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

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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

That Time I went to Finland & Sweden and Took over 3500 Photos: Making the Most of Student Development Funding

Our guest blogger this week is Hannah Yoken. Hannah is a Finnish-American SGSAH / AHRC funded PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow researching transnational Nordic feminism. Her PhD project is titled 'From peripheral to paragon? The transnational development of Nordic feminism since the 1960s'. During her studies Hannah has specialised in the development of various social … Continue reading That Time I went to Finland & Sweden and Took over 3500 Photos: Making the Most of Student Development Funding

Civilians and the ‘other stuff’ of war and conflict: Conference Review

  We have a bonus post on the blog this week! This review of the SGSAH funded War Through Other Stuff conference comes from Michael Reeve. Michael is a second-year doctoral researcher based at the Maritime Historical Studies Centre, University of Hull, with secondary supervision from Leeds Beckett University. Michael’s research interests are primarily the expression of … Continue reading Civilians and the ‘other stuff’ of war and conflict: Conference Review

Conference Dispatches: Finding War in the Other Stuff

As you’ll have seen from recent posts, we (Lucie, Laura, Catherine, with help from our brilliant co-organiser Roseanne) recently put on a conference. ‘War Through Other Stuff’ ran over three days and was dedicated to exploring alternative histories of conflict - rather than focusing on more conventional military histories, we chose to highlight non-military narratives, … Continue reading Conference Dispatches: Finding War in the Other Stuff