Monthly Roundup: June 2017

It has as usual been a busy month here on the SGSAH blog! To bring June to a close I have brought together various links that may be of interest, as well as recapping our posts of the last month.

We started the month with a post from Lois Burke and the Postgraduate Gender Research Network for Scotland (PGRNS), reflecting on their work in progress workshop last month. PGRNS were also the co-organisers of the Feminist Research Methods workshop I attended at the SGSAH Summer School last week, and blogged about here. Andrea Blendl wrote a post about what it is like to do a PhD somewhere very remote, in this case Orkney, and Diljeet Bhachu shared her experiences of what it means to be a woman of colour in academia. Finally, Maxine Branagh-Miscampbell reflected on the last 8 months of PhD-ing while pregnant, and shared some advice on what to expect if you decide to have a baby during the PhD.

Earlier in the month we celebrated our 100th blog post here in the SGSAH blog, and I sought help from the wonderful Twitter community to write this post which covers the ten best things about doing a PhD, and the top ten pieces of advice for PhD students. I very much enjoyed writing a little bit about my interest in material culture following the SGSAH ‘Stuff of Research’ Material Culture symposium which took place at Kelvinhall earlier in the month.

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Embroidery workshop at the Stuff of Research symposium 

Blogs & Podcasts

Call for Papers, Articles & Speakers

There are so many great conferences and publications coming up at the moment, I just couldn’t fit them all in here! Some that grabbed my attention:

Events & Projects 


Town Guard Re-enactors at the opening of Musket, Axe & Drum at the Museum of Edinburgh last week.

Articles, News Stories & Other Stuff 

I have just one more month of posts to go before the new blogger takes over at the start of August! If you are interested in writing something for us please do get in touch. You can always catch me on twitter @luciewhitmore, and of course follow SGSAH @SGSAH_ to stay up to date with all the latest news and opportunities. 

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