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ScRAP Conference

Celebrating Scotland's Rock Art

We look forward to meeting you at our very own conference celebrating prehistoric rock art in Scotland! Our packed programme includes talks by experts in this field and by members of our Community Teams, as well as showcasing our preliminary research. In our two lunchtime workshops, heritage specialists will explore ways of protecting and promoting rock art, and our expert panel will debate the future of Scotland's rock art.

Date: Saturday 24 April 2021

Cost: Free! Online via Zoom

Keynote talk: Dr Alison Sheridan (National Museums of Scotland). Rock art studies in Scotland: looking back, looking forward

 

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Registration closes: 23 April 2021

 

Programme details:

9.15-9.30

Registration & 'Living Symbols' animation by John Was and Aaron Watson

 

 

9.30-9.45

Welcome and introduction

 

Dr Tertia Barnett (HES)

9.45-10.30

Keynote: Rock art studies in Scotland: looking back, looking forward

 

Dr Alison Sheridan (National Museums of Scotland)

 

Session 1 (Chair: Dr Joana Valdez-Tullett)

 

 

10.30-10.55

Highland rock art: more than just cups and rings

 

Alan Thompson (NOSAS)

10.55-11.20

Rock art, quarrying and querns

 

Nick Parish (Callander Team)

11.20-11.35

Break 

   

 

11.35-12.00

Session 2  (Chair: Dr Guillaume Robin)

Composing Megalithic Art in Ireland (and Orkney)

 

 

Dr Elizabeth Shee Twohig (University College, Cork)

12.00-12.25

Kirkcudbright: an artist's town for 5000 years

 

Jennifer Roberts (Kirkcudbright Team)

12.25-12.50

Dragons and circles

 

Will & Margaret Rudd, Julia Hamilton (Kilmartin Museum Team)

12.50-15.00

Lunch and workshops

 

 

13.00-13.40

Workshop 1. Protecting and Promoting Scotland’s Rock Art

 

(Chair: Linda Marie Bjerketvedt)

13.00-13.10

Recognising Scotland's rock art through statutory designation

 

Allan Rutherford (HES)

13.10-13.20

Discovery and Excavation in Scotland

 

Dr Jennifer Thoms (Archaeology Scotland)

13.20-13.30

Adopt-a-Monument: here to help? 

 

Phil Richardson & Paul Murtagh (Archaeology Scotland)

13.30-13.40

Introducing A Song in Stone: animation première

 

Matt Ritchie (Forestry and Land Scotland)

13.45-14.45

Workshop 2. Panel Discussion: A Future for Scotland’s Rock Art?

 

(Chair: Dr Tertia Barnett)

      Alan Thompson (NOSAS)
      Dr John Raven (HES)
      Dr Kenny Brophy (Glasgow University)
      Dr Sally Foster (Stirling University)
      Susan Hamilton (HES)
      Dr Stuart Jeffrey (Glasgow School of Art)

 

Session 3 (Chair: Dr Joana Valdez-Tullett)

 

 

15.00-15.25

Urban cups and rings: rock-art, schools, and communities in the central belt of Scotland

 

Dr Kenny Brophy (Glasgow University)

15.25-15.50

Lost and found: Rock art in west central Scotland

 

Ian Marshall & Ewen Smith (ACFA)

15.50-16.15

A story without an end...rock art in Bute

 

Donald Kinnear & Pat O’Sullivan (Rock Art Bute)

16.15-16.35

Break 

 

 

 

Session 4 (Chair: Dr Stuart Jeffrey)

 

 

16.35-17.00

Community co-production and the challenge of ScRAP

 

Dr Tertia Barnett (HES)

17.00-17.25

The character and connectivity of Scotland’s rock art

 

Dr Joana Valdez-Tullett (HES)

17.25-17.55

Carving a place, leaving a mark: Scotland’s rock art in context

 

Linda Marie Bjerketvedt (HES)

17.55-18.00

ScRAP Advertising Interlude

 

Linda Marie Bjerketvedt

18.00-18.15

Celebrating Scotland’s rock art: Overview

 

Dr Alison Sheridan 

18.15-18.20

Final remarks

 

Dr Tertia Barnett 

18.20-19.00

Virtual Drinks!