This guest blog post is by Katerina Pantoula, a Year 2 PhD candidate in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the processing of complex syntactic structures by bilingual children who speak English and Greek residing in the Scottish Lowlands, from which she collects primary linguistic data. Having received funding … Continue reading LINGUISTIC DATA COLLECTION: A FIELDTRIP AMIDST GREEK-SPEAKING CHILDREN
This guest post comes from Anastasia-Stavroula Valtadorou, a second-year, AHRC-funded doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. In November 2017 Anastasia-Stavroula was awarded a grant from the SGSAH Student Development Fund in order to take German language classes with a private tutor, native speaker of the German language. For the links to her personal social media pages … Continue reading Struggling with German: A Love-Hate Relationship!
After the reading, I was a little anxious going to the Spring into Methods workshop. It honestly looked, well, a little too social science and not enough humanities. But I had signed up and it looked interesting all the same. So, I sorted my train tickets and made my way to Edinburgh. I’m glad I … Continue reading Spring into Methods: Discourse Analysis and new insights
Cassice is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of St Andrews and her work focuses upon the contemporary American survival film. Last year she taught Key Concepts in Film Studies and she currently teaches Film Theory, Culture and Entertainment. I spent the week 19th to the 26th March at Cove Park as the SGSAH researcher in residence. … Continue reading Researcher in Residence at Cove Park: Beauty and peace on Loch Long
Jonathan is a textile historian and tapestry weaver studying at the University of Glasgow. He is applying his knowledge of weave-structures to research the design and manufacture of mass-produced carpets, using the archives of the Glasgow-based firm, James Templeton & Co. Ltd. Is too much a bad thing? Discussion with colleagues suggests that a common part of the PhD … Continue reading Student Development Fund Report: Learning to work with ‘too much’ information
Olivia Hicks is based at the University of Dundee, and is currently in the second year of her PhD. Her research focuses on the superheroine in British and American girls' comics. You can follow her on twitter @missoliviahick and read more blog posts by her at Britishgirlscomics101.tumblr.com I recently had the opportunity to spend three … Continue reading Getting the Most Out of an Internship: Comics and the British Library
Matthew Payne is in the fourth year of his PhD at the University of St Andrews. Before moving up to Scotland, Matthew completed his undergraduate and Master’s studies at the University of Cambridge. Matthew works on Seneca the Younger, the Roman politician, philosopher, poet, and infamously the tutor and adviser of the Emperor Nero. Matthew’s research is on aberration in Seneca’s tragedies, … Continue reading 3 Months in the Netherlands
Claire Field is a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, where she is a member of both the Arché and CEPPA research centres. She is supported by a SGSAH Doctoral Studentship, and her internship with Theatre Nemo was made possible by additional funding from SGSAH. For more information about her work … Continue reading Reasonable Expectations and Re-Offending: Lessons from the Criminal Justice System.
Our guest blogger this week is Juliet. She is a second year student at The University of Edinburgh studying American literature. Her research focuses on depictions of flirts in American fiction from 1878-1928, exploring how attitudes towards flirtatious femininity reflect broader cultural changes. Thanks to the Scottish Graduate School’s ‘Student Development Fund’ I spent October to … Continue reading Firestone Library: Progressing at Princeton
I’m personally and professionally a wee bit of a juxtaposition. Personally, I’m somewhere between work boots and a tweed jacket; just as comfortable building a house as an academic argument. Well, that’s not entirely true, I’m a PhD candidate, which means I regularly question my own ability to do most things. Professionally, I think the … Continue reading Introductions and Ideas