It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging with SGSAH for almost six months. Next week I’ll compose the monthly round-up and after that I’m handing over to a new blogger who is sure to offer a very different perspective on the experience of being an Arts & Humanities PhD student in Scotland. I’ve loved … Continue reading My final SGSAH blog post!
Being a heritage tourist in India
Researching for a PhD in heritage tourism has forever altered my perspective on travelling. I’ve written about this before in relation to my annual family holiday to the island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. This month, I had the chance to be a heritage tourist in a more distant location: India. I travelled to … Continue reading Being a heritage tourist in India
The ‘Remote’ PhD
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
Heritage & Holidays
I’ve been visiting the Isle of Harris with my family every summer since 2010. Last week was the first time I’ve been back to the island since beginning my PhD project, which takes as case study another Hebridean island – Tiree. My research is focused on ancestral tourism to Scotland, and seeks to understand the … Continue reading Heritage & Holidays