Using Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology – A’ cleachdadh Teicneòlas Mas-fhìorachd & Teicneòlas Fìorachd Meudaichte‌

Professor of Philosophy Fiona Macpherson and research associate Neil McDonnell were awarded a grant of £15,000 from the University of Glasgow’s Knowledge Exchange Fund for an exciting new project on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VRAR). The project ran between January and March of 2017. Before we get carried away with what sounds like science […]

New Writing Inspired by the 2016 Homeless World Cup in Glasgow – Sgrìobhadh ùr air a bhrosnachadh le Cupa na Cruinne: Gun Dachaigh, 2016 ann an Glaschu

In 2016, George Square in the centre of Glasgow was turned into a giant street football venue for the Homeless World Cup. National teams played between the 10-16 July, with Mexico emerging victorious in both the women’s and men’s competitions. Over the course of the week the matches were watched by an estimated 80,000 spectators. […]

Live Music Census – Cunntas Ceòl-beò na Rìoghachd Aonaichte

Professor of Popular Music Politics, Martin Cloonan, is one of the co-investigators on the UK Live Music Census. Cloonan joins Dr Matt Brennan from the University of Edinburgh, Dr Adam Behr from Newcastle University and research associate Dr Emma Webster. The music industry, Cloonan argues, is not a singular entity, but rather a web of […]

SERF: The Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot Project -Àrainneachdan Srath Èireann & Pròiseact Rìoghail Fhothair Tabhaicht‌

The Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot project, or SERF, began in 2006 when three archaeologists decided to pursue their overlapping research interests in this landscape in Perthshire. Professor Steve Driscoll, Dr Kenny Brophy and Gordon Noble, who was a post-doctoral fellow at the time, were fascinated by the landscape of Strathearn and its archaeological significance […]

Are We Really Dying Well?

Reach 09: Are We Really Dying Well? A bheil sinn ga-rìreabh a’ bàsachadh gu math?‌ That may sound like a strange question, but death is nonetheless  an important part of all of our lives which we don’t like to talk  about. Perhaps we don’t even know how. Ben Colburn, a Senior  Lecturer in Philosophy at […]

The Big Questions: Philosophically engaging with illness, disability and identity

Philosophers are not sitting in dusty old offices writing books in dense, archaic language for a specialized academic audience, although ‘philosophers can be their own worst enemies’ in that respect, insists Professor Michael Brady. As a professor of philosophy particularly interested in the philosophy of emotions, morality and human suffering, Brady sees philosophers as having […]

Reach 08: Religious Life

Religious Life: Beatha Chràbhaidh Stand at a bus stop in Glasgow and you’ll see a series of familiar images—a bird, a tree, a bell, and a fish, the four symbols of Glasgow’s patron saint, Saint Mungo. As in many aspects of British life, including many universities and schools, our present bears witness to our religious […]

KTP: Innovate UK’s Best Kept Secret?

You may have decided that you wish to engage with a university. Thats the first hurdle out of the way. The mechanism by which you will engage is the next challenge. For organisations seeking to improve their competitiveness through accessing university expertise, Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) scheme could be the perfect engagement mechanism. […]

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Archives & Special Collections: Dress and Textiles

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Dress & Textiles: Find your perfect fit

It is easy to find patterns in the work we do about Dress and Textiles in the College of Arts. Our research is innovative and exciting; it is colourful and richly textured both literally and metaphorically. We look through archives to uncover the history of dress design and textile manufacturing. We also do more technical […]