The Arts and Forced Migration: An English Literature PhD student at the Refugee Studies Centre International Summer School

This guest blog comes to us from Sarah Stewart, an AHRC funded researcher in recipient of the SGSAH Student Development Fund to attend the Oxford Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) Summer School.  Can art and its study meaningfully and significantly intervene in massive human suffering? The UNHCR reports 68.5 million people are now forcibly displaced worldwide, the highest … Continue reading The Arts and Forced Migration: An English Literature PhD student at the Refugee Studies Centre International Summer School

After the workshop ‘On the Border of Art and Language Teaching in the Multilingual World’

Marta Nitecka Barche (PhD student at the University of Aberdeen) brings us this blog on the influential workshop ‘On the Border of Art and Language Teaching in the Multilingual World’ (BAALT 2018) she organised with PhD students Dobrochna Futro (University of Glasgow), and Deirdre MacKenna (University of Dundee) . This workshop took place on the … Continue reading After the workshop ‘On the Border of Art and Language Teaching in the Multilingual World’

The Literary Self: from Antiquity to the Digital Age

Consuelo Martino is a second- year PhD candidate in Classics at the University of St Andrews. Her research focuses on the literary interactions in Suetonius’ Life of the Caesars, a collection of emperors’ biographies of the II century A.D. Matthew Tibble is a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh where he researches early modern political theory and English literature, … Continue reading The Literary Self: from Antiquity to the Digital Age

LINGUISTIC DATA COLLECTION: A FIELDTRIP AMIDST GREEK-SPEAKING CHILDREN

This guest blog post is by Katerina Pantoula, a Year 2 PhD candidate in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the processing of complex syntactic structures by bilingual children who speak English and Greek residing in the Scottish Lowlands, from which she collects primary linguistic data. Having received funding … Continue reading LINGUISTIC DATA COLLECTION: A FIELDTRIP AMIDST GREEK-SPEAKING CHILDREN

3 Months in the Netherlands

Matthew Payne is in the fourth year of his PhD at the University of St Andrews. Before moving up to Scotland, Matthew completed his undergraduate and Master’s studies at the University of Cambridge. Matthew works on Seneca the Younger, the Roman politician, philosopher, poet, and infamously the tutor and adviser of the Emperor Nero. Matthew’s research is on aberration in Seneca’s tragedies, … Continue reading 3 Months in the Netherlands