This week has been quite intense. It's been a Deadline Week. This is the face of a man who's just submitted a chapter draft. And seen a fly in his tea. Those of you currently researching for a PhD will know what that means. It means stress, it means sending work to colleagues for proofing … Continue reading The First Deadline.
So this post is a little late, and I must apologise for that. My internet went down, which was annoying, because I'm doing a PhD and working. But I live in Edinburgh, which is full of libraries, coffee shops, pubs, and even buses that have free internet. It's almost Nikola Tesla's dream come true (it's … Continue reading Technophobia (an apology)
As I come towards the end of my time blogging (I can’t believe I’m almost finished – the time has flown!), I’m also nearing the end of my PhD, which I’m hoping to finish at the end of this year. Coming to the end of my doctoral study is …. I’m struggling for words. It’s … Continue reading Coming towards the end of the PhD
This week's guest blog comes from Christian Clarkson, who graduated with her PhD in December 2018; it was funded by the AHRC as part of a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership between the University of St Andrews and Historic Environment Scotland, and she is currently working for both organisations. Her research focussed on wider-precinct buildings in Scottish … Continue reading A Rage-Nosebleed and Thomas Becket’s Pants: Serendipity in Research
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
Last week we published part 1 of Catherine Weir's experience of applying to an SGSAH artist-in-residence position. This week we're delighted to share part 2, that looks in detail at Catherine's time at RSPB Mersehead, with reflections on the benefits of being an artist in residence during your PhD. Last April, Roseanne Watt (University of Stirling) and … Continue reading Guest Post: On residencies, and why you shouldn’t give into chronophobia, Pt. 2
Last week I waxed lyrical on my introduction to Cornell Notes, so wanted to update you on my progress with them. They're...fine. I don't feel like my life has changed much since I started using them (I was expecting fireworks every time I took up a pen, at the very least). They're actually not bad … Continue reading Revisiting Old Work