Matthew Fackrell

Laidlaw Undergraduate Research Scholar, Durham University

About Matthew Fackrell

Anthropology and Sociology Undergraduate; from Bristol, UK. I am completing a research project on narrative transmission and reproduction, looking at how oral accounts of geological events are passed down accurately over generations. By understanding how narratives are constructed I am keen to explore interdisciplinary approaches, particularly between Anthropology, Linguistics, Computer-Human Interaction, and Cognition. Other interests include literature, art and photography, architecture, astronomy, and outdoor pursuits.

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Undergraduate Scholar

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Humanities Social Sciences

Research Topic

Anthropology Earth Sciences & Geography Linguistics Society & Culture Technology


Durham University

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Proposal Anthropology Geology Leadership

Whispers from the Past: Research into the Accurate Communication of Oral Narratives

Recent research has indicated that geological events from 10,000+ years can be recorded by oral narratives - without writing systems - and passed down accurately through time. This project aims to identify how such narratives are constructed, and where they may be applied to an urban, digital world.

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Durham University

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