Astrid E. J. Ogilvie

Astrid E. J. Ogilvie CV

Fellow of INSTAAR

  • Nansen Professor, Akureyri University, Iceland
  • Senior Scientist, Stefansson Arctic Institute, Iceland
  • Visiting Professor, University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland



  • PhD: University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, 1982

Contact Information

(Office) 303 492-6072


Building bridges between the social sciences, humanities, and the natural sciences in a wide variety of research projects in order to further understanding of long-term human ecodynamics and climate change.

Research Interests

Astrid Ogilvie studies the human ecology of Arctic and Subarctic regions; the environmental, social, and human history of countries bordering the North Atlantic; studies of sustainability and adaptability in Iceland, Greenland, Norway and Canada; changing seasonality in the Arctic; the historical climatology of northern Europe and reconstruction of sea ice incidence; syntheses of proxy climate records; North Atlantic fisheries history; the Viking Age; environmental humanities; the medieval literature of Iceland; and the analysis of primary historical texts in the Nordic languages.


  • St Andrews Article Prize in European Environmental History, European Society for Environmental History, 2019
  • Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society, UK, 2013
  • Dorothy Parker Faculty Fellowship, University of Colorado Boulder, 2009