Erin McGuire


Erin Halstad McGuire joined the University of Victoria in 2010 as an Assistant Teaching Professor in Anthropology. She holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.  Her main areas of interest are the Viking North Atlantic, funerary ritual, gender identities, material culture, migration and Medieval Archaeology. Her current research explores the theme of childhood in burial practices in Scandinavian Scotland. Erin’s secondary research interests revolve around the scholarship of learning and teaching, with a particular focus on supporting students during group work processes.

She is currently the Newsletter Editor and Webmaster for the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada.

Profile (UVic Anthropology) profile

2019 – McGuire, E. Whim rules the child: The archaeology of childhood in Scandinavian Scotland. Journal of the North Atlantic, Special Volume 11.

2017 – McGuire, E. Burning the Midnight Oil: Archaeological Experiments with Viking Lamps. In N. Gonlin and A. Nowell (eds), Archaeology of the Night. University Press of Colorado.

2017 – Baxter, Vey, McGuire, Conway, Blom. Reflections on Interdisciplinarity in the Study of Childhood in the Past. Childhood in the Past 10.

2016 – McGuire, E. Move along: Migrant identities in Scandinavian Scotland. In E. Pierce, A. Maldonado, and A. Russell (eds), Creating Material Worlds. Oxbow Books. Chapter 4 Halstad McGuire

2010 – McGuire, E. Sailing Home: Boat-Graves, Migrant Identities and Funerary Practices on the Viking Frontier. In E. Anderson, A. Maddrell, K. McLoughlin and A. Vincent (Eds.) Memory, Mourning and Landscape. Amsterdam: Rodopi. McGuire 2010 Sailing Home

2008 – McGuire, E. Students and their Digs: An experiment in enquiry-based learning in archaeology. Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 3(1), 84-101.

It's possible you encountered the news about the two awards I received in 2021-22. One was the 2020-21 Faculty of Social Sciences Teaching Excellence Award and the other was the Harry Hickman Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and Educational Leadership. I am...

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Well, it really has been too long since I updated my website! I have catching up to do. But, on the positive side of things, I have a new article out in the Journal of the North Atlantic. If you have a subscription, you can access it there. It's a great journal with a...