Cultural and Museum Studies Discipline+ Catalyst
What is culture? How do we shape and engage with it? What does innovation look like in a cultural context? How can we build more accessible, inclusive and transformational ways of thinking and working in cultural settings?
Incorporating Archaeology, Art History, Cultural Policy and Management, Heritage, Information and Museum Studies, this Discipline+ Catalyst operates in a fast-changing field. We use research-driven frameworks to critically interrogate and explore interconnected cultural and heritage issues as a means to innovate and further understanding across our disciplines. Our Catalyst actively encourages doctoral researchers to challenge established categories by way of an outward-facing interdisciplinary lens, and to understand the contexts within which your research will be applied.
Our training programme supports PhD researchers across Scotland to advance your skills and reflect on core issues. You can engage with the materials from our 2020 short course on 'Engagement and Impact’ here.
This one-day training workshop aims to teach PhD students in cultural and museum studies how to use R Free and Open Source Software to undertake social media (textual) data mining and analysis.
Past Events and Related Resources
This course will offer the opportunity to experience and try out a range of practical applications of immersive technologies 3D scanning and printing and visualisation in cultural heritage from researchers, cultural heritage practitioners, and commercial companies working in this area.
Click here to watch recordings from the event.
- Culture and the Climate Crisis 27 April 2022
What does a climate-conscious cultural sector look like, and how do we get there? Is it by declarations of emergency, by reduction of institutions' carbon emissions? In the wake of COP26, this timely online roundtable brings together a range of speakers from Scotland's museums, galleries and universities to interrogate the climate crisis and its impact on the sector.
Click here to watch a recording from the event.
This online event offers a space for reflection and discussion of the concept of ‘decolonising’ in heritage and public memory. Invited speakers and university faculty will introduce some key themes and points of intervention, drawn from their own experiences of working in public history, engagement and heritage.
When published, all event details and registration links will be found on the SGSAH Events and Training page.
Have an idea for training? Want to learn more about a specific event? Get in touch with the Discipline+ Catalyst contact at your HEI. ↓
Cultural & Museum Studies Catalyst Contacts
Lead: Dr Kirsten Lloyd - University of Edinburgh
Deputy: Dr Jordan Kistler - University of Strathclyde
Professor Alison Brown - University of Aberdeen
Dr Yunhyong Kim - University of Glasgow
Dr Craig Gauld - University of Dundee
Dr Helen McCormack - Glasgow School of Art
Dr Jennie Morgan - University of Stirling
Dr Iain Taylor - University of the West of Scotland
Professor Ian Baxter - Heriott-Watt University
Doctoral Researcher Committee Rep: Sandra De Rycker - University of Edinburgh