R. Andrew McDonald

Faculty of Humanities

R. Andrew McDonald

Rank: Associate Professor
Department: History
Ext: 3569
E-mail: amcdonal@brocku.ca

Work currently in progress, or about to be begun, along with indication of when the project is likely to culminate and what form it will take:

“The Viking Age: A Companion.” With Angus A. Somerville. [completion summer 2010].

“The Sea kings: a forgotten dynasty in the late Norse Isle of Man and its place in British history, 1079-1265.” [completion summer 2010].

Book chapters:

“The late Norse Isle of Man in its North Atlantic Context: Contacts and communication, 1079-1265.” Chapter in B. Hudson, ed., The Atlantic Ocean in a Medieval Perspective. [completion summer 2009]

“Sea kings, maritime kingdoms, and the tides of change: Man and the Isles and the ‘Europeanization of Europe’, 1079-1265.” Chapter in J. Barrett, ed., Maritime Societies of the Viking and Medieval World. [completion summer 2009]

Work previously undertaken, research achievements or projects completed:

With Angus A. Somerville: The Viking Age: A Reader. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Forthcoming: in press.

Book chapters:

“‘Disharmony between Reginald and Olaf:’ The feud between the sons of Godred II and kin-strife in the kingdom of Man and the Isles, 1079-1265.” Chapter in Household and Familia in the Medieval Atlantic Region, edited by B.T. Hudson. Tempe: Centre for Medieval Studies. Forthcoming, in press.

“Somerled mac Gillebrigde and the rise of a new dynasty in the Isles.” Chapter in A New History of the Isle of Man, Volume 3: The Medieval Period, 1000 to 1405, edited by S. Duffy. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press: Forthcoming, in press.

Research Grants held (including dates) and Research Awards or Honours:
December, 2008: Elected to Fellowship in Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

2004-2007 Chancellor's Research Chair, Brock University

1998 - 2002: SSHRC Research Grant

2002: Royal Norwegian Embassy Travel Grant

Areas of Research Interest (in brief):
Vikings and Viking Age
Medieval Britain
Late Norse Isle of Man and Hebrides