This guest blog post is by Katerina Pantoula, a Year 2 PhD candidate in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the processing of complex syntactic structures by bilingual children who speak English and Greek residing in the Scottish Lowlands, from which she collects primary linguistic data. Having received funding … Continue reading LINGUISTIC DATA COLLECTION: A FIELDTRIP AMIDST GREEK-SPEAKING CHILDREN
Cassice is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of St Andrews and her work focuses upon the contemporary American survival film. Last year she taught Key Concepts in Film Studies and she currently teaches Film Theory, Culture and Entertainment. I spent the week 19th to the 26th March at Cove Park as the SGSAH researcher in residence. … Continue reading Researcher in Residence at Cove Park: Beauty and peace on Loch Long
Jonathan is a textile historian and tapestry weaver studying at the University of Glasgow. He is applying his knowledge of weave-structures to research the design and manufacture of mass-produced carpets, using the archives of the Glasgow-based firm, James Templeton & Co. Ltd. Is too much a bad thing? Discussion with colleagues suggests that a common part of the PhD … Continue reading Student Development Fund Report: Learning to work with ‘too much’ information
Olivia Hicks is based at the University of Dundee, and is currently in the second year of her PhD. Her research focuses on the superheroine in British and American girls' comics. You can follow her on twitter @missoliviahick and read more blog posts by her at Britishgirlscomics101.tumblr.com I recently had the opportunity to spend three … Continue reading Getting the Most Out of an Internship: Comics and the British Library
Matthew Payne is in the fourth year of his PhD at the University of St Andrews. Before moving up to Scotland, Matthew completed his undergraduate and Master’s studies at the University of Cambridge. Matthew works on Seneca the Younger, the Roman politician, philosopher, poet, and infamously the tutor and adviser of the Emperor Nero. Matthew’s research is on aberration in Seneca’s tragedies, … Continue reading 3 Months in the Netherlands
Claire Field is a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, where she is a member of both the Arché and CEPPA research centres. She is supported by a SGSAH Doctoral Studentship, and her internship with Theatre Nemo was made possible by additional funding from SGSAH. For more information about her work … Continue reading Reasonable Expectations and Re-Offending: Lessons from the Criminal Justice System.
Our guest blogger this week is Juliet. She is a second year student at The University of Edinburgh studying American literature. Her research focuses on depictions of flirts in American fiction from 1878-1928, exploring how attitudes towards flirtatious femininity reflect broader cultural changes. Thanks to the Scottish Graduate School’s ‘Student Development Fund’ I spent October to … Continue reading Firestone Library: Progressing at Princeton
We regularly share news, articles and opportunities for Arts & Humanities PhD students on the SGSAH Blog Twitter account. A wonderful place to connect with other researchers across Scotland: follow us to join the conversation! This month on the SGSAH Blog We had two guest posts on the blog this month. In the first guest … Continue reading Monthly round up: January 2018
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging with SGSAH for almost six months. Next week I’ll compose the monthly round-up and after that I’m handing over to a new blogger who is sure to offer a very different perspective on the experience of being an Arts & Humanities PhD student in Scotland. I’ve loved … Continue reading My final SGSAH blog post!
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