Essential ingredients for a long-distance challenge

Recently, I wrote about how taking up long distance running affected how I approach my PhD. I was writing in the week before I was due to take part in the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon in Glasgow. As the big day approached I felt increasingly nervous, and seriously considered dropping out. In the end, … Continue reading Essential ingredients for a long-distance challenge

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From Ballet Barre to Academic Researcher: Every Criticism is a Helping Hand

This post comes from Julie Holder, a second year PhD student in History at the University of Glasgow in collaboration with National Museums Scotland (NMS), supported by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and funded by AHRC. She originally came from a Performing Arts and Education background, but after changing career path has gained experience … Continue reading From Ballet Barre to Academic Researcher: Every Criticism is a Helping Hand

The Global Irish Diaspora Congress and Why It’s Never Too Late to Visit Archives

This guest article comes from Catherine Bateson who is a final year AHRC SGSAH PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, researching the culture and sentiments of Irish American Civil War songs and music. She is also the current social media secretary for the Scottish Association for the Study of America and one of the … Continue reading The Global Irish Diaspora Congress and Why It’s Never Too Late to Visit Archives

How long distance running has changed how I approach my PhD

I have somehow found myself signed up to the 'Great Scottish Run' Half-Marathon in Glasgow on Sunday. I’m not sure how this happened, but I blame 'PhD brain'. You know that feeling: you’ve been locked away writing for weeks, your social life is a distant memory and doing literally anything else seems like a more … Continue reading How long distance running has changed how I approach my PhD

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

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