Singing Tour of Britain – visiting choirs and singing groups set up for people who have experienced homelessness

This guest article is from Shelly Coyne who is based in the IMHSD in the Reid School of Music at Edinburgh University. She is exploring choirs and community singing groups set up for singers who have experienced homelessness.  Shelly has worked as a choir leader for over 19 years predominantly in areas of poverty and … Continue reading Singing Tour of Britain – visiting choirs and singing groups set up for people who have experienced homelessness

What does my PhD on Scottish heritage and tourism have to do with Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe has been all over the media recently, as a sudden intervention by the army resulted in the resignation of Robert Mugabe after three decades in charge. The southern African state has seen years of economic & political instability and has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world (at an estimated 95%![1]). News … Continue reading What does my PhD on Scottish heritage and tourism have to do with Zimbabwe?

My Month in Berlin: Abenteuerlust, or Adventures in the German Language

This week's guest article comes from Alexandra Chiriac, who is a third year PhD candidate at the University of St Andrews, funded through the SGSAH AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. She is researching the impact of modernism on stage design and interior design in Romania in the 1920s and 30s. She holds an MA in Art … Continue reading My Month in Berlin: Abenteuerlust, or Adventures in the German Language

Introductions

Hello! I’m Joanna Rodgers and I’m absolutely delighted to be looking after the SGSAH Blog over the next six months. If I’m honest, it’s a daunting task to take over from Lucie, whose blog posts have been so wide-ranging and imaginative. I’ve personally found the monthly round-up posts particularly useful. I’ll be continuing these during … Continue reading Introductions