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Dr Harriet Evans Tang

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Archaeology


Harriet studied English and Related Literature (BA) and Medieval Studies (MA) at the University of York. After completing her dissertation on Old Norse literature, she continued her association with the Centre for Medieval Studies, studying with Dr Matthew Townend and Dr Steve Ashby for her PhD on animal-human relationships in Viking-age and medieval Iceland.

Post-PhD, Harriet worked on a number of projects, including a research assistant post on the Melting Pot project, and continued teaching Old Norse and medieval literature for the Department of English and Related Literature at York.

Harriet is currently working on the Leverhulme-funded project: COHABITing with Vikings: Social space in multi-species communities with Dr Karen Milek and Loïc Harrault

Research interests

  • Medieval texts, especially Icelandic sagas and legal texts
  • animal studies and animal-human relationships, especially domestic animals and farming societies
  • emotions
  • spatial analysis and architecture


Authored book

Book review

Chapter in book

Journal Article