Being a heritage tourist in India

Researching for a PhD in heritage tourism has forever altered my perspective on travelling. I’ve written about this before in relation to my annual family holiday to the island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. This month, I had the chance to be a heritage tourist in a more distant location: India. I travelled to … Continue reading Being a heritage tourist in India

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Cultivating Perspectives on Landscape

This guest article is by Chloe Bray, whose research interrogates the concept of liminal landscape in fifth-century BC Greek tragedy, focussing on mountains, the sea, and meadows, as common tragic settings. While these literary spaces have often been identified as wild and isolated in opposition to the ancient Greek city and its values, Chloe's approach … Continue reading Cultivating Perspectives on Landscape

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