Meeting at the Heart: an alternative to hate and intolerance

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

The Stuff of Research: Putting material culture in practice

Our second post on the SGSAH Material Culture programme, 'The Stuff of Research', comes from Alexandra Chiriac. Alexandra is a second 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 … Continue reading The Stuff of Research: Putting material culture in practice

The Stuff of Research: Being disruptive in the museum

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