2 record(s) found for principle investigator "MacDonald, John" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Inuit Astronomy and Cosmology
Principal Investigator: MacDonald, John
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1991
Summary: The Researcher will gather information from Igloolik Inuit elders on Arctic celestial and atmospheric phenomena including associated terminologies, mythologies and legends. Inuit star and constellation names will be linked to their European equivalents. An examination of the Inuit lunar calendar and the role of stars in the determination of seasonal time will also be undertaken....


Thematic Annotation of the 1821-1823 Journals of W.E. Parry and Related Texts
Principal Investigator: MacDonald, John
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1991
Summary: The expedition journals kept by W.E. Parry during his visits to the Northern Foxe Basin in the years 1821-1823 will be organized, excerpted and annotated under approximately 100 thematic headings and sub-headings. These journals provide the earliest written records of this area. The project will emphasize Inuit ethnology but will include geography, toponymy, biology, botany and climatology....


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