At the end of its first year, the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute MA in Contemporary Art and Archaeology secured a 100 per cent satisfaction rating in the Postgraduate Teaching Experience Survey.
In Art/Archaeology: Exploring Disciplinary Edges, Dr Thomas sketched out the history of the relationship between art and archaeology, before presenting case studies of artists who explore archaeological themes, and archaeologists whose work crosses over into visual arts practice.
Dr Antonia Thomas is a lecturer in archaeology at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute based in Orkney, Scotland. Antonia’s work focuses on art and archaeology in its broadest sense – from the interpretation of prehistoric art, to the intersections between contemporary art practice and the archaeological imagination.
The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute have once again teamed up with Orkney College UHI Art Department to offer the popular summer Art & Archaeology workshop for 2019.
The Ness of Brodgar artist in residence, Karen Wallis, was on site during the excavation of August 2016 and produced a collection of excellent images of people at work – some of which were showcased on the BBC News website in September.
Caroline Wickham-Jones’ detailed review of ‘Art and Architecture in Neolithic Orkney’.
To celebrate the publication of this excellent work, the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute is joining up with OAS, to hold an event in which Dr Antonia Thomas will give an illustrated talk about the research behind her PhD.
A quick reminder about the new Masters module Art and Archaeology course : Contemporary Theory and Practice starting in January 2016. Fridays 10-12 over 12 weeks.