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

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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

Can You Handle It? Using Special Collections in Research

This guest blog comes from Jill Dye and Erin Farley, who co-organised a SGSAH-funded workshop on using Special Collections material for research. Held in Dundee in May, this SGSAH-funded event was organised out of a discussion with fellow PhD researchers about “library anxiety”. Usually a term used in undergraduate, FE and public library provisions, it … Continue reading Can You Handle It? Using Special Collections in Research

SGSAH Cohort Development Fund – “Other Psychotherapies – Across Time, Space, and Cultures”

This guest post comes from Anastasia-Stavroula Valtadorou, a doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. In April, Anastasia-Stavroula was awarded a Small Award from the SGSAH Cohort Development Fund to attend the conference “Other Psychotherapies – Across Time, Space, and Cultures” at the University of Glasgow. Thanks to the generous support of the SGSAH’s Small Award (Cohort Development … Continue reading SGSAH Cohort Development Fund – “Other Psychotherapies – Across Time, Space, and Cultures”

SGSAH Residencies: Researcher in Residence at Hospitalfield house

Today we have the final of our three posts by PhD students who have undertaken SGSAH research residencies this year. You can find out more about the residencies and other SGSAH opportunities here.  Researcher in Residence at Hospitalfield House Our blogger today is Théophile Krosi-Douté. Théo is currently a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen. His … Continue reading SGSAH Residencies: Researcher in Residence at Hospitalfield house