An Overview of Writing and Publishing in the College of Arts

Writing and Publishing are changing and the College of Arts is changing with them, looking through languages to societies in the past, present and future. Using the Historical Thesaurus, novelists and academics can accurately recreate word use and thought patterns from centuries ago. Uncovering unknown letters from forgotten Russian author Ivan Bunin has helped to […]

Mapping Metaphor

by Dr Ellen Bramwell (Research Assistant on the Mapping Metaphor project) When most people think of metaphor, they cast their minds back to school and remember examples from poetry and drama, such as Shakespeare’s “Juliet is the sun”. This is unsurprising; metaphor is usually described as a literary phenomenon used to create arresting images in […]

Scottish Government supports Knowledge Exchange

By Jennifer Hilder (PhD Intern) Whatever happens in the independence referendum next year, yesterday’s white paper published by the Scottish Government, Scotland’s Future, shows their commitment and pride in knowledge exchange activities. A whole section of the paper is devoted to ‘supporting Scotland’s universities’, which are praised as being ‘some of the world’s oldest and […]

A new Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the arts and humanities in Scotland

This week, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) announced that it would provide £14.2 million of funding to a consortium of Scottish Higher Education institutions to support studentships and training of doctoral researchers. The consortium is led by Glasgow, and comprises the universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow School of Art, St Andrews, Stirling […]