PhD Candidate, School of Histories and Humanities, TCD
Tenaya is a PhD candidate at the Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities. Her research focuses on Scandinavian activity, movement, and settlement during the early Viking Age, from 790-920. Tenaya is attempting to collect all contemporary textual and archaeological evidence into a single digital database, which will operate in conjunction with a corresponding GIS metadata map. In this way, she is hoping to create a more complete understanding of how the Viking Phenomenon came about, and how it changed the face of Europe and beyond.
Tenaya has worked for the University of Oslo and the Kulturhistorisk Museum in Oslo, Norway as a field archaeologist during the 2017 and 2018 digging seasons, through which she has experience in Iron Age settlement and burial excavations. She received an MA and an MPhil through a dual degree program from the University of Oslo (Universitetet i Oslo) and the University of Iceland (Háskolí Íslands) in Medieval Norse Studies. She completed her BA at University of California, Santa Cruz in Medieval and Early Modern Literature.
Research interests: medieval history, environmental history, maritime history, human settlement and migration patterns, trade networks