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

SGSAH Student Development Fund – Summer of Epigraphy: 4th June – 4th August 2017

Ambra Allison Ghiringhelli is a 2nd year Classics PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh. Ambra is originally from Italy, where she graduated from the Università degli Studi di Milano before obtaining an MSc in Classics from the University of Edinburgh. The focus of her PhD are the religious practices of Greek and Roman slaves, … Continue reading SGSAH Student Development Fund – Summer of Epigraphy: 4th June – 4th August 2017

Scribes and Scribbles: A Summer Spent among Medieval Sources

This guest blog is by Chris Cooijmans, a third-year PhD candidate in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on the exploits of the Vikings in and around the Frankish realm, for which he is currently establishing a database of primary source material. Having received funding from the SGSAH SDF Training Fund, Chris … Continue reading Scribes and Scribbles: A Summer Spent among Medieval Sources

Can You Handle It? Using Special Collections in Research

This guest blog comes from Jill Dye and Erin Farley, who co-organised a SGSAH-funded workshop on using Special Collections material for research. Held in Dundee in May, this SGSAH-funded event was organised out of a discussion with fellow PhD researchers about “library anxiety”. Usually a term used in undergraduate, FE and public library provisions, it … Continue reading Can You Handle It? Using Special Collections in Research