The Aberdeen and North East Section hosts Society lectures as well as events of their own at the University of Aberdeen.
Lectures and other meetings take place in the Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Regent Walk, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3FX, at 7.30pm.
The Section has its own Laws and Committee. The Chair of the Committee is an ex officio member of the Society Council.
The North East Section (as it was then called) was formally constituted on 4 November 1969 and the first Committee elected on 14 April 1970.
Neil Curtis FSA Scot
Vice Chair (2015-18)
Jeff Oliver BA MA PhD
Originally from the west coast of Canada, Jeff studied archaeology and history at Simon Fraser University (BA 1998). After graduation, he worked as a consulting archaeologist in coastal and interior British Columbia before relocating to the United Kingdom to attend graduate school. He obtained an MA in Landscape Archaeology in 2001 and a PhD in Archaeology in 2006 from the University of Sheffield. In 2008, Jeff joined the department of Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen and in 2013. His research focuses on the later historical archaeology of Western Canada and Scotland.
Secretary-cum-Treasurer (elected annually, first year of election in brackets)
Chris Croly BA MPhil PhD (2016)
Chris read history as an undergraduate at the University of Strathclyde and did his PhD at the University of Cambridge. For 14 years from 2001 to 2015 he was Historian for Aberdeen City Council and has written on many different aspects of Aberdeen’s history. He is currently Public Engagement with Research Officer for the University of Aberdeen. Chris is also organises Doors Open Day in Aberdeen and is a Burgess of Guild of the City and sits of the Guild’s management committee.
Treasurer (elected annually)
Committee members (Elected for three years; date of election in brackets)
Finlay McKichan (2016)
Alison Burke FSA Scot (2018 – for one year)
Edda Frankot MA MA PhD (2017)
Edda Frankot is currently working on the Leverhulme-Trust funded ‘Law in the Aberdeen Council Registers, 1398-1511’ project (https://aberdeenregisters.org) at the University of Aberdeen as an Editorial Research Fellow and Project Manager. Originally from the Netherlands, she studied History and Medieval Studies at the University of Groningen before obtaining a PhD in History and Law at the University of Aberdeen in 2004. Since then she has worked on a number of (digital) editing projects of medieval and early modern sources. Her research focusses on the urban, legal and maritime history of Scotland and the Netherlands within a northern European context. She is the author of ‘Of Laws of Ships and Shipmen. Medieval Maritime Law and its Practice in Urban Northern Europe.
Jane Geddes FSA Scot (2018 – for two years)
Susan Marshall FSA Scot (2018)
John Corrall FSA Scot (2018)
Co-opted Committee members
Kevin Edwards MA PhD DSc FSA FRGS FRSE MAE (2017-18)
A Kentish Man, Kevin is professor in Physical Geography and Adjunct Professor in Aberdeen (Archaeology) and City University of New York (Anthropology). He graduated from the Universities of St Andrews and Aberdeen and he has held appointments and visiting positions at the Universities of Queen’s Belfast, Birmingham, Sheffield, Oxford, Cambridge, Minnesota and Copenhagen. His research focuses upon human-environment interactions over prehistoric and historical timescales, using pollen analysis and other approaches. He delivered the 133rd Rhind Lectures in 2012 (“On the windy edge of nothing: Vikings in the North Atlantic world – ecological and social journeys“).
RULES OF THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF SCOTLAND ABERDEEN AND NORTH EAST SECTION
On the 9 May 2017 the Aberdeen and North East Section Annual General Meeting agreed to amend the Section Rules (as per their Rule 13). These were agreed by Council Trustees of the Society on 16 October 2017.
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