Winter Graduations 2019
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
June 2019 PhD Newsletter now available
Issue 3 of the School of Geosciences' PhD newsletter is now available. Showcasing the many activities and achievements of our postgraduate students, the newsletter is a great representation of our active and thriving PhD programme. The newsletter is available here.
Summer 2019 Geosciences Graduation
Summer 2019 graduation ceremonies for the School of Geosciences took place on 17 June, followed by a reception and prize-giving ceremony. The School offers warm congraulations to all of our graduates! School of Geosciences Prizes, 2018-2019: Archaeology: Best Archaeology Dissertation: Veronica Lee Best Fourth Year Archaeology Student: Sesilia Niehaus Distinguished Achievement at Level 4 Archaeology:...
New book published on the post-Roman societies of Northern Scotland
The Picts of northern Scotland were a powerful political and cultural force in first millennium AD Britain. From early references in late Roman sources to the Picts attacking the Empire to their disappearance from records in the tenth century, they helped shape the history of early Britain. In spite of...
Aberdeen to Host 2021 UK Archaeological Sciences Meeting
This biennial conference is the premier meeting in the UK for established and rising scholars in all areas of archaeolgoical science to meet, present and discuss their research. Topics include biomolecular archaeology, metallurgy, stable isotopes, paleoenvironment, ancient DNA, materials analysis and more. Most recently hosted at University of Manchester (https://ukas2019.com).
Apply now for QUADRAT-funded PhD opportunities (UK/EU students)
The University of Aberdeen and Queen's University Belfast are bringing together their environmental research and teaching centres of excellence to deliver a unique PhD opportunity for 100 students based both in Biological Sciences and in Geosciences. The programme, Queen's University Belfast & University of Aberdeen Doctoral Research and Training (QUADRAT),...
Tapping into - and swiping - the past at the Bennachie Colony
The hill of Bennachie has a folklore of giants, magical springs and the devil who built a causeway in one night, while its archaeology includes prehistoric hut circles and the hill fort at Mither Tap.
Seminar: Development & implementation of Marine Spatial Planning in Australia (Prof Marcus Haward)
The School of Geosciences Green Economy Research Centre (GERC) is hosting Professor Marcus Haward from the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia for a seminar titled: “Development and implementation of Marine Spatial Planning in Australia – Lessons in the 20 years from the release of Australia’s...
Dr Rebecca Crozier's new book covered by BBC Scotland
Aberdeen archaeology Dr Rebecca Crozier's new publication, 'A Taphonomic Approach to the Re-analysis of the Human Remains from the Neolithic Chamber Tomb of Quanterness, Orkney' (published in the BAR British Series) was covered today on the Radio Orkney and in the BBC Scotland news. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-43547952
Christopher Martin, Anthro-Arch Phd Student, awarded place at museums studies summer institute
Christopher Martin, a second year PhD student in Anthropology and Archaeology, has won a place on the Otsego Institute Summer Seminar in May 2017 entitled "Beyond Hyridity: Modelling Intercultural Histories and Material Worlds in Native North America".