Exploring the Depths: Working with Archives at the National Library of Scotland

In this week's post, PhD student Steven Harvie tells us about his placement at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh, continuing our series on working while doing a PhD. Steven tells us about the serendipity of the archives and the great pleasure of actually going into an office (especially one as beautiful as the … Continue reading Exploring the Depths: Working with Archives at the National Library of Scotland

Breaking the Fourth Wall: Working in Researcher Development as a PhD Student

This week, PhD researcher and events intern Emily Hay continues our series on working while undertaking a PhD. In this post, she considers how the different roles she's had (professionally and academically) have affected her own self-perception and identity as a researcher. As PhD researchers we can wear many different hats, and we often switch … Continue reading Breaking the Fourth Wall: Working in Researcher Development as a PhD Student

Beyond the Books: A Doctoral Internship Experience at the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Today, Katherine Burns, a third year History PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh, tells us about her SGSAH internship experience with the Royal Society of Edinburgh. This post kicks off a new series about the value and challenges of doing an internship or residency during the PhD. If you are interested in doing an … Continue reading Beyond the Books: A Doctoral Internship Experience at the Royal Society of Edinburgh