As some of you may know, last week kicked off a series of SGSAH-organised writing retreats in Hospitalfield, Arbroath. The instructions for participants were clear: Have something to work on, set manageable goals – and most importantly: forget about the outside world for three days.
Category: Events, Projects, Conferences
How to talk about old books
In our digitally saturated age it is easy to forget that for 94.2% of the past half a millennium the western world has been reliant on the printed book as our predominant "information technology". What does this mean for us as scholars? For one thing it means that any of us working in a historical perspective will probably want to have some understanding of how the book developed as a technology and of how we can make use of that in our research.
How to stand out at research showcases
The SGSAH annual research showcase is just around the corner. This might be just the opportunity for you to present your work with funding of up to 1000£ for related costs, regarl. But how can you best capture your (PhD-)life’s work to attract attention and garner interest in your topic? Here are three tips to make your work stand out and get most out of the showcase.
Black History Month Scotland: What happened to the momentum of spring 2020?
It’s October, which is Black History Month in Scotland. Black History Month is a concept that started in the United States with the African American scholar Dr Carter G Woodson who pointed out the lack of education about Black American history and culture. Since the history and culture here in the UK differs from that in … Continue reading Black History Month Scotland: What happened to the momentum of spring 2020?
Feminism & Frocks
The SGSAH Summer School is coming up in just a few weeks (there's still time to register, click here) and I am very much looking forward to attending a session at the Glasgow Women's Library on Feminist Research Methods & Networks (organised in collaboration with the Postgraduate Gender Research Network of Scotland). I have been asked to prepare a five … Continue reading Feminism & Frocks
Irene Ros – Research and Practice
In our latest post, Irene Ros (PhD Researcher at Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde, discusses her research on the impact of Italian right-wing terrorism in the 1970s through the perspectives of 17 women who lived through that era. Siamo in linea [We are online] Siamo in linea copyright Irene Ros 2022 Siamo in linea is … Continue reading Irene Ros – Research and Practice
What you should know before starting a PhD (and what you rarely do!)
In this (late!) article, resident blogger Garry Mac shares some of his experiences of talking with researchers at an earlier part of their journey, and how older researchers, or those at a later stage of their research, can reveal that, yes, we all worry whether we can do this or not! Many apologies for the … Continue reading What you should know before starting a PhD (and what you rarely do!)
SGSAH Research Showcase 2022 – Field Notes
This year, I was lucky enough to be one of the recipients of a grant from SGSAH to present my research so far in the form of a showcase that took place during the 2022 Summer School. This was an incredible event and I wanted to get my experiences down on record, to highlight the … Continue reading SGSAH Research Showcase 2022 – Field Notes
Top Tips for Starting an Online Reading Group
| Rowan Rush-Morgan The widening use of online video conferencing platforms over the last academic year has allowed many PhD students to access events that they wouldn’t usually be able to attend in person. Whilst online reading groups are not new, many of us are now more aware of their benefits. Online reading groups are … Continue reading Top Tips for Starting an Online Reading Group
Becoming a Global Scholar: Event Recap and Advice on Internationalisation
| Vesna Curlic On June 17, SGSAH held an event entitled “Becoming a Global Scholar: A Workshop for Doctoral Students.” This event is part of SGSAH’s efforts to get doctoral researchers to think more internationally about their work and careers. “Becoming a Global Scholar” was aimed at any doctoral student who was interested in making … Continue reading Becoming a Global Scholar: Event Recap and Advice on Internationalisation