Origins of Art: The Provenance Project

Reach 09 – Origins of Art: The Provenance Project ‌Tùs Ealain : Pròiseact Tùsachd Have you ever found yourself standing before a beautiful work of Chinese art, admiring its colours, tones and textures, with your feet are firmly planted in the UK? If you’ve visited the Burrell Collection, the National Museum of Scotland, or the […]

The Graduate School- who are we, and what do we do?

It’s mid-November, and you’re probably feeling a bit better settled in at the University now. You’ve met other researchers working in your subject area, you’ve had a meeting (or two!) with your supervisor, you’ve worked out the quickest and easiest route from your front door to your office, and you definitely know your way around […]

Reach 08 – Runaway Slaves: Exploring Britain’s Multiracial Past

Tràillean a Theich: Rannsachadh Eachdraidh Ioma-Chinneach Bhreatainn In 1752 an enslaved teenager named Jamie was brought from Virginia to Beith in Ayrshire, where he was trained as a joiner. Then in 1756 Jamie’s master decided to send him back to Virginia and sell him, at which point the young man escaped to Edinburgh where he […]

Reach 08: Learning Polish is as easy as 1+2

Ionnsachadh na Pòlainnis cho furasta ri 1+2 There are currently over 15,000 Polish speaking children in Scottish schools. According to the Scottish government’s new education policy primary school children will now be taught two foreign languages as part of the ‘1+2’ scheme. The policy stipulates that children will be taught in their native tongue (1) […]

Reach 08 – College of Arts Industry Engagement Newsletter

The eighth edition of Reach is here! The KE team have worked tirelessly over the past couple of months to provide you with an insight into some of the exciting knowledge exchange and industry engagement partnerships which have recently been fostered by the College of Arts. You might notice that this edition is a little […]

Colouring the Past

We often think of history in black and white – even the textiles that survive have lost their original shades. But how would our understanding of the past change if we could see it in colour? The research of PhD student Jing Han aims to do just this. By analysing tiny samples of historic textiles, […]

Making Fantasy a Reality

“It’s the literature of the impossible”, says Dr Rob Maslen, describing fantasy fiction. With science fiction, the events of the story could be explained in terms that relate to science in the real world. There is no explanation for the fantastical, but there are many aspects of the work that generate interest and can be […]

Making Science Human

‘Flowers and Floorboards’ is the latest research-led film project by filmmaker and academic Dr Holger Mohaupt. Dr Mohaupt, convenor of the new MSc in Filmmaking and Media Arts at the University of Glasgow, College of Arts, was commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to produce a research-led film as a means to mediate a study […]