Can You Handle It? Using Special Collections in Research

This guest blog comes from Jill Dye and Erin Farley, who co-organised a SGSAH-funded workshop on using Special Collections material for research. Held in Dundee in May, this SGSAH-funded event was organised out of a discussion with fellow PhD researchers about “library anxiety”. Usually a term used in undergraduate, FE and public library provisions, it … Continue reading Can You Handle It? Using Special Collections in Research

‘Hey, Editor – I’m undeniable!’ Dealing with feedback and criticism during your PhD

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. The email lands in your inbox. ‘Feedback attached.’ You download the document – the filename is slightly different from when you sent it, your supervisor’s initials plastered on the end. You click ‘open’ and… are blinded by the sheer amount of tracked changes and comments in the Word … Continue reading ‘Hey, Editor – I’m undeniable!’ Dealing with feedback and criticism during your PhD

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