It’s all getting a little bit fraught in the UK at the minute. There’s a general election happening in three weeks. The media and government are at each other’s throats. Fake news abounds. There are strikers outside nearly every HEI in Scotland right now. And I’ve run out of milk. If you're doing a PhD, … Continue reading Politics.
Our guest blogger today is Mhairi Brennan. Mhairi is a second year PhD researcher in the Film and Television Department at the University of Glasgow. Her thesis focuses on BBC Scotland's television archive material pertaining to the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. Previously, she worked for several years as a television archive producer. You can find … Continue reading Writing a Current Thesis
It turns out getting into gear for teaching is...exhausting! Mostly because I was having weird panic dreams about being in class and forgetting which text we were covering, then waking up in a cold sweat. And also the general admin that goes along with a teaching position is a draaaaaag. So many new and different … Continue reading Reflections on Teaching
As part of the SGSAH 'Theories of Knowledge' series, Professor Richard Coyne gave an illuminating talk on knowledge and ignorance in our digital age. He has kindly shared with us a post originally published on his own blog, discussing post-truth politics. The term “post-truth politics” was coined by journalist David Roberts in an article in Grist in 2010. The … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: Is post-truth politics a thing?