Donald Adamson

Dreaming in black and white

Academic study

This section relates to aspects of my academic work since 2007, when I undertook first a post-graduate MLitt and then began studying part-time for a  PhD at the University of Glasgow. In the main, they relate to post-medieval archaeology, but also encompass some thoughts on Scottish history and culture change in Scotland since the sixteenth century.

In 2008, I completed a dissertation for my MLitt at the University of Glasgow on the archaeology of the Moat Pit and its relationship to the wider development of the early industrial burgh of Culross, Fife in the late 16th Century.  This was subsequently used as the basis for an article of nearly the same length in the Scottish Archaeological Journal. In 2015, this research helped to create the page on Sir George Bruce, the engineer behind the Moat Pit, in the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame. The article is freely available from the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame. CLICK HERE: VISIT

In 2014, I completed a  PhD, which I had carried out part-time, at the University of Glasgow on the archaeology of the export of cattle and grain from the Highlands of Scotland in the period immediately preceding and during the Improvement era. The thesis is available freely in PDF form via the University of Glasgow Library. CLICK HERE: VISIT