Visiting Doctoral Research Placement: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz

This guest article comes from Alasdair Grant, who is a second year PhD student in History at the University of Edinburgh, jointly supervised at the University of St Andrews. He is researching Christian-Muslim relations in the late Byzantine world (eastern Mediterranean, 13-15 centuries) through the specific example of people who were taken as captives. For … Continue reading Visiting Doctoral Research Placement: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz

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SGSAH Doctoral Internship with the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service

This blog comes from Rebecca Mason, a PhD candidate in History at the University of Glasgow. Her PhD research, entitled “Wives and the Defence of Property in Early Modern Scotland”, explores how ‘ordinary’ married women litigated within competing jurisdictions in defence of their property during the early modern period, and how their access to justice … Continue reading SGSAH Doctoral Internship with the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service

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

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

Scribes and Scribbles: A Summer Spent among Medieval Sources

This guest blog is by Chris Cooijmans, a third-year PhD candidate in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on the exploits of the Vikings in and around the Frankish realm, for which he is currently establishing a database of primary source material. Having received funding from the SGSAH SDF Training Fund, Chris … Continue reading Scribes and Scribbles: A Summer Spent among Medieval Sources