Drs Philip and Prager participate in the Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology
Dr Lorna Philip and Dr Katrin Prager were both delegates at the XXVIII Congress of the ESRS in Trondheim, Norway during the last week of June. Katrin was involved in Working Group 17: "Place-based cooperation and sharing among farmers for agroecological innovation", and presented a paper entitled Establishing and maintaining...
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:...
Workshop hosted on "The Politics and Pitfalls of Maritime Governance"
Professor David Anderson from the School of Social Sciences and Dr Tavis Potts from the School of Geosciences hosted a workshop from the 17-19th June titled “The Politics and Pitfalls of Maritime Governance”, a part of the ESRC-funded network The Political Ecology of Coastal Societies. The recently funded network links UK and...
Leverhulme project aims to explore use of glaciers to identify, monitor & predict volcanic activity
Dr Matteo Spagnolo is part of a recently-awarded Leverhulme project on “Using glaciers to identify, monitor and predict volcanic activities”, which will be led by Manchester Metropolitan University and also involves researchers at Dickinson College (USA). Volcanic eruptions threaten life, infrastructure and wellbeing, especially at glacierized volcanoes. More than 200 active...
Geography students present their work to the Aberdeen RSGS
On the 15th April 2019, three Geography students at the University of Aberdeen (Lewis Bruce, Jessica McDavid, and Pieter de Jong) presented their undergraduate dissertation research projects at the Second Annual Iain Rankin Student Presentations Evening - an event organised by David R. Green, Chair of the RSGS Aberdeen Local Group, and hosted by the University of...
GIS MSc students win awards from Hydrographic Society of Scotland
For the second year running The Hydrographic Society of Scotland has offered a Student Award scheme for the MSc students in the GIS Degree Programme at Aberdeen University, a link that was set up two years ago by Dr David R. Green - Director of the MSc in GIS Degree...
Dr Katrin Prager to speak at workshop on "New directions in agri-environmental governance"
Dr Katrin Prager has been invited to speak at an international workshop on “New directions in agri-environmental governance: Practices of inclusion, collaboration, reflexivity and reconfiguration” at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, on 28-29 May 2019. Her talk on “Discourses and identities in collaborative agri-environmental governance: policy design and on-the-ground implementation”...
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).
Trans Atlantic Rural Research Network 2019 meeting co-hosted by UoA Geography and JHI
The Trans Atlantic Rural Research Network (TARRN) comprises rural social scientists from the Universities of Aberdeen, Aberystwyth, Cornell, Newcastle, Penn State, Queen’s Belfast and the James Hutton Institute, and scholars visiting or otherwise affiliated with these institutions. The 2019 meeting was co-hosted by the James Hutton Institute and the University...