Due to the incredible response from people wanting to be involved in the Looking in from the Edge (LIFTE) research project, from noon today (March 5) we are unable to take on any more participants.
A major element of LIFTE is involving and training interested parties in archaeological and historical research methods. This not only gives them practical, first-hand experience of researching online but allows them to connect with like-minded researchers in a supported environment.
LIFTE’s co-ordinators have been delighted and astonished by the overwhelming response, with over 100 volunteers signed up within five days. As well as people from Orkney, volunteers from all over the world, including Ireland, Scandinavia, Germany and South Africa, will now help unpick the story of early modern trade in the islands.
For those who have signed up, Anne Mitchell will be in touch by Friday, March 12, with an induction pack and details of the induction meetings to be held on Wednesday, March 17.
Anyone interested in taking part, but who has not got a place this time, keep an eye on our website for more opportunities over the course of the three-year LIFTE project.
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the German Research Council, LIFTE is a three-year programme involving the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, the University of Lincoln and the German Maritime Museum, in Bremerhaven.