This guest post is by Perin Westerhof Nyman. Perin is entering the fourth year of her PhD in the School of History at the University of St Andrews. Her research considers the use of dress as a political tool in the Scottish royal household, particularly during the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. She also works … Continue reading Changing Direction
I stood there, pint in hand just people watching. My mind was as full as my back pack with 18th century philosophy. It was 1 am and I had just finished up at the library for the night and fancied a pint on the way home. It was Friday night after all. Just as I … Continue reading Advocating for the Arts and Humanities
Our guest post today comes from Katrina Gardner, Careers Manager for Research Staff and Students at the University of Glasgow. Find out more about the University of Glasgow careers services here. Today I have that feeling of contentment that comes with a job well done, having just organised another very successful mock interviews and networking event for our … Continue reading What do Employers ‘out there’ think of Arts PhD students?
Our post today comes from Rhona Ramsay, a museum professional with a background in community engagement and learning. Her PhD research builds on projects which brought Gypsy/Travellers into museums to engage with examples of their cultural heritage. The aims of her research are to uncover the presence of Gypsy/Traveller objects and agency within Scottish museums, to examine … Continue reading The Stuff of Research: Being disruptive in the museum
Today's post is by Sam Grinsell, a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests lie in colonial cities and the built environment more broadly, and he also maintains a strong interest in digital pedagogy. His current research on British imperial architecture in the Nile valley is funded by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great … Continue reading Why do you work on that? Explaining how we arrive at our research topics