Writing the literature review

There are few interesting pictures of literature review writing. So this article is accompanied by pictures from my recent trip to the Outer Hebrides instead! Writing a literature review is replete with challenges. How do you avoid writing something that simply restates what others have said? Sidestep that problem by arguing strongly for a particular … Continue reading Writing the literature review

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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

Meeting at the Heart: an alternative to hate and intolerance

This guest blog comes from Rhona Ramsay, who is in her first year of a SGSAH-funded PhD at Stirling University researching the material culture of Gypsy/Travellers in Scottish Museums. My PhD research looks at Nacken chatterie in Scottish museums. Nacken is a word used by many Gypsy Travellers in Scotland to describe themselves and chatterie … Continue reading Meeting at the Heart: an alternative to hate and intolerance

Creating and Networking: Female Networks Postgraduate and Early Career Study Day

This week's guest post comes from Freya Spoor and Nia Clark who organised a Female Networks Postgraduate & Early Career Study Day in June. The Female Networks (1750-1950) Postgraduate and Early Career Study Day held at Glasgow School of Art on the 29th June 2017 encouraged new friendships, collaboration and future research through a variety … Continue reading Creating and Networking: Female Networks Postgraduate and Early Career Study Day

University of Hull ‘Sound + Environment Conference’ 29th June – 2nd July 2017

This guest blog is by Luca Nasciuti, who is a 3rd year PhD candidate in Musical Composition at the University of Aberdeen. He is an artist and composer who uses field recordings to build complex soundscapes. His sound is urgent and physical, rooted in the natural and man-made sources he employs. He performs his music internationally and he has … Continue reading University of Hull ‘Sound + Environment Conference’ 29th June – 2nd July 2017