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A Day spent with Cookbooks: Presenting at the ‘Cookbooks: Past, Present, and Future’ Symposium

Lindsay Middleton is a first year PhD student researching nineteenth-century food writing. Her love of cookbooks, Twitter connections and a College of Arts Research Support Award gave her the opportunity to present at the perfect symposium – on cookbooks. A love of cookbooks While researching my Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities-funded PhD project, […]

Natalie and Moira presenting their paper

Exploring the emotive language of Burns: Collaborative Research by College of Arts PhD students

In November 2018, third-year PhD students Natalie Finlayson (English Language and Linguistics / Translation Studies) and  Moira Hansen (Scottish Literature) were awarded Research Support Award funding to attend the annual Société Française d’Études Écossaises (French Society of Scottish Studies/SFEE) conference in Tours. They presented their collaborative work on the use of digital tools to explore the impact of […]

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A week at the British Library: how to make the most of your research trip

English Literature and American Studies student Kari Sund shares her tips for PhD students wanting to get the most out of their time at the British Library. Hey all, I’m a part-time PhD student at the University of Glasgow, in the department of English Literature and American Studies. I was lucky enough to be awarded […]

With Our Own Voices

Written by Victoria Shropshire (PhD candidate in English Literature). ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ For two Saturdays in September 2018, along with fellow doctoral candidate, Sarah Tytler, and writer-poet-performer, Elaine Gallagher, I had the pleasure of facilitating With Our Own Voices, a pair of multimodal creative writing workshops hosted by the Glasgow Women’s Library. With Our Own Voices was […]

The Modernist Archives in Context conference

Written by Calum Weir (PhD student in English Literature). ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ I would like to extend a massive thank you to the staff and organisers at the University of Reading and the Samuel Beckett Archive for their incredibly warm welcome at their Modernist Archives in Context: Periodicals and Performance conference at the end of November, 2018, […]

Taking the value of digitisation to Birmingham

Written by Sarah Gambell (PhD candidate in Information Studies). ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Working on my PhD, I’ve had a lot of practice developing my “elevator pitch” about what I actually study. Here we go… The abridged version of my research question is: “What is the tactical value of digitisation for the preservation of cultural heritage in conflict?” […]

In Search of Veronica Franco

Written by Rose King (second year PhD student in History of Art, specializing in the representation and reception of women in 16th century Venetian art). ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Over the past year, I have been searching for a true likeness of the famous 16th century Venetian poet and courtesan, Veronica Franco. With the help of a Research […]

History on Screen: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Public History

Written by Alison Basil and Ross Kennedy ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ We hosted a one-off event entitled History on Screen on Wednesday 19 September, 2018, following a successful application for College of Arts’ Graduate School funding. The intention was to explore how history is presented to audiences through the medium of film and television. However, in doing so, we […]

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 […]