‘What is Grief if Not Love Persevering?’: Making Space for Grief in Academia

For the past several weeks I – along with a large portion of the world, it seems – have been engrossed with the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest show, WandaVision. It might seem strange that I’ve chosen to focus a post for the SGSAH research blog on a television show, but I promise I have my … Continue reading ‘What is Grief if Not Love Persevering?’: Making Space for Grief in Academia

Day Off

I've been surrounded by archival material this week. It's the first time I've properly had "archive fatigue" and wow, is it real. It's now got to the stage where I close my eyes after leaving the archive at the Scottish Genealogical Society and all I see is a screen of gravestone inscriptions scrolling past. Freaky … Continue reading Day Off

What to do when you feel like you just can’t do it anymore

There are many struggles you’ll encounter during your PhD experience, two of the major ones being feeling overwhelmed, and feeling completely stuck. Both are things I’ve come up against quite a lot over my 2 and a half years of being a PhD researcher, especially the former due to my depression and anxiety. So, in … Continue reading What to do when you feel like you just can’t do it anymore