This is not a particularly new subject to write about, however it is something I have been thinking about lately. How much of our identity is wrapped up in our identity as a PhD student and as a researcher, and how much remains of who we were before? I, like many of you, am lucky … Continue reading Are we human, or are we researcher?
This latest guest blog post comes from Juliette Irretier, a PhD candidate in Film & TV Stuidies and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Glasgow. She gives us a review of the training event TV PhD, put on as part of the Edinburgh TV Festival. As well as being of interest to anyone interested in … Continue reading A Foot in the Door: Taking Part in the Edinburgh TV Festival’s TV PhD Training Scheme
This week I've been on a research trip to London.* I thought I'd finished with primary research, but when I wrote the outline for an upcoming chapter back in May I realised that some vital information was missing. I applied for SGSAH Student Development Funding, and was awarded funds to visit the British Library to study … Continue reading A Week at the British Library
On Monday I attended the 'Stuff of Research' symposium at Kelvinhall in Glasgow, the culmination of the year long material culture research programme organised by SGSAH. (You can find out more about the programme and previous events in these blog posts: here, here and here.) The day was organised by students who had taken part … Continue reading The Pleasure in Stuff
Rebecca Hasler is currently completing a PhD in the School of English at St Andrews. Her research, which is funded by SGSAH, concerns the development of documentary and mockumentary in early modern pamphlets. More broadly, she is interested in the role of genre in interpretation. Follow her on twitter @RLHasler. How are a collection of … Continue reading What to do when your research becomes relevant