeds, UK, pp. 299-319. ISBN 9781909662797

Harrison, S. H. and Ó Floinn, R. (2015) Viking Graves and Grave-Goods in Ireland. Series: Medieval Dublin Excavations 1962-81. Series B, 11. National Museum of Ireland: Dublin. ISBN 9780901777997

2014

Carroll, J., Harrison, S. and Williams, G. (2014) The Vikings in Britain and Ireland. British Museum: London. ISBN 9780714128313

2013

Harrison, S. H. (2013) Beyond longphuirt? Life and death in early Viking-Age Ireland. In: Ten Harkel, L. and Hadley, D.M. (eds.) Everyday Life in Viking-Age Towns: Social Approaches to Towns in England and Ireland, c. 800-1100. Oxbow Books: Oxford, pp. 61-72. ISBN 9781842175323

Harrison, S. H. (2013) The Viking Impact. In: Jebb, M. (ed.) Secrets of the Irish Landscape: the Story of the Irish Landscape is the Story of Ireland. Cork University Press: Cork, pp. 147-151. ISBN 9781782050100

2011

Harrison, S.H. and Russell, I. (2011) Woodstown 6 - Viking Age enclosed settlement and grave. In: Eogan, J. and Shee Twohig, E. (eds.) Cois tSúire - Nine Thousand Years of Human Activity in the Lower Suir Valley. National Roads Authority: Dublin, pp. 52-72. ISBN 9780956418036

2010

Harrison, S. H. (2010) Bride Street revisited -Viking burial in Dublin and beyond. In: Duffy, S. (ed.) Medieval Dublin. Four Courts Press: Dublin, pp. 126-152. ISBN 9781846822216

Harrison, S. H. (2010) The Suffolk street sword: further notes on the College green cemetery. In: Sheehan, J. and Ó Corráin, D. (eds.) The Viking Age: Ireland and the West: Proceedings of the XVth Viking Congress, Cork, 2005. Four Courts Press: Dublin, pp. 136-144. ISBN 9781846821011

2008

Harrison, S.H. (2008) Appendix 1: shield boss from Fishamble Street. In: Halpin, A. (ed.) Weapons and Warfare in Viking and Medieval Dublin. Series: Medieval Dublin Excavations 1962-81 (B9). National Museum of Ireland: Dublin, pp. 254-255.

2007

Harrison, S. H. (2007) Separated from the foaming maelstrom: landscapes of insular 'Viking' burial. In: Semple, S. and Williams, H. (eds.) Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History: Early Medieval Mortuary Practices. Oxford University School of Archaeology: Oxford, pp. 61-72. ISBN 9780947816155

2005

Harrison, S.H. (2005) College green - a neglected 'Viking' cemetery at Dublin. In: Mortensen, A. and Arge, S.V. (eds.) Viking and Norse in the North Atlantic: Select Papers from the Proceedings of the Fourteenth Viking Congress, Tórshavn, 19-30 July 2001. Føroya Fornminnisavn: Tórshavn, pp. 329-339.

2001

Harrison, S. (2001) Viking graves and grave-goods in Ireland. In: Larsen, A.C. (ed.) The Vikings in Ireland. Viking Ship Museum: Roskilde, pp. 61-75.

2000

Harrison, S. H. (2000) The Millhill burial in context. Artefact, culture and chronology in the 'Viking West'. Acta Archaeologica, 71(1), pp. 65-78. (doi:10.1034/j.1600-0390.2000.d01-6.x)

Brown, M. and Harrison, S. H. eds. (2000) The Medieval World and the Modern Mind. Four Courts Press: Dublin. ISBN 9781851825394

Harrison, S. H. (2000) Re-fighting the Battle of Down: Orpen, MacNeill and the Irish nation-state. In: Brown, M. and Harrison, S. H. (eds.) The Medieval World and the Modern Mind. Four Courts Press: Dublin, pp. 171-182. ISBN 9781851825394

This list was generated on Tue Nov 21 19:48:33 2017 GMT.
Number of items: 15.

Articles

Harrison, S. H. (2000) The Millhill burial in context. Artefact, culture and chronology in the 'Viking West'. Acta Archaeologica, 71(1), pp. 65-78. (doi:10.1034/j.1600-0390.2000.d01-6.x)

Books

Harrison, S. H. and Ó Floinn, R. (2015) Viking Graves and Grave-Goods in Ireland. Series: Medieval Dublin Excavations 1962-81. Series B, 11. National Museum of Ireland: Dublin. ISBN 9780901777997

Carroll, J., Harrison, S. and Williams, G. (2014) The Vikings in Britain and Ireland. British Museum: London. ISBN 9780714128313

Brown, M. and Harrison, S. H. eds. (2000) The Medieval World and the Modern Mind. Four Courts Press: Dublin. ISBN 9781851825394

Book Sections

Harrison, S. H. (2015) 'Warrior graves'? The weapon burial rite in Viking Age Britain and Ireland. In: Barrett, J. H. and Gibbon, S. J. (eds.) Maritime Societies of the Viking and Medieval World. Series: Society for Medieval Archaeology monograph (37). Maney Publishing: Leeds, UK, pp. 299-319. ISBN 9781909662797

Harrison, S. H. (2013) Beyond longphuirt? Life and death in early Viking-Age Ireland. In: Ten Harkel, L. and Hadley, D.M. (eds.) Everyday Life in Viking-Age Towns: Social Approaches to Towns in England and Ireland, c. 800-1100. Oxbow Books: Oxford, pp. 61-72. ISBN 9781842175323

Harrison, S. H. (2013) The Viking Impact. In: Jebb, M. (ed.) Secrets of the Irish Landscape: the Story of the Irish Landscape is the Story of Ireland. Cork University Press: Cork, pp. 147-151. ISBN 9781782050100

Harrison, S.H. and Russell, I. (2011) Woodstown 6 - Viking Age enclosed settlement and grave. In: Eogan, J. and Shee Twohig, E. (eds.) Cois tSúire - Nine Thousand Years of Human Activity in the Lower Suir Valley. National Roads Authority: Dublin, pp. 52-72. ISBN 9780956418036

Harrison, S. H. (2010) Bride Street revisited -Viking burial in Dublin and beyond. In: Duffy, S. (ed.) Medieval Dublin. Four Courts Press: Dublin, pp. 126-152. ISBN 9781846822216

Harrison, S. H. (2010) The Suffolk street sword: further notes on the College green cemetery. In: Sheehan, J. and Ó Corráin, D. (eds.) The Viking Age: Ireland and the West: Proceedings of the XVth Viking Congress, Cork, 2005. Four Courts Press: Dublin, pp. 136-144. ISBN 9781846821011

Harrison, S.H. (2008) Appendix 1: shield boss from Fishamble Street. In: Halpin, A. (ed.) Weapons and Warfare in Viking and Medieval Dublin. Series: Medieval Dublin Excavations 1962-81 (B9). National Museum of Ireland: Dublin, pp. 254-255.

Harrison, S. H. (2007) Separated from the foaming maelstrom: landscapes of insular 'Viking' burial. In: Semple, S. and Williams, H. (eds.) Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History: Early Medieval Mortuary Practices. Oxford University School of Archaeology: Oxford, pp. 61-72. ISBN 9780947816155

Harrison, S.H. (2005) College green - a neglected 'Viking' cemetery at Dublin. In: Mortensen, A. and Arge, S.V. (eds.) Viking and Norse in the North Atlantic: Select Papers from the Proceedings of the Fourteenth Viking Congress, Tórshavn, 19-30 July 2001. Føroya Fornminnisavn: Tórshavn, pp. 329-339.

Harrison, S. (2001) Viking graves and grave-goods in Ireland. In: Larsen, A.C. (ed.) The Vikings in Ireland. Viking Ship Museum: Roskilde, pp. 61-75.

Harrison, S. H. (2000) Re-fighting the Battle of Down: Orpen, MacNeill and the Irish nation-state. In: Brown, M. and Harrison, S. H. (eds.) The Medieval World and the Modern Mind. Four Courts Press: Dublin, pp. 171-182. ISBN 9781851825394

This list was generated on Tue Nov 21 19:48:33 2017 GMT.