Monthly Roundup: October 2018

Happy fall y’all!

After a wee delay on this (anyone else have EVERYTHING happen all at once??) we’re back with another round-up for the month of October. As always, I will try to keep an eye out for any exciting opportunities, blogs, etc., happening in the near future, but please do drop me an email or Twitter message if there is anything you would like to see included in future roundups or featured on the blog!


  • 12 November!! SGSAH Cohort Development Fund Deadline: There are many things you could do with a Cohort Development Fund- from developing/delivering training that is not possible/viable for individual institutions and is in the vanguard of the field(s), to developing students’ capacity in grant proposal writing, there are so many possibilities to support the disciplinary and interdisciplinary training needs of doctoral researchers in the Arts & Humanities.
  • 27 November | SGSAH Heritage Careers Day: Although this event booked up quickly, there is a waiting list that would be worth adding yourself to if you were interested! From planning ahead to potential careers in the heritage sector, to getting to hear first hand from professionals in these positions, it’s sure to be an informative and inspiring day!
  • 11 December |The Ethics of Engagement: Research, Knowledge Exchange and the Military Sector: This short workshop will bring together interested academics to debate the opportunities, challenges, goals and ethical issues involved in building collaborative relationships between researchers and military personnel/organisations/campaign groups.


  • Open Access @ St Andrews: Highlighting some new resources available for open access and the process/copyright laws behind open access, this blog post looks at something any budding researcher might be curious about. 
  • PhD Women Scotland: As always, PhD Women Scotland has brought us another month of fabulous blog posts- here’s some highlights:
  • Pubs and Publications: I’m loving the content over at Pubs and Publications this month, and have highlighted a few of the key blogs I think everyone should check out here:
  • St Andrews School of History: PhD Induction Day 2018 | Although this is specific to St Andrews induction day, there are some meaningful reflections I think all incoming PhD students can relate to.
  • Centre for History of the Book: Enlightenment readers in the Scottish Universities| A bit of an interesting academic post on the history of the reader in relation to reading patterns, curriculum changes, and the sharing of works amongst readers.
  • Scotland’s Early Literature for Children Initiative: Theorising Scottish Children’s and Young Adult Fiction | As someone completely unaware of Scottish Children/Young Adult fiction, I found this a fascinating read on critically engaging with literature intended for the young. 


  •  9 November!! | SGSAH Welcome Event: Our welcome event is the ideal way for you to begin your PhD. You will find out what SGSAH can offer you through funding opportunities, training events and our internships and artist residencies. You will also have the chance to meet fellow first year PhD researchers from across Scotland, hear from current PhD students who will be demonstrating how SGSAH has helped them and meet us, the SGSAH staff who will be on hand to answer your questions.
  • 20 November | Janine Bradbury, “Racial Passing and Its Transatlantic Contexts”: Also being ran by the Transatlantic Literary Women this November, this talk by Dr Janine Bradbury from York St John University ‘will explore the phenomenon of ‘passing-for-white’ as represented in the work of transatlantic literary women ranging from Harlem Renaissance writer Nella Larsen to contemporary British writer Helen Oyeyemi and asks why passing continues to inspire women writers across the West.’
  • 23 November |Opening Up the Archives: Collections, Collaborations, and Forgotten Histories in Children’s Literature : Registration for this event is currently at capacity, but you can get in contact to be placed on the waiting list. This one-day symposium intends to explore children’s books in museum and library archives; children’s oral and literary cultures (including Gaelic in Scotland and Ireland); and the role of children as readers and producers of literature. It brings together experts from Scotland, Ireland, and England to discuss and promote collaborative work between literary and cultural historians, museum curators, and archivists.

We are always seeking new guest bloggers! If you have an idea for a blog post or would like to informally discuss writing for the SGSAH blog please get in touch with Brittnee via email at or connect with the blog on Twitter

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