In Spring 2019, I graduated from Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History and minoring in Languages and Linguistics. In Autumn 2019, in order to obtain my Masters of Literature (MLitt), I will be attending the University of Highlands and Islands (through Orkney College) for a Master’s program in Norse Studies. My interest is in Medieval History, in particular, the Norse (i.e., Vikings), Celts, Picts, and Anglo-Saxons. For my undergraduate thesis, I chose to highlight Victorian Britain’s revival of the Nordic culture, in particular, through the influence of the Northern Scottish Isles of Shetland and Orkney.
I joined the P-SEC research team in the 2018-2019 academic year through the Work Study program at Laurentian University, under the supervision of Lynne and Carmen. This work involved the study of the Métis history in the Sudbury region of Ontario. Although I am a Métis from the Northern Ontario region, I had only basic knowledge of this subject and the project has renewed my personal interest to learn more about my roots. I hope to help my community through this research contribution.
Parent, Rosanne S. “Victorian Vikingr: Navigating Victorian Nordic Interpretations through the Northern Isles of Scotland”, Laurentian University, 2019.