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!
Our next guest blog comes from María Fernanda Miño Puga, a PhD student at the University of St Andrews. Her research examines the intersection between film narratives, aesthetics and production practices in contemporary Ecuadorian Cinema, as they relate to film policy and industry measures. She currently serves as PGR Representative for the University of St Andrews Department … Continue reading Film and Beyond Interdisciplinary Retreat: Engaging film in research, academia and the professional job market
Last month, a story about a medieval woman with lapis lazuli in her teeth hit the headlines. It sounds bizarre but actually makes a lot of sense – researchers examined the tartar on the teeth from her skeleton and found the precious stone, which they theorise was present because the woman was a manuscript illustrator. … Continue reading What is interdisciplinarity, really?
Consuelo Martino is a second- year PhD candidate in Classics at the University of St Andrews. Her research focuses on the literary interactions in Suetonius’ Life of the Caesars, a collection of emperors’ biographies of the II century A.D. Matthew Tibble is a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh where he researches early modern political theory and English literature, … Continue reading The Literary Self: from Antiquity to the Digital Age