Monthly round-up: November 2017

We regularly share news, articles and opportunities for Arts & Humanities PhD students on the SGSAH Blog Twitter account. A wonderful place to connect with other researchers across Scotland: follow us to join the conversation! This month on the SGSAH Blog We had some wonderful guest posts this November! We began with this illuminating article … Continue reading Monthly round-up: November 2017

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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

What does my PhD on Scottish heritage and tourism have to do with Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe has been all over the media recently, as a sudden intervention by the army resulted in the resignation of Robert Mugabe after three decades in charge. The southern African state has seen years of economic & political instability and has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world (at an estimated 95%![1]). News … Continue reading What does my PhD on Scottish heritage and tourism have to do with Zimbabwe?

My Month in Berlin: Abenteuerlust, or Adventures in the German Language

This week's guest article comes from Alexandra Chiriac, who is a third 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 and 30s. She holds an MA in Art … Continue reading My Month in Berlin: Abenteuerlust, or Adventures in the German Language

Visiting Doctoral Research Placement: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz

This guest article comes from Alasdair Grant, who is a second year PhD student in History at the University of Edinburgh, jointly supervised at the University of St Andrews. He is researching Christian-Muslim relations in the late Byzantine world (eastern Mediterranean, 13-15 centuries) through the specific example of people who were taken as captives. For … Continue reading Visiting Doctoral Research Placement: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz

SGSAH Doctoral Internship with the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service

This blog comes from Rebecca Mason, a PhD candidate in History at the University of Glasgow. Her PhD research, entitled “Wives and the Defence of Property in Early Modern Scotland”, explores how ‘ordinary’ married women litigated within competing jurisdictions in defence of their property during the early modern period, and how their access to justice … Continue reading SGSAH Doctoral Internship with the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service

Välkomna till Billströmska! – Three weeks on Tjörn

This guest post comes from Mirjam Eiswirth, a 3rd year PhD student in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh. Mirjam's PhD analyses how speakers accommodate to each other in interaction by speaking more or less like their interlocutor: Which differences are there between interlocutors? How much does an individual speaker vary? And (how) … Continue reading Välkomna till Billströmska! – Three weeks on Tjörn