Listening to Refugee Voices – Ag èisteachd ri Guthan Fhògarrach

Dr Benjamin Thomas White, a lecturer in History, began to recognise parallels between the experiences and issues facing the refugees who have fled Syria since the outbreak of civil war in 2011 and that of other refugee communities and stateless peoples in his historical research. White argues that knowledge of that historical context is useful […]

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 […]

Reflecting on Shestov: Designing a retrospective exhibition of the philosopher’s life

A’ Beachdachadh air Shestov: A’ Dealbhachadh taisbeanadh Ath-shùileach air beatha an fheallsanaiche In 1886 Lev Shestov was born into a Jewish family in Kiev, in what was then known as Russia. He later emigrated to France in 1921 following the October Revolution. It was during his years in Paris that Shestov established himself as a […]

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage?

Reach 09 – First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage? Questioning Christian attitudes towards Same-Sex Marriage ‌Thig Gaol ro Phòsadh? A’ togail cheistean mu bheachdan Crìosdail air Pòsaidhean Aon-Ghnè What do you think of when you hear the term ‘marriage’? Dr Charlotte Methuen wants to  know. Traditionally, the Christian interpretation of marriage is that of a […]

Unearthing Iona: Developing an Archaeological Research Framework for Iona

‌A’ Cladhach an Eilean Ì: A’ Leasachadh Frèam-obrach Rannsachadh Arc-eòla The tranquil Isle of Iona, nestled amongst the Inner Hebrides, has drawn visitors in search of its natural beauty and on pilgrimage for generations. At one point, the island was perhaps the most significant place in all of medieval Scotland. Founded by Saint Columba in […]

Set in Stone: Future Thinking on Carved Stones in Scotland

Set In Stone: Future Thinking on Carved Stones in Scotland Stèidhte sa Chloich: Beachdan air Clachan Snaidhte ann an Alba In Scotland, carved stone monuments are all around us. They shape our sense of place and identity, and tell us much about past peoples, their identities, beliefs, tastes, technologies and lives. But how would you […]

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 […]

Making Soundwaves: Developing Parat+

Reach 09 – Making Soundwaves: Developing Parat+ ‌A’ Dèanamh Thuinn-Fhuaime – A’ Leasachadh Parat+ Creating sound using computer technology is just like playing a musical instrument, according to Nick Fells. Whilst computers provide musicians great opportunities for creating and controlling sound, they also present constraints and limitations just like instruments – as any musician will […]

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 […]

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 […]