Small Projects - Awarded Funds 10 January 2014

Small Projects - Awarded Funds 10 January 2014

Bids of up to £2,000 were invited by 10 January 2014 (not exclusive to current programmes). For workshops, events, meetings and exhibitions.

Small Project Funding Awards

Bids of up to £2,000 were invited by 10 January 2014, from colleagues (not exclusive to current programmes) for workshops, meetings and exhibitions.

Throughout 2013-14, £8,000 was released in two tranches to fund programme workshops, meetings, exhibitions, and other events (in part). 

From the second tranche of released funds, five proposals were selected for funding: 

  • Series of Events:  Living in the round: exploring prehistoric roundhouses through art and archaeology Organised by Candy Hatherley from the Department of Archaeology.  This art-archaeology collaboration features the artist in residence Jude Hutchen engaging with the local community , schools and colleges over five days in tandem with excavations  centred on the Tarbat Peninsula, Easter Ross. A potential key territorial zone within the early medieval Kingdom of Fortriu.
  • A one day workshop/conference: Understanding North Atlantic/European landscape-climate interactions during the Little Ice Age.   Organised by Craig Frew from the Department of Geography &  Environment with Dr Rob Wilson from the University of St Andrews assisted by the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES).  Bringing together Little Ice Age scholars with climatic modelling, paleoclimatic reconstruction and geomorphological backgrounds to define key questions, relating to changing oceanic/atmosphere circulation dynamics and climate variability in the North Atlantic/European region. 
  • A one day practical workshop/seminar: Classical and Bayesian approaches to the modelling of geochronologies.  Organised by Dr Ed Schofield from the Department of Geography focussing on newly released open-source (free) software packages for age-depth modelling. Keynote speaker, Dr Maarten Blaauw from Queen’s University, Belfast will discuss best practice for the selection and construction of age-depth models.  Highlighting how important precise and accurate chronologies are critical to understanding past events and rates of change. 
  • A site-specific opera/workshop for Bennachie: A Maiden Stone. Composed by third-year music student Joe Stollery (libretto by Huntly poet Catriona Yule). Performances will be on 5 and 6 September 2014, on and around the hill, accompanied by a string quartet, flute and percussion from the North East Scotland Music School with local schools taking part. This work will feature as part of the Bailies of Bennachie 40th anniversary celebrations, supporting cultural activities around Bennachie.   Promoted by the sound festival.
  • An Exhibition: Scarred/Sacred Water. Planned by Dr Alison Brown and Dr Nancy Wachowich of the Department of Anthropology for events coupled with a photographic series developed by Nakota artist Tanya Harnett from the University of Lethbridge, Alberta addressing issues of water contamination and the loss of water resources focusing on five First Nations in northern Alberta, Canada.

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