I’m in the slightly unique position of having lived in catered university halls throughout my entire academic career, from the very beginning of my BA to the (almost) end of my PhD. Since I’ve now got 7 (seriously, 7?! I just did a double-take) years of experience of halls, from both an undergrad and postgrad … Continue reading Should you live in halls during your PhD?
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging with SGSAH for almost six months. Next week I’ll compose the monthly round-up and after that I’m handing over to a new blogger who is sure to offer a very different perspective on the experience of being an Arts & Humanities PhD student in Scotland. I’ve loved … Continue reading My final SGSAH blog post!
Research in the Highlands & Islands What do you think of when (if?) you hear about PhD research in the Highlands & Islands? Perhaps you think of the University of the Highlands & Islands (UHI), with its 13 campuses across the region. It’s possible that images of desolate, unpeopled and beautiful landscapes spring to mind: … Continue reading Rethinking Remote: PhD communities in the Highlands & Islands
My post is a little later than usual this week, as I’ve been attending the Memory Studies Association (MSA) Conference in Copenhagen. I attended the same conference in Amsterdam last year, so it’s a good opportunity to compare what it’s like to attend a conference in the first and second year of a PhD. When … Continue reading Conference in Copenhagen
This article comes from Steph Weir who is a third year PhD student at Heriot-Watt University’s Orkney Campus. With a Masters in environmental anthropology from Aberdeen, she is now investigating the trends of and attitudes towards enclosure and privatisation at sea, with specific emphasis on the ‘fairness’ of such socio-political movements on coastal communities. She … Continue reading Waving Through a Window
We regularly share news, articles and opportunities for Arts & Humanities PhD students on the SGSAH Blog Twitter account. A wonderful place to connect with other researchers across Scotland: follow us to join the conversation! This month on the SGSAH Blog We had some wonderful guest posts this November! We began with this illuminating article … Continue reading Monthly round-up: November 2017
This blog comes from Rebecca Mason, a PhD candidate in History at the University of Glasgow. Her PhD research, entitled “Wives and the Defence of Property in Early Modern Scotland”, explores how ‘ordinary’ married women litigated within competing jurisdictions in defence of their property during the early modern period, and how their access to justice … Continue reading SGSAH Doctoral Internship with the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service
The first year of my PhD has flown by. It seems like I started the project only yesterday and now I find myself embarking on the second year. It’s an especially good time to reflect on the experience as I’ve recently handed in two chapters to my supervisors. Writing an extended piece of work has … Continue reading Reflections: first year of the PhD
This post comes from Julie Holder, a second year PhD student in History at the University of Glasgow in collaboration with National Museums Scotland (NMS), supported by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and funded by AHRC. She originally came from a Performing Arts and Education background, but after changing career path has gained experience … Continue reading From Ballet Barre to Academic Researcher: Every Criticism is a Helping Hand
September saw the launch of the new SGSAH Blog Twitter account! It's been a great space to interact and discuss the PhD experience in Scotland: follow us to join the conversation! I kicked off the blog in September with this discussion of what it means to be a ‘Remote’ PhD student, suggesting that there are … Continue reading Monthly Round-up: September 2017