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A Bright Future for Our New Fellow

Posted on Jun 12, 2018 by in The OFI Blog |

Dr. David Stone is the new fellow for the 2018-2019 Smithsonian-Irish Fulbright Fellowship Program.

Established in 1957, the Fulbright Programme in Ireland awards grants to Irish citizens to study, research, or teach in the United States. Since its formation, over 2,000 postgraduate students, scholars, professionals, and teachers have participated in the program. Under an agreement established between the Smithsonian and the Fulbright Commission of Ireland in 2017, fellows are chosen to conduct independent research or study at the Smithsonian every year.

Dr. David Stone was chosen as the fellow for the 2018-2019 Smithsonian-Irish Fulbright Fellowship Program. Below is the bio of our new fellow. Congratulations and welcome to the Smithsonian!


Mr David Stone: Fulbright-Creative Ireland Museum Fellow from UCD to the Smithsonian     

Mr David Stone is a second-year Government of Ireland Irish Research Council doctoral scholar at the School of Archaeology, University College Dublin (UCD). He received his BA in Archaeology from UCD and a MSt 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.