Seminar Series

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HARC’s new annual research programme exploring the broad themes of Ruination and Decay, is now underway! We currently have a series of monthly seminars and events beginning in February 2019 and culminating in a two-day conference in December. The overall aim of the themed research programme is for HARC to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborative events within the UHI network and introduce and involve people in different disciplines in different areas to a variety of approaches to ruination and decay.

Semester 1

 

28th February 2019, 1.00-2.00pm

Decaying flesh and instability of substances: rethinking Neolithic chambered tombs

Colin Richards, Archaeology Institute UHI

 

28th March 2019, 1.00-2.00pm

Ruination and Decay – Traditional Gaelic Poetry

Iain Howieson, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI

 

25th April 2019, 1.00-2.00pm

Time, memory, place: an exploration through performance

Lesley Mickel, Alessandra Campoli,  Stephanie Smart & Alison Woodside, Drama, Art & Design, Inverness College UHI

 

30th May 2019, 1.00-2.00pm

Death and decay as metaphors in discourse about minority languages

Ragnhild Ljosland, Orkney College UHI

 

 

Semester 2

 

September 26th 2019, 1.00-2.00pm

Hardscrabble heritage: the crofting blackhouse as ruin, resource and imaginary

Iain Robertson, UHI Centre for History

 

October 31st 2019, 1.00-2.00pm

Ancestral Piles: decay and stabilisation in the culture of ruination at The Cairns Broch, Orkney

Martin Carruthers, Archaeology Institute UHI

 

November 14th 2019, 1.00-2pm

Short music performance: The sky above the shore: a live improvisation within a simulated version of the Inchindown oil tanks (Peter Noble, Anna Wendy Stevenson & Dr Miriam Iorwerth)

Seminar: Reconnecting with ruins: Ancestral Tourism & Heritage work in Tiree

Joanna Rodgers, UHI Centre for History

 

Additional information

For any additional information please contact the HARC theme organisers: