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    Inauguration Nick Card- University of Highlands and Islands

    • 22 Apr 2021 to 22 Apr 2021

    Event Description

    UCD Archaeology Society is excited to host a lecture presented by Nick Card 22/4/2021 ZOOM seminar for link email Bio Director of the Ness of Brodgar and LEADER Development Project Nick has worked widely throughout Britain since graduating from Glasgow University with an MA Honours Archaeology. Over the last decade he has directed and managed a wide range of both research and commercial projects for the Orkney Archaeological Trust and latterly for the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology of the University of Highlands and Islands (ORCA). He also contributes to various teaching modules within the Archaeology Department of the University of the Highlands and Islands and has assisted with the establishment of an Archaeology Institute within the University of the Highlands and Islands. Since the inscription of Orkney’s World Heritage Site (WHS) the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, he has been involved in research and fieldwork relating to the sites: as director of the excavations at Bookan Chambered Tomb; as co-ordinator of the WHS geophysics programme; and as a major contributor to the Research Agenda. His interests lie in all aspects of the prehistory of Britain and the Highlands and Islands with particular reference to the Neolithic. He has also co-directed the major excavations at the extensive Bronze Age cemetery of the Knowes of Trotty and the Iron Age complex at Mine Howe. Since 2004 Nick has directed the Ness of Brodgar excavations in the very heart of the WHS. This project has evolved from several seasons of small-scale test trenches and evaluations to large scale excavation that has become internationally recognised and reported widely in both the popular and academic press including the cover article in National Geographic August 2014. In 2009 the Ness was recognised by the American Institute of Archaeology; in 2011 it won the Current Archaeology Research Project of the Year; and in 2012 was awarded the international Andante Travel Archaeology Award, having been runner up in 2008. Nick has lectured widely in the UK and abroad at all levels on the Ness excavations, the WHS and Orcadian archaeology in general. Since 2010 he has also undertaken four mini-lecture tours of the USA speaking by invitation to a number of institutions including the Smithsonian, Harvard Clubs of DC and NY, the Sorbonne, the British Museum, the Australian Museum, the AIA in Salem, Oregon, the George Bush Memorial Library in Texas, and the Explorers Club in DC. Recently he was awarded the Samuel Kress lectureship for 2016-17 by the Archaeological Institute of America. Research Interests The prehistory of the Highlands and Islands with particular reference to the Neolithic. Current Projects • Director of the Ness of Brodgar Excavations • Post-excavation on the Knowes of Trotty and Mine Howe External Responsibilities and Memberships • Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists • Fellow of the Society of Antiquarians of Scotland • Honorary Research Fellow University of Highlands and Islands • Chair of Ness Brodgar Trust • Vice President of American Friends of Ness of Brodgar • Member of Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site Research Committee