Danica Ramsey-Brimberg

Postgraduate Research Student



Danica has a BA in History with a minor in Irish Studies and a MEd in Secondary Education in history from Boston College.  She also has an MA in Medieval Archaeology from the University of York.  While her focus is on early medieval burials, her interests extend more broadly into burial archaeology; early medieval Scandinavia, Ireland, and the British Isles; and the integration of archaeological and historical sources.

Research Interests

Thesis Title

"The Powers That Be: Viking and Ecclesiastical Interactions in the Irish Sea Area from the Ninth to Eleventh Centuries”

Danica’s research analyzes furnished burials labelled “viking” in Irish Sea area churchyards to understand the process of settlement and the relationship and negotiations of power, status, and wealth between vikings and clerics.  This thesis combines both archaeological and historical sources to look at this interconnected, yet diverse area.

Research Centre Membership

Liverpool Centre for Renaissance and Medieval Studies

Teaching and Learning

Current Postgraduate Teaching Assistant for HIST115; Past Teacher for the International Summer School at the University of Liverpool

External Engagement

Co-Leader of the M6 Medieval Reading Group; Volunteer at the Garstang Museum; Recipient of Research Travel Grant from the Royal Historical Society