The Stuff of Research: Putting material culture in practice

Our second post on the SGSAH Material Culture programme, 'The Stuff of Research', comes from Alexandra Chiriac. Alexandra is a second year PhD candidate at the University of St Andrews, funded through the SGSAH AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. She is researching the impact of modernism on stage design and interior design in Romania in the 1920s … Continue reading The Stuff of Research: Putting material culture in practice

Why do you work on that? Explaining how we arrive at our research topics

Today's post is by Sam Grinsell, a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh.  His research interests lie in colonial cities and the built environment more broadly, and he also maintains a strong interest in digital pedagogy. His current research on British imperial architecture in the Nile valley is funded by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great … Continue reading Why do you work on that? Explaining how we arrive at our research topics

The Spanish Civil War, Living History and Pan’s Labyrinth

  This week’s guest post comes from Fraser Raeburn, a third-year PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh funded by the Wolfson Foundation, researching Scottish participation in the Spanish Civil War (1936-9). Alongside his research, he helps edit the Pubs and Publications blogging project on the PhD experience, and is the co-founder of the Scottish History Network. You … Continue reading The Spanish Civil War, Living History and Pan’s Labyrinth

GUEST BLOG: The Inchcolm Project and Working with Others Pt. 1

This week's guest blog comes from Mona Bozdog, a second-year ARCS PhD candidate. As part of her PhD, which investigates the connections between video games and live performance, she designed a live performance that took as its starting point a video game, its design heuristics, aesthetics and mechanics. Mona took part in the Inchcolm Project, … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: The Inchcolm Project and Working with Others Pt. 1

Talking Animals, Disney and the Sympathtic Imagination

Hello fellow PhDers! I'm literally falling over myself trying to get through my to do list this week (having such issue with settling back to work post-Christmas, ugh!) and as such I've decided to share a blog from my website instead of writing a new one. BUT it's relevant, since Zootropolis (aka Zootopia) just won best animated feature at the … Continue reading Talking Animals, Disney and the Sympathtic Imagination

Guest Post: Getting to Know Your Subject: Human Rights Film Festivals under ARCS Studentship

This week's guest post comes from Alexandra-Maria Colta, a PhD researcher at the Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews, in partnership with the Document Film Festival. Her project is an Applied Research Collaborative Studentship (ARCS) and she has kindly shared some insights into the ARCS experience.  I think for many of us starting a PhD we first have to … Continue reading Guest Post: Getting to Know Your Subject: Human Rights Film Festivals under ARCS Studentship