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 Global Irish Diaspora Congress and Why It’s Never Too Late to Visit Archives

This guest article comes from Catherine Bateson who is a final year AHRC SGSAH PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, researching the culture and sentiments of Irish American Civil War songs and music. She is also the current social media secretary for the Scottish Association for the Study of America and one of the … Continue reading The Global Irish Diaspora Congress and Why It’s Never Too Late to Visit Archives

SGSAH & opportunities for PhD students in Scotland

Last week I wrote about my experience as a ‘remote’ PhD student. I suggested that people often have assumptions about what ‘the PhD experience’ looks like, but we can all feel 'remote-ness' in different ways even if we seem to be following a ‘conventional’ PhD route. Rather than focusing on how our PhD experiences differ … Continue reading SGSAH & opportunities for PhD students in Scotland

Scribes and Scribbles: A Summer Spent among Medieval Sources

This guest blog is by Chris Cooijmans, a third-year PhD candidate in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on the exploits of the Vikings in and around the Frankish realm, for which he is currently establishing a database of primary source material. Having received funding from the SGSAH SDF Training Fund, Chris … Continue reading Scribes and Scribbles: A Summer Spent among Medieval Sources

SGSAH Cohort Development Fund – “Other Psychotherapies – Across Time, Space, and Cultures”

This guest post comes from Anastasia-Stavroula Valtadorou, a doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. In April, Anastasia-Stavroula was awarded a Small Award from the SGSAH Cohort Development Fund to attend the conference “Other Psychotherapies – Across Time, Space, and Cultures” at the University of Glasgow. Thanks to the generous support of the SGSAH’s Small Award (Cohort Development … Continue reading SGSAH Cohort Development Fund – “Other Psychotherapies – Across Time, Space, and Cultures”