Developing a Working Method

This guest post is by Kim Walker, who is pursuing a PhD in Composition at the University of Aberdeen, working with sound, video, installation and new media. She is a Scottish artist whose work explores pathos within playfulness, humour and the everyday. Kim creates settings in which the mundane and the playful, ordinary gesture can … Continue reading Developing a Working Method

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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

Singing Tour of Britain – visiting choirs and singing groups set up for people who have experienced homelessness

This guest article is from Shelly Coyne who is based in the IMHSD in the Reid School of Music at Edinburgh University. She is exploring choirs and community singing groups set up for singers who have experienced homelessness.  Shelly has worked as a choir leader for over 19 years predominantly in areas of poverty and … Continue reading Singing Tour of Britain – visiting choirs and singing groups set up for people who have experienced homelessness