Dr Rebecca Boyd
Rebecca is an archaeologist with a special interest in the archaeology of the Viking world. Her key question when engaging with this archaeology is ‘what can these remains tell us about the lives and worlds of the people who left these behind?’. Rebecca’s new book Exploring Ireland’s Viking-Age Towns: Houses and Homes uses the architectural evidence from the Viking excavations of Dublin, Cork and Waterford to tell a new story about the beginnings of urbanism in Ireland. Recently, Rebecca worked as a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Dept of Archaeology in UCC. Rebecca has lectured in Maynooth University and University College Dublin, where she completed her PhD on the Viking houses of Ireland and western Britain. She began her career working on commercial archaeological excavations, before moving to work on the Lake Settlement Project for the Discovery Programme. Rebecca has published widely and presented her research to national and international audiences about the houses and homes of the Viking world, the reception and use of the Vikings in popular culture, and the Irish diaspora.
Please see my research profile linked via my ORCID ID.