LIFTE Research

Farewell LIFTE friends…

Earlier this month, the LIFTE Project’s volunteer research programme came to an end after eight very busy weeks for all its participants, both its co-ordinators Sarah Jane Gibbon, Anne Mitchell, Julie Gibson, Wanda Machin, Sigurd Towrie and Jen Harland, and the many volunteers who took part.

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LIFTE Research

Flat-packed boats, northern neighbours and the ‘old tradition’

Fascinating details are emerging from the numerous historical sources that LIFTE research programme volunteers are investigating as part of the overall picture of trade in Orkney.

Here Synnøve Marie Kvam Strømsvåg highlights three interesting snippets from Anton Espeland’s 1921 publication, The Scots in Hordaland and Rogaland, from year 1500-1800.

LIFTE Research Skaill Farmstead

International research project looking at Northern Isles’ place in European trade networks launches next week

A major international research project investigating Orkney and Shetland’s place in the European trade networks of the 15th to 18th centuries launches next week.

Looking in from the Edge (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.

LIFTE Research

Major new international research project to investigate early modern trade routes

A team of archaeologists and historians from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, University of Lincoln and the German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven have been awarded a grant of £779,000 from The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the German Research Council (DFG) to undertake a major international research project into how emerging economies identified and adapted to opportunities for trade in early modern Europe.