UCD Archaeology student awarded Fulbright fellowship

We are delighted to announce that seven Fulbright Irish Awardees & one SUSI Awardee from UCD were among the successful Fulbright recipients for 2018-2019. UCD awardees include Ben Moore, Aoife De Brún, Cormac O’Brien, Maria Moloney, David Stone, Judith Harford, Niall O’Shaughnessy and Donncha Ó Murchú. The awardees are pictured below with UCD's Fulbright Ambassador and lecturer in the School of Archaeology, Dr Amanda Kelly.

We are, of course, particularly proud of David Stone who is this year's Fulbright-Creative Ireland Museum Fellow. David is a second-year Government of Ireland Irish Research Council doctoral scholar at the School of Archaeology, UCD. He received his BA in Archaeology from UCD and a MSc in Archaeology from the University of Oxford in 2016. His research focuses on the study of archaeobotanical material from excavations in Azerbaijan dating to the 6th–15th centuries.

As a Fulbright-Creative Ireland Museum Fellowship student, he will conduct research at the Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. David will draw upon techniques used in leading international museums for the curation and digital archiving of archaeobotanical remains, which will enable him to address current and pressing issues in archaeological practice in both Ireland and Azerbaijan. David's fellowship will include collaboration with the National Museum of Ireland to promote best practice in Irish archaeology.

The School looks forward to further continuing collaboration with Fulbright Ireland following on from Dr Helen Lewis'  successful Fulbright-GSI award for her research in 2016.