Dr Oisín Plumb

Institute for Northern Studies. Perth

tel: +44 (0)1856 569 309

Available to talk to the media about

  • Early Medieval Scotland
  • Early Medieval Ireland
  • Picts
  • Dalriada
  • The early Church
  • Saints
  • Scottish history
  • The early medieval north Atlantic
  • Early medieval travel and exploration
  • Iona

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Dr Oisín Plumb obtained his PhD on ‘Early Medieval Ecclesiastical migration from Northern Britain to Ireland’ from the University of Edinburgh in 2016. During this time, he also taught in both Celtic and Scottish Studies; and History Classics and Archaeology at Edinburgh. Prior to his doctoral research, he completed a degree in Medieval Celtic Studies, followed by a masters degree in medieval history, both in Edinburgh. His masters dissertation examined the engagement of the Iona community with astronomy, geography and unusual natural phenomena. He is originally from Edinburgh and moved to Orkney in 2017.

Current research

  • The Pictish North Atlantic
  • Iona's engagement with 'the North'

Research groups and interests

  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
  • Member of the Scottish Medievalists