Staff Research: Deep Time and Human Resilience
Along with being Head of School, Dr Niamh Downing is also an interdisciplinary researcher, and is currently working on a project that engages landscape change, deep (geological) time, and human resilience.
"Orkney: Beside the Ocean of Time" is an 18-month AHRC funded project, aimed at using holistic methods of cultural research to better understand the interrelationship between human community, Deep Time and landscape change.
Niamh is leading a project team consisting of researchers from Brunel, Cambridge, UCL and Glasgow, from fields as diverse as Archaeology, Palaeoecology and Geology.
In April 2017, the team will be running a public festival of deep time in Orkney.
To stay apprised of happenings with the project, you can follow @OrkneyDeepTime on Twitter.