Freedom Road

This incredible guest post comes from Janine Mitchell. Janine Mitchell is starting the second year of her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Stirling. Her practice-led research examines the ways in which archival material is analysed, selected and implemented in the creation of biographical narratives, and how this process negotiates the shifting boundaries of … Continue reading Freedom Road

5 reasons you should organise a conference during your PhD

This guest post is written by Dorothy Lawrenson, a 2nd year AHRC-funded PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. She tweets @djlawrenson. Helping to host a conference may feature among the competing demands on your time as a PhD student. The job, which is unlikely to be compulsory, involves a commitment of … Continue reading 5 reasons you should organise a conference during your PhD

Reflecting on the Northern Lights Workshop

This week's guest blog comes from Thaddeus Thorp, who is in the second year of his PhD in Classics at the University of Edinburgh, supported by a SGSAH Doctoral Award. His thesis focusses on commercially-driven social mobility in the western Roman empire during the first century A.D. Thaddeus, along with Laura Donati, Sam Ellis, Ambra Ghiringhelli, … Continue reading Reflecting on the Northern Lights Workshop

Yes, we can code

This week's guest post comes from Anna, a PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow, where she is investigating social interactions with robots. In addition to science, she is passionate about photography, travelling to exotic countries and all things cinema. You can connect with Anna on Twitter (@AnnaHenschel), through her website, and through ORCID. Programming used … Continue reading Yes, we can code

Curating an exhibition as part of a PhD project – a steep learning curve

This guest blog comes from Andrea Freund, an SGSAH-funded PhD student in her third year at the Institute for Northern Studies, UHI, in Orkney. Her project looks at questions of runic writing and identity and is a collaboration with Orkney Museum. You can read more about her research in her blog: orkneyrunes.wordpress.com. My PhD is funded … Continue reading Curating an exhibition as part of a PhD project – a steep learning curve

Film and Beyond Interdisciplinary Retreat: Engaging film in research, academia and the professional job market

Our next guest blog comes from María Fernanda Miño Puga, a PhD student at the University of St Andrews. Her research examines the intersection between film narratives, aesthetics and production practices in contemporary Ecuadorian Cinema, as they relate to film policy and industry measures. She currently serves as PGR Representative for the University of St Andrews Department … Continue reading Film and Beyond Interdisciplinary Retreat: Engaging film in research, academia and the professional job market