University of Aberdeen Museums: 2014 Events and Exhibitions

23rd January 2014


King’s Museum Lectures January 2014 – May 2014

Old Town House

Glaschu: Gaelic Songs from the Glasgow Gaidhealtachd

21 January 2014, 19:30 – 21:00

Speaker: Mar Ann Kennedy, Sabhal Mor Ostaig UHI
Lecture organised by the Elphinstone Institute, £3
Venue: MacRobert 055

Knossos and Crete in the Roman East

23 January 2014, 19:30 – 21:00
Speaker: Dr Rebecca Sweetman, University of St Andrews
A free lecture organised by the Aberdeen Scottish-Hellenic Society
Venue: New Kings 10

Sadness, Wonder, or Joy: how do museums make us feel about nature?

28 January 2014, 19:30 – 21:00
Speaker: Dr Beth Lord, University of Aberdeen
A free lecture organised as part of the King’s Museum lecture series
Venue: New Kings 10

The Greek Trireme: an Ancient Warship and its Reconstruction

Tuesday 4th February 2014, 19:30 – 21:00
Speaker: Professor Boris Rankov, Royal Holloway, University of London
A free lecture organised by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Venue: New Kings 10

Scottish Rural Labour in the Mechanical Age. Skeuomorphic Harvesters

Tuesday 11th February 2014, 19:30 – 21:00
Speaker: Dr John Morrison, University of Aberdeen
A free lecture organised as part of the King’s Museum lecture series
Venue: New Kings 10

Dressing the Barbarian: Greek and Persian identities and the semiotics of dress 530-330BC

Wednesday 12th February 2014 , 19:30 – 21:00
Speaker: Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, University of Edinburgh
A free lecture organised by the Aberdeen Scottish-Hellenic Society
Venue: New Kings 10

Scots Herring Girls, 1900-1950: Oral History and Visual Narrative

Tuesday 25th February 2014, 19:30 – 21:00
Speaker: Jill de Fresnes, RCAHMS
A lecture organised by the Elphinstone Institute, £3
Venue: MacRobert 055

Unbound feet: the changing status of Chinese women, c. 1890-1950

Tuesday 4th March 2014, 19:30 – 21:00
Speaker: Dr Jackson, University of Aberdeen
A free lecture organised as part of the King’s Museum lecture series
Venue: New Kings 10

Martin Martin: early modern Hebridean traveller and author

Tuesday 11th March 2014, 19:30 – 21:00
Speaker: Dr Donald William Stewart, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, UHI
A free lecture organised by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Venue: New Kings 10

Annie Quibell – one of Scotland’s finest women in Egyptology

Tuesday 18th March 2014, 19:30 – 21:00
Speaker: Lee Young, The Griffith Institute, Oxford
A free lecture organised by the Egyptology Scotland
Venue: New Kings 10

Ancient Greek Poetry as Music

Wednesday 12th March 2014, 19:30 – 21:00
Speaker: Dr Armand D’Angour, University of Oxford
A free lecture organised by the Aberdeen Scottish-Hellenic Society
Venue: New Kings 10

The “mouth” of the River Don: Metaphor in Names and Language

Tuesday 25th March 2014, 19:30 – 21:00,
Speaker: Carole Hough, University of Glasgow
A lecture organised by the Elphinstone Institute, £3
Venue: MacRobert 055

Engineering in the Ancient World: building the Parthenon

Friday 4th April 2014, 19:30 – 21:00
Speaker: Nikolaos Anagnostou, SgurrEnergy Ltd
A free lecture organised by the Aberdeen Scottish-Hellenic Society
Venue: New Kings 10

Collecting Fiji: Gordon, MacGregor and the Aberdeen connection

Tuesday 8th April 2014, 19:30 – 21:00
Speaker: Professor Steven Hooper, University of East Anglia
A free lecture organised as part of the King’s Museum lecture series
Venue: New Kings 10

Prehistoric roundhouses of northern Britain: Origins and development

Tuesday 15th April 2014, 19:30 – 21:00
Speaker: Dr Rachel Pope, University of Liverpool
A free lecture organised by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Venue: New Kings 10

What is an “Urban Legend”?

Tuesday 29th April 2014 , 19:30 – 21:00
Speaker: Sandy Hobbs, University of West of Scotland
A lecture organised by the Elphinstone Institute, £3
Venue: MacRobert 055

The Printed Image in Shakespeare’s London

Tuesday 20th May 2014, 19:30 – 21:00
Speaker: Dr Helen Pierce, University of Aberdeen
A free lecture organised as part of the King’s Museum lecture series
Venue: New Kings 10

Special E vent, ‘The Turra Coo Centenary’

Tuesday 27th May, 19:30 – 21:00
Speaker: Graeme Cruikshank and others, independent researchers
A Lecture organised by the Elphinstone Institute, £3
Venue: MacRobert 055

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