Last month, a story about a medieval woman with lapis lazuli in her teeth hit the headlines. It sounds bizarre but actually makes a lot of sense – researchers examined the tartar on the teeth from her skeleton and found the precious stone, which they theorise was present because the woman was a manuscript illustrator. … Continue reading What is interdisciplinarity, really?
This guest blog comes from Lucy Byford, a doctoral candidate at the University of Edinburgh’s art history department researching the avant-garde magazines and performance of Dada in Berlin. Together with co-founders Dr. Lucy Weir, Erica O’Neill, and Alexandra Chiriac, Lucy has set up the network ‘Modernist Methods’ (@BeyondFineArt) for researchers working on overlooked material cultures. … Continue reading Foregrounding the forgotten: Launch of a new interdisciplinary network for the study of overlooked material cultures
I’ve now been in the role of SGSAH Blogger for one month, so I think it’s time for me to address the elephant in the room. Yes, I live in the Highlands, and yes I am doing a full-time PhD. Although I don’t have a previous PhD to compare it to, it’s likely that this … Continue reading The ‘Remote’ PhD
The SGSAH Summer School is coming up in just a few weeks (there's still time to register, click here) and I am very much looking forward to attending a session at the Glasgow Women's Library on Feminist Research Methods & Networks (organised in collaboration with the Postgraduate Gender Research Network of Scotland). I have been asked to prepare a five … Continue reading Feminism & Frocks
The New National First World War Network for Early Career & Postgraduate Researchers: A Responsive and Supportive Peer Network in a Challenging Context Our guest post today comes from Oliver Wilkinson. Oliver is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Wolverhampton, and a current committee member of the FWW Network. Find out more about the … Continue reading Introducing the First World War Network