On the 27th of November, SGSAH held a Heritage Careers Day at the National Galleries Scotland for researchers looking to explore their prospects in the Scottish heritage sector. Registration for the event filled up extremely fast, so for those who were not able to attend the day in person, I've made note of a few … Continue reading SGSAH Heritage Careers Day
Blog post by Rebecca Jones (University of Strathclyde) Twitter: @scotwomencreate and @beckmjones A mother’s unmistakable and inimitable influence on a daughter’s creative imagination. The power of therapeutic making. Women driving community building, and the celebration and recognition of creative women whose contributions have been historically subsumed by those of their male relatives. On Friday 17thAugust … Continue reading Celebrating Women Creating Scotland!
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging with SGSAH for almost six months. Next week I’ll compose the monthly round-up and after that I’m handing over to a new blogger who is sure to offer a very different perspective on the experience of being an Arts & Humanities PhD student in Scotland. I’ve loved … Continue reading My final SGSAH blog post!
Researching for a PhD in heritage tourism has forever altered my perspective on travelling. I’ve written about this before in relation to my annual family holiday to the island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. This month, I had the chance to be a heritage tourist in a more distant location: India. I travelled to … Continue reading Being a heritage tourist in India
This guest blog comes from Rhona Ramsay, who is in her first year of a SGSAH-funded PhD at Stirling University researching the material culture of Gypsy/Travellers in Scottish Museums. My PhD research looks at Nacken chatterie in Scottish museums. Nacken is a word used by many Gypsy Travellers in Scotland to describe themselves and chatterie … Continue reading Meeting at the Heart: an alternative to hate and intolerance
I’ve been visiting the Isle of Harris with my family every summer since 2010. Last week was the first time I’ve been back to the island since beginning my PhD project, which takes as case study another Hebridean island – Tiree. My research is focused on ancestral tourism to Scotland, and seeks to understand the … Continue reading Heritage & Holidays