For the past several weeks I – along with a large portion of the world, it seems – have been engrossed with the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest show, WandaVision. It might seem strange that I’ve chosen to focus a post for the SGSAH research blog on a television show, but I promise I have my … Continue reading ‘What is Grief if Not Love Persevering?’: Making Space for Grief in Academia
In this series we interview PhD researchers across the arts and humanities in Scotland, and throughout the month of March we're putting a special focus on women-identifying researchers. In this post, we hear from Adriana Alcaraz-Sánchez, who is a PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow. What year are you in, and at what school? … Continue reading 5 Minutes With… Adriana Alcaraz-Sánchez
After a short hiatus, our '5 Minutes With...' series is back just in time to celebrate Women's History Month! In this series we interview PhD researchers across the arts and humanities in Scotland, and throughout the month of March we're putting a special focus on women-identifying researchers. To kick the series back off, we welcome … Continue reading 5 Minutes With… Shelby Judge
This latest guest post comes from Negar Ebrahimi, a PhD student in Architecture at the University of Edinburgh. Here, she gives a review of her pre-COVID workshop, Designing My Happy City: Playground, and discusses the importance nature has in our every-day lives. The government’s road map in controlling the global pandemic promises an easing of … Continue reading Hitting the Yellow Brick Road
A very warm ‘Hello’ to everyone! I’m Danielle Schwertner and I’ll be the SGSAH Blogger for the next few months. I thought I’d take a post to properly introduce myself to our readers, so here goes! I’m a third-year (self-funded) PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow and am based in the School of Modern … Continue reading Hello from Glasgow
My time as the SGSAH blogger has come to an end and I'm really not sure where the last six months went. 8When I started doing this six months ago, it seemed as though things were beginning to get back to normal. Every week felt as though the end of that week things would be … Continue reading Goodbye and welcome!
The end of 2020 is rapidly bearing down on us. Sitting here at the end of this year trying to reflect is an almost impossible task. The world, and everyday life, has changed in ways we didn’t think possible this time a year ago. Personally it has been one of the most difficult years, both … Continue reading Well what was all that then?
In this guest post, Manos Apostolidis discusses how to navigate the waters of a PhD and personal development when we have to face our own barriers. It presents a guide of his own techniques for how to navigate this and be kind to yourself. It also features some lovely images of Greece, somewhere I spent … Continue reading Obsessive Compulsive Disasters
The 1st October 2020 was the first “official” day of my PhD Research. It was one of those days – rainy and sunny at the same time. No doubt that’s a metaphor. The rain was a nuisance, but there was a fabulous rainbow as I walked my kids down to school. My 6-year-old asked his … Continue reading MIND THE (interdisciplinary) GAP!
What do depression and the PhD process have in common? (This is not a setup for a joke. I’m sorry.) The answer, as I came to discover recently, is their tendency to force our attention towards new questions; questions that are unexpected, overdue, crucial for our development, and illuminating in their own way, even when … Continue reading On questions and questioning