Congratulations to Kirsty Kernohan, PhD student in Anthropology, who has received the Alfred Truckell Prize from the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society (DGNHAS) for her article 'Dr Werner Kissling as an ethnographer of Dumfriesshire and Galloway'. The article will be published in the 2021 volume of the DGNHAS Transactions. The article draws on research Kirsty undertook in 2019 supported by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities who allowed her to take time away from her PhD research to complete an internship at Dumfries Museum. During that time she worked with the Dr Werner Kissling collections, which include his personal papers and ethnographic photographs taken across Scotland from 1934-1970. As part of the project Kirsty interviewed local people about their recollections of Dr Kissling who was associated with Dumfries from 1952 as part of an ethnographic career—begun after his conscientious resignation from the German diplomatic service in 1931—which led him from the University of Cambridge to the Western Isles of Scotland.
Kirsty Kernohan, PhD student in Anthropology publishes award-winning journal article