Curating an exhibition as part of a PhD project – a steep learning curve

This guest blog comes from Andrea Freund, an SGSAH-funded PhD student in her third year at the Institute for Northern Studies, UHI, in Orkney. Her project looks at questions of runic writing and identity and is a collaboration with Orkney Museum. You can read more about her research in her blog: orkneyrunes.wordpress.com. My PhD is funded … Continue reading Curating an exhibition as part of a PhD project – a steep learning curve

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

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

Feminism & Frocks

The SGSAH Summer School is coming up in just a few weeks (there's still time to register, click here) and I am very much looking forward to attending a session at the Glasgow Women's Library on Feminist Research Methods & Networks (organised in collaboration with the Postgraduate Gender Research Network of Scotland). I have been asked to prepare a five … Continue reading Feminism & Frocks

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