Religious Dress in the Flesh

Exploring Religious Clothing through Interfaith Encounter A partnership event between Interfaith Glasgow, the University of Glasgow and St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art Funded by the University of Glasgow Chancellor’s Fund and the College of Arts. 26 August 2018 On a Sunday afternoon in August, 35 people from diverse religious and non-religious backgrounds […]

Smithsonian Institute Intern Stories: Tessa

Graduate Tessa Scheller talks about her internship with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. Programme: Art History: Collecting and Provenance in an International Context (MSc) Where were you based during your internship? From April to June 2018, I was an intern at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. I worked for the department of the Smithsonian […]

Arts Grads: Profiles of Success & Resilience – October

“Tiny, but mighty” Arts Grad: Anna-Maria N. Hand Course: MLitt – Art History: Dress & Textile Histories (Graduated 2014) Current Job:  Gallery Director & Collections Manager, Southern Vermont Art Centre Undergraduate Challenges A Gallery Director & Collections Manager before the age of 30, Anna-Maria N. Hand had a passion for historic fashion from the start. “I was the only little kid dressed up for Halloween like […]

Audience members standing on the stairs watching the closing performance of OINK TRAP under hangings created during the residency

History of Art building hosts artist residency

CRACK SQUAD OF SITU was a week-long takeover of the History of Art building at 8 University Gardens by MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) student Holly Knox Yeoman and artist Fritz Welch. Combining installation, wall drawings and video, the residency culminated in the performance of OINK TRAP – a graphic score of live experimental music, […]

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 […]

In/Human: The Body as Resource – A’ Bhodhaig mar Ghoireas

In/Human: The Body as Resource was a one-day event held in the newly opened Kelvin Hall on March 11th 2017. The event was the result of a collaboration between four students on the Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) Masters programme and The Hunterian. Lesley Young, a lecturer in History of Art at the University of Glasgow noted that […]

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 […]

The Historical Thesaurus of English – Co-fhaclair Eachdraidheil na Beurla

‌Marc Alexander, Professor of English Linguistics, took over as the director of the Historical Thesaurus of English project in 2011, following in the footsteps of Professor Michael Samuels and Professor Christian J. Kay. Alexander has been working on the project for over a decade, helping to produce the printed Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, and researching […]

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 […]