Getting The Most out of A Conference: Shared Humanity and Humility

As I walked into the conference and began meeting people I felt a bit like a teenager meeting their favourite celebrities. These were people whose work I had been reading and quoting. They were people I honestly idolized a bit. Talking with them I was awed by how much they knew and had read. At … Continue reading Getting The Most out of A Conference: Shared Humanity and Humility

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Researcher in Residence at Cove Park: Beauty and peace on Loch Long

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

Student Development Fund Report: Learning to work with ‘too much’ information

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

Getting the Most Out of an Internship: Comics and the British Library

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

Rethinking Procrastination: A symptom not a cause

Procrastination seems to be a staple of the PhD experience. It’s a part of that experience which I’ve shown a great proclivity for, making me a bit of an expert. I’ve even been thinking of changing my thesis because I’m currently working on some advanced topics in the field, particularly, practicing some reflexivity methods on … Continue reading Rethinking Procrastination: A symptom not a cause

3 Months in the Netherlands

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