This programme aimed to build upon existing expertise in Anthropology, Archaeology and History, with support from the Library, Special Collections and Museums, to foster path-breaking research on the processes and impact of colonialism in the Circumpolar North.
It was structured around three themes:
- Economies and Polities
- Cultural Transformations
Drawing upon archival, museum and other material culture sources, it undertook ethnographic and archaeological fieldwork. The programme considered the intersection of colonialism and contemporary social issues, generating impacts within and beyond the academy. As a result, it aimed to enhance Aberdeen’s world leading position in northern social science and humanities research.
- Cosmology and Human-Animal Relations in the Saian Mountains of South Siberia between the 19th and 21st Centuries
- Negotiating the trade relationship: a comparative study of credit systems used by Aboriginal trappers and Hudson’s Bay Company employees in northern Alberta (1820s, 1880s, and 1950s)
- Animating the Material: Form and Meaning in Yup'ik Dolls and Figurines
- A Thoroughly Modern Explorer: Richard Byrd and the flight to the North Pole
Research Fellow - Dr Marionne Cronin