As the world becomes smaller through changing migration patterns, the challenges to live in mutual acceptance increase. This create the need for non-violence education in countries where a) inter-cultural violence has become legitimized and prevalent and b) non-violence education is largely absent from school curriculum and from the general conversation on conflict resolution.
What do a monoprinting workshop and a tea made from thistles have in common?
For Liam, Jenny, and Shona it all began over a discussion about their shared research interests in the Scottish landscape and folklore. This blog post is about their hybrid workshop series, Folklore in the Landscape, which was generously funded by SGSAH’s Cohort Development Fund.
New “Chief Twit” and #TwitterMigration: Should we be concerned?
After a lengthy “will he, won’t he?”, billionaire Elon Musk has taken over Twitter and instantly started introducing changes, declaring that “the bird is freed”. The reference to the platform’s logo was meant to be his catchy pledge to unrestricted free speech. With this change, will Twitter remain a safe space for academics?
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?
My name is Anna and I will be taking over the SGSAH blog for the upcoming six months.
Endings and Beginnings
Photo by Ana Arantes on Pexels.com So this is likely to be my final blog post for this internship, as I finish up this week. I'll shortly be handing over to new blogger, Anna Rezk, and I really look forward to seeing what she brings to the site! You'll get a proper introduction from her … Continue reading Endings and Beginnings
Learning to Not ‘Unsee’: Racism in Academia
For our Race Equality Month, we're taking a look back through our archives to share some fascinating articles from previous contributors. Please note this article was originally published in July 2021, so some aspects may be out of date. In this guest post, University of Glasgow PhD researcher Mariana Rios Maldonado discusses her experiences with … Continue reading Learning to Not ‘Unsee’: Racism in Academia
HIGHER ED & RACE EQUALITY
Photo by Godisable Jacob on Pexels.com “I read in research that blacks are lazy and not intelligent” - those were the words uttered by my classmate on the first day of my master’s programme. My heart sunk as I was the only black student in class and also because it was the first time in … Continue reading HIGHER ED & RACE EQUALITY
The Realities of the PhD Baby
This post from Maxine Branagh-Miscampell is another one from the archives, this time from 2017 and is an article about dealing with pregnancy during your PhD. Our guest blogger this week is Maxine Branagh-Miscampbell. Maxine is a third-year PhD student at the University of Stirling. Her PhD project, titled ‘The Young Scottish Reader in the Long … Continue reading The Realities of the PhD Baby
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