It’s International Women’s Day! What better occasion to talk about the impact women have had in academia in the past, present, and will continue to have in the future.
Irene Ros – Research and Practice
In our latest post, Irene Ros (PhD Researcher at Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde, discusses her research on the impact of Italian right-wing terrorism in the 1970s through the perspectives of 17 women who lived through that era. Siamo in linea [We are online] Siamo in linea copyright Irene Ros 2022 Siamo in linea is … Continue reading Irene Ros – Research and Practice
How to Be an International Scholar (Even While Staying Home)
In this guest post, University of Edinburgh PhD researcher Vesna Curlic explains the importance of internationalisation in our research and practice, and gives advice on how to apply a global mindset to our work. What does it mean to be an international researcher? This, like most questions that academics deal with, is a question that … Continue reading How to Be an International Scholar (Even While Staying Home)
I Still Keep a Suitcase in Berlin- Part Two
This is the second part of the story of Aileen Lichtenstein's fantastic research trip to Berlin. In case you missed it, here's her bio! Aileen Lichtenstein is starting her third year of her PhD in History at the University of Glasgow. Her research examines the transatlantic connections of German anarchism in Berlin, London and New … Continue reading I Still Keep a Suitcase in Berlin- Part Two
I still keep a suitcase in Berlin-Part 1
This terrific two-part guest post comes from Aileen Lichtenstein. Aileen is starting her third year of her PhD in History at the University of Glasgow. Her fascinating research examines the transatlantic connections of German anarchism in Berlin, London and New York between 1880 and 1914. She is especially interested in how people and ideas circulated … Continue reading I still keep a suitcase in Berlin-Part 1
A Graveyard Grabber of Grub
Hello! I'm Jimmy, and for the next six months, I'm running the SGSAH blog. I'm really excited to try some new things, and pretty nervous to fill Lizzie's shoes. I'm a first-year PhD researcher at the University of Stirling, looking at Gaelic and Welsh gravestones as a comparitive study of Celtic language funerary traditions (I … Continue reading A Graveyard Grabber of Grub
What is interdisciplinarity, really?
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?
‘Sparking joy’ in my life and research
Like many people around the world, when the new year rolled around I found myself binge-watching the new Netflix series ‘Tidying up with Marie Kondo’. I’d heard of her book The Magical Art of Tidying Up some years ago, but had never been interested enough to read it. In fact, I secretly resented the principal. … Continue reading ‘Sparking joy’ in my life and research
Meta-prisons, or, Imprisonizing introspections upon investigations of incarceration
Our latest guest blog comes from Charlie, a first-year PhD researcher in the Architecture By Design program at the University of Edinburgh. His research is on the architecture of prisons, and perhaps someday he will design you a new home. I’m a doctoral researcher studying the architecture of prisons with the goal of developing improved … Continue reading Meta-prisons, or, Imprisonizing introspections upon investigations of incarceration
Why I study place-names
I never really set out to study place-names when I began my Uni career, and I certainly didn't see myself, as an American outsider, writing up a PhD on Scottish place-names in New Zealand. When I received my bachelors in Anthropology, I had a fairly clear idea of where I wanted to go with it- … Continue reading Why I study place-names