Dr. Irene García Losquiño

English in Medicine
  • Professional address
    Dpto. de Filología Inglesa, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras Universidad de Alicante Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig Apdo. 99, E-03080 Alicante
  • Email
  • Phone
    (+34) 965909318
  • Fax
    (+34) 9659038800
Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae  
  • Doctorate in Scandinavian Studies at University of Aberdeen (2013)
  • Masters in Medieval Studies at University of Aberdeen (2007)
  • Degree in English Studies at University of Alicante (2006)
Positions held 
  • 2017- currently: Adjunct Professor in English Studies, Department of English Studies, University of Alicante
  • 2017: Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Scandinavian Onomastics, University of Uppsala.
  • 2017-currently: CEO of Braelight (development and leadership training for academics and business professionals).
  • 2014-2017: Project Manager, Enterprising Researchers Project/ Public Engagement with Research, University of Aberdeen.
  • 2014: Teaching Fellow, Centre for Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen.
  • 2011-2013: Business English Skills coach and trainer, Educom Stuttgart.
  • 2008-2011: Teaching Assistant, Departments of English, Celtic and History, University of Aberdeen.
  • 2005-2008: Translator and interpreter, Hesperia Translations (co-director).
Invited scholar 
  • Department of Scandinavian Onomastics, University of Uppsala.
  • Department of Archaeology, University of Stockholm.
  • Department of Medieval History, University of Alicante.
  • Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame (USA).
  • Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Tübingen.
  • Department of Scandinavian Languages, University of Uppsala.
Teaching 
  • 2017- “Inglés de la Medicina y las Ciencias de la Salud” in the Masters in English and Spanish for Specific Purposes, University of Alicante (Spain).
  • English language (University of Alicante).
  • Phonetics (University of Alicante).
  • Germanic languages: Old Norse, History of English, Germanic (University of Aberdeen).
  • Medieval History (University of Aberdeen).
  • Viking Culture (University of Aberdeen).
  • Runology (University of Aberdeen).
  • Celtic Civilisation (University of Aberdeen).
Current research interests 
  • Viking diaspora.
  • Germanic (North, East and West) toponymy in Spain.
  • Runology.
  • Historical linguistics.
  • Interdisciplinary approaches: archaeology, toponymy and history.
International Conferences (selection) 
  • ‘Vikings in Iberia: interdisciplinary approaches and recent developments’, University of Uppsala.
  • ‘The North Germanic Microtoponyms of Galicia’, University of Uppsala.
  • ‘The North and West Germanic Place-Names of Galicia: The North Germanic Microtoponyms of Galicia’, Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (Stockholm) and Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy for Swedish Folk Culture (Uppsala).
  • ‘Raiders, mercenaries and settlers: Vikings in Galicia and León AD 968’, University of York.
  • ‘Viking raids, mercenary activities and settlement: AD 968’, Seminario Vikingos, Archaeological Museo of Alicante (MARQ).
  • ‘El Impacto de los Lordomanni en Galicia’, Mil Anos Incursão Normanda ao Castelo de Vermoim conference, Famalição, Portugal.
  • ‘Vikings in Spain: the impact of the Lordomanni in Galicia’, University of Alicante.
  • ‘Venerunt Lordomani ad campos - Viking Raids in Galicia: Defense and Unexpected Constructions’, University of Barcelona.
  • ‘Documenting Evolution: Purpose-Grouping in the Older Runic Inscriptions’, Reading Runes, The 8th International Symposium On Runes And Runic Inscriptions, Nyköping.
  • ‘Language Contact and Change in the Earliest Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions’, Language: Contact and Change conference, University of Glasgow.
  • ‘The Inscription on the Beuchte Fibula’, International Symposium on Unity and Diversity in West Germanic and the Emergence of English, German, Frisian and Dutch, University of Southern Denmark.
  • ‘Names in –o in the Earliest Runic Inscriptions as Masculine Early West Gemanic Names’, University of Zürich.
  • ‘Masculine Names in -o in the Early Runic Inscriptions, a West Germanic Trait?’, University of Aberdeen.
  • ‘Traces of West Germanic in the Older Runic Inscriptions’, University of Aberdeen.
  • ‘West Germanic Dialectal Features in the Inscriptions in the Elder Futhark’, University of Uppsala.
  • ‘The Evolution of the Purposes of Runic Writing over the Course of Time’, University of Edinburgh.
Conferences organised (selection) 
  • ‘Culture and Society in the Time of the Scandinavian Diaspora’ (Braemar 2016).
  • ‘Motifs, Myth and Method’ (Cullen 2014)
Selected publications 
  • García Losquiño, I. 2015. The Early Runic Inscriptions: their Western Features. New York: Peter Lang.
  • García Losquiño, I. ‘Los vikingos en la Península Ibérica: Nuevas perspectivas sobre piratas y mercenarios en la segunda mitad del siglo X.’ Mil Anos de Incursão Normanda ao Castelo de Vermoim. Porto: Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar «Cultura, Espaço e Memória» (forthcoming).