SGSAH Student Development Fund – Summer of Epigraphy: 4th June – 4th August 2017

Ambra Allison Ghiringhelli is a 2nd year Classics PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh. Ambra is originally from Italy, where she graduated from the Università degli Studi di Milano before obtaining an MSc in Classics from the University of Edinburgh. The focus of her PhD are the religious practices of Greek and Roman slaves, … Continue reading SGSAH Student Development Fund – Summer of Epigraphy: 4th June – 4th August 2017

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Making Old Inks & New Connections

Dispatches from the TransPositions Summer School: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise, Utrecht, 21-25 August 2017 Ianto is a third year SGSAH-funded PhD student in Classics at the University of Glasgow, but he will stubbornly insist that he is, in fact, a medical historian and temporarily retired scientist. He is working on a translation and … Continue reading Making Old Inks & New Connections

From Ballet Barre to Academic Researcher: Every Criticism is a Helping Hand

This post comes from Julie Holder, a second year PhD student in History at the University of Glasgow in collaboration with National Museums Scotland (NMS), supported by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and funded by AHRC. She originally came from a Performing Arts and Education background, but after changing career path has gained experience … Continue reading From Ballet Barre to Academic Researcher: Every Criticism is a Helping Hand

The Global Irish Diaspora Congress and Why It’s Never Too Late to Visit Archives

This guest article comes from Catherine Bateson who is a final year AHRC SGSAH PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, researching the culture and sentiments of Irish American Civil War songs and music. She is also the current social media secretary for the Scottish Association for the Study of America and one of the … Continue reading The Global Irish Diaspora Congress and Why It’s Never Too Late to Visit Archives

How long distance running has changed how I approach my PhD

I have somehow found myself signed up to the 'Great Scottish Run' Half-Marathon in Glasgow on Sunday. I’m not sure how this happened, but I blame 'PhD brain'. You know that feeling: you’ve been locked away writing for weeks, your social life is a distant memory and doing literally anything else seems like a more … Continue reading How long distance running has changed how I approach my PhD

SGSAH & opportunities for PhD students in Scotland

Last week I wrote about my experience as a ‘remote’ PhD student. I suggested that people often have assumptions about what ‘the PhD experience’ looks like, but we can all feel 'remote-ness' in different ways even if we seem to be following a ‘conventional’ PhD route. Rather than focusing on how our PhD experiences differ … Continue reading SGSAH & opportunities for PhD students in Scotland