How to talk about old books

In our digitally saturated age it is easy to forget that for 94.2% of the past half a millennium the western world has been reliant on the printed book as our predominant "information technology". What does this mean for us as scholars?  For one thing it means that any of us working in a historical perspective will probably want to have some understanding of how the book developed as a technology and of how we can make use of that in our research.

How to stand out at research showcases

The SGSAH annual research showcase is just around the corner. This might be just the opportunity for you to present your work with funding of up to 1000£ for related costs, regarl. But how can you best capture your (PhD-)life’s work to attract attention and garner interest in your topic? Here are three tips to make your work stand out and get most out of the showcase.

Life hacks for the PhD researcher

Doing a PhD can be hard sometimes. While undergraduate and taught postgraduate students have regular courses to attend, group assignments, clear milestones, and a cohort with whom they share many facets of their university experience, PhD students often find themselves rather isolated on their unique journeys. Thankfully there are blog posts with life hacks for every walk of life – like this one, specifically curated for the PhD experience.

The New Year’s resolutions we will skip and the ones we will consider this time

The quiet days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve offer enough room for self-reflection – just in time before the year comes to an end. And with that comes the urge to think of ways we can better ourselves. To help you, our fellow PhD students, slim down your lists of potential items to add to your New Year's resolutions, we took the liberty of rating the classics for you.