Stacks Alive

Stacks Alive

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The Aberdeen Humanities Fund and the Special Collections Centre celebrate the Friends of Aberdeen University Library's 50th Anniversary with a selection of short talks by University of Aberdeen academics about research based on materials in our collections

All are welcome to this celebration, in honour of the Friends of Aberdeen University Library, which also marks the launch of the Aberdeen Humanities Fund, an initiative to advance a creative research culture in the humanities at Aberdeen, and one which enhances the cultural life of the University, the city, and the surrounding region.


14.30-14.40         Arrival

14.40                     Welcome: Jackson Armstrong

14.45                     Chair: Graham Hunter

14.50                     Adelyn Wilson (Law) The Practicks of Alexander                               Spalding of Aberdeen                               - MS 558

15.00                     Gordon Noble (Archaeology) Assessing the Origins                               of Kingdoms:  Using University Museum Resources                              in Northeast Scotland                               - ABDUA 39613 The Eagle Stone

15.10                     Isabella Jackson (History) Discovering an Opium War                               Diary: Exploring the Library's Special Collections                                                         as a New Arrival at the University                               - MS 3004/V410

15.20                     Ed Jones (Music) Exploring the Arctic Elegy:                               A brief introduction to a major choral work about the                               suffering and loss of exploration                               - MS 3470/27/177 Arctic America

15.40                     Q&A

16.00-16.15         Closing remarks: Michael Brown

Special Collections Centre Seminar Room

Dr Jackson Armstrong