Organise a conference they said – it’ll be fun, they said

I (Aileen Lichtenstein) am a first year AHRC-funded PhD student in History at the University of Glasgow. I signed up to help organise the 7th Annual Glasgow University College of Arts Postgraduate Conference at the end of last year to get an idea what it is like to organise these events and to meet other … Continue reading Organise a conference they said – it’ll be fun, they said

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Spring into Methods: Discourse Analysis and new insights

After the reading, I was a little anxious going to the Spring into Methods workshop. It honestly looked, well, a little too social science and not enough humanities. But I had signed up and it looked interesting all the same. So, I sorted my train tickets and made my way to Edinburgh. I’m glad I … Continue reading Spring into Methods: Discourse Analysis and new insights

Rethinking Remote: PhD communities in the Highlands & Islands

Research in the Highlands & Islands What do you think of when (if?) you hear about PhD research in the Highlands & Islands? Perhaps you think of the University of the Highlands & Islands (UHI), with its 13 campuses across the region. It’s possible that images of desolate, unpeopled and beautiful landscapes spring to mind: … Continue reading Rethinking Remote: PhD communities in the Highlands & Islands

Like a Band-Aid: pulling off your first conference paper

This post comes from Brittnee Leysen, a first-year self-funded international PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow in Celtic and Gaelic. Having completed her undergraduate degree in Anthropology, and MLitt in Celtic Studies, she now explores the Scottish diaspora through place-names in the Otago region of New Zealand. You can connect with her on Twitter … Continue reading Like a Band-Aid: pulling off your first conference paper