SGSAH Spring #1 2023 Newsletter
Tue, 18 Apr 2023 12:00:00 BST
Spring has sprung at last! In this Spring #1 edition of the SGSAH newsletter, we announce the appointment of our new EDI Lead, Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri. We also celebrate achievements within our PhD community, bring you a plethora of upcoming events and much more.
SGSAH Doctoral Researcher makes Granta’s Next Generation of British Novelists list
Thu, 13 Apr 2023 15:06:00 BST
Every ten years since 1983, Granta magazine has appointed a panel of judges to select the twenty most significant British novelists under the age of forty. In this fifth iteration, we are exceptionally proud to see SGSAH/AHRC-funded researcher, Graeme Armstrong, on this prestigious list of literary talents.
SGSAH Appoints EDI Lead
Mon, 03 Apr 2023 12:04:00 BST
SGSAH is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) Lead, Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri. Dr Raychaudhuri, who is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of St Andrews, took up the EDI role on Monday 3 April 2023. Read more.
SGSAH February 2023 Newsletter
Fri, 24 Feb 2023 12:00:00 GMT
In this edition, we call for proposals for our annual doctoral research showcase, Summer School, Global Connects, and announce the programme for Spring into Methods 2023. We also share the opportunity to join our doctoral researcher committees, achievements within our PhD community and much more.
SGSAH Doctoral Researcher Opportunities 2023/24
Wed, 22 Feb 2023 13:43:00 GMT
We are looking for applications for representatives for our Doctoral Researcher Committee (DRC), ideally a minimum of 2 positions to represent each of our 17 member HEIs. This is a unique opportunity to engage with SGSAH, working with your peers and our partners to build effective research communities that can support doctoral researchers to reach their full potential. Read more.
SGSAH January 2023 Newsletter
Wed, 04 May 2022 12:00:00 BST
In this edition, we announce the 13 recipients of the SGSAH British Council Scotland EARTH Scholarships, as well as the 14 recipients of the AHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme. We also share vacancies with SGSAH, internship opportunities, achievements within our PhD community and much more.
Meet our 2023 EARTH Scholars
The British Council Scotland SGSAH EARTH Scholarships programme enables international research collaborations between PhD and ECRs and Scottish HEIs and Scotland-based academic mentors, and external organisations, thematically focused on environmental arts and humanities. Our thirteen successful applicants based outside the UK will come to Scotland to undertake in-person and hybrid exchanges for up to 3 months in 2023. Click here to meet them.
British Council and SGSAH award 13 EARTH Scholarships to address the climate emergency
Tue, 14 Feb 2023 10:02:00 GMT
British Council Scotland and the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) have awarded 13 EARTH Scholarships to early-career researchers from 11 countries including India, Pakistan, South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United States. Starting in April, the scholars will undertake in-person and hybrid exchanges for up to 3-months, in environmental arts and humanities. Click here to read more.
Meet our 2023 AHRC Postdoctoral Fellows
Fourteen outstanding SGSAH AHRC DTP1 alumni have been selected to take part in our one-off Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme. They will take up their Fellowships at one of the DTP1 Higher Education Institutes (HEIs; Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde) between January and September 2023. Click here to meet them and find out how and where they will be spending their time as a Fellow.
Spring into Methods 2023 - Call for Proposals
Thu, 05 Jan 2023 15:01:00 GMT
Deadline 03/02/2023. The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities, in partnership with the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences, warmly invite proposals from members of staff in any of the affiliated HEIs to provide interdisciplinary online training for The ‘Spring into Methods’ 2023 programme.
Vacancy - SGSAH Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Lead: 0.5 FTE
Wed, 04 Jan 2023 12:12:00 GMT
SGSAH is looking to second an academic or professional services colleague to the role of EDI Lead (0.5FTE) from one of the 10 DTP2 member HEIs. The role will be a 24-month secondment, at 0.5FTE, Grade 7 or above. The EDI-lead will be responsible for delivering the planned activity around EDI, including via the AHRC DTP2 EDI grant, working with the SGSAH Directorate, staff team, and governance structures. Read more.
SGSAH Annual Report 2021-22
Tue, 09 Nov 2021 11:49:00 GMT
Welcome to the 2021-22 SGSAH Annual Report. Take this opportunity to read about our developments and activities over the past year. These include creative & collaborative work from our doctoral community, external partners, and an array of in-person and online events.
SGSAH Autumn 2022 Newsletter | #2
Wed, 04 May 2022 12:00:00 BST
In this edition, we share opportunities relating to Internships, current researchers and alumni. We also announce next year's Summer School dates, highlight upcoming events such as the Fair Work Agenda symposium, achievements, research and much more.
Arthur C. Clarke Award goes to SGSAH alumna Harry Josephine Giles
Thu, 03 Nov 2022 16:11:00 GMT
Deep Wheel Orcadia, a scintillating novel written in the Orkney dialect by SGSAH alumna, wins science fiction book of the year. Writer and performer Harry Josephine Giles has won the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke award 2022. Hailing from Orkney, Harry Josephine was a UK AHRC (SGSAH) funded PhD researcher in Creative Writing at the University of Stirling (completing her PhD in 2020).
New Stuart Hall Foundation Fellowships launched
Wed, 02 Nov 2022 10:29:00 GMT
SGSAH and SGSSS are delighted to work in partnership with the Stuart Hall Foundation to offer up to six Stuart Hall Fellowships starting in October 2023. The Fellowships, inspired by the life and work of Professor Stuart Hall and his research legacy in the areas of race, ethnicity, cultural and structural inequalities, will be used to provide opportunities for students from non-traditional and disadvantaged backgrounds.
SGSAH Autumn 2022 Newsletter | #1
Wed, 04 May 2022 12:00:00 BST
In this edition, we provide an update on the 2023 Open Competitions, share opportunities relating to EARTH Scholarships, AHRC DTP1 alumni and current researchers. We also introduce you to our new blogger, highlight events for your calendar, achievements, research and much more.
SGSAH August 2022 Newsletter
Wed, 04 May 2022 12:00:00 BST
In this edition, we announce the official launch of EARTH Scholarships, call for proposals for collaborative PhDs and 2023 Internship hosting. We also highlight news, achievements and research within our communities, blog updates and much more.
British Council and SGSAH launch Global Research Scholarships to help address Climate Emergency
Mon, 22 Aug 2022 23:59:00 BST
The British Council Scotland SGSAH EARTH Scholarships is a programme run by SGSAH with funding from the British Council to enable international research collaborations between PhD and Early Career Researchers and Scottish HEIs and Scotland-based academic mentors, and external organisations, thematically focused on environmental arts and humanities and their interdisciplinary connections.
SGSAH July 2022 Newsletter
Wed, 04 May 2022 12:00:00 BST
In this edition, we reflect on the SGSAH Summer School and share information about an upcoming indoor 'greening' challenge as well as the launch of British Council Scotland SGSAH EARTH Scholarships. We also highlight achievements and research within our communities, blog updates, alumni connections and much more.
SGSAH Summer School 2022: Overview
Tue, 12 Jul 2022 14:36:00 BST
The SGSAH Summer School came back again in June 2022 – this time as a hybrid event, with over 40 in person and online sessions, spread across four days. Click here to watch a short montage, providing an overview of the in person days, the SGSAH Research Showcase, and a conversation with SGSAH Director Claire Squires.
SGSAH launches GREEN/GRADUATE Strategy and Operations Plan
Fri, 22 Apr 2022 13:56:00 BST
SGSAH recognises the existential nature of the climate crisis and the need for profound changes in everyone's behaviour. As the world's first national graduate school for the arts and humanities, we are uniquely placed to leverage the intellectual and creative power of our doctoral community and beyond to tackle the climate emergency. In our Strategy and Operations Plan, we outline how SGSAH will develop itself as a GREEN/GRADUATE School. Read more.
Scotland becomes third Early-Career Researcher Network hub in British Academy pilot
Thu, 21 Apr 2022 12:00:00 BST
The British Academy announces that the third and final hub of its Early-Career Researcher (ECR) Network – a two-year pilot programme for UK-based postdoctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences – will be in Scotland.
SGSAH Doctoral Researcher Opportunities 2022/23
Thu, 10 Mar 2022 13:43:00 GMT
We are looking for applications for representatives for our Doctoral Researcher Committee, ideally a minimum of 2 positions to represent each of our member HEIs. This is a unique opportunity to join the flagship SGSAH training programme, working with your peers and our partners to build effective research communities that can support doctoral researchers to reach their full potential.
SGSAH February 2022 Newsletter
Thu, 24 Feb 2022 12:00:00 GMT
In this edition, you will find a call for submissions for our PhD Research Showcase in June and a call for Summer School workshop proposals. You can also find out more about the SGSAH Interns, blog updates, achievements within our doctoral communities and much more.
SGSAH January 2022 Newsletter
Tue, 25 Jan 2022 12:00:00 GMT
In this first edition of the New Year, you will find a recruitment call for the next SGSAH Blogger and Digital Curator, news of our new HEI member, the dates for this year's AHRC Supervisor Training sessions, blog updates, achievements within our doctoral & alumni communities and much more.
Hiring now! SGSAH Blogger & Assistant Digital Curator
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 14:19:00 GMT
Four vacancies are now open to work with the SGSAH team. SGSAH is advertising for 2022’s resident Bloggers and the position of Assistant Digital Curator. Open to all doctoral researchers in Arts and Humanities within the SGSAH consortium. Click to read more.
SGSAH Welcomes New Member Institution
Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:35:00 GMT
SGSAH is very pleased to welcome Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) as our newest Higher Education Institution (HEI) member. GCU is based in the vibrant centre of Scotland’s largest city and with a further campus in the heart of London. GCU research and doctoral supervision expertise in the Arts and Humanities lie principally in the disciplines of History, Humanities-focused Sociology, and Media and Communications. Read more.
Announcing the SGSAH SFC Saltire Cohort 2022
Thu, 13 Jan 2022 09:46:00 GMT
The SFC Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme for the Arts & Humanities is a programme run by SGSAH with funding from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to enable research collaborations between Scotland and Europe. The programme launched in October 2021 and proposals were considered by an assessment panel in December 2021. Thirteen outstanding researchers from eight HEIs have been selected. Read more.
SGSAH December 2021 Newsletter
Wed, 15 Dec 2021 12:00:00 GMT
As 2021 draws to a close, we reflect on what was and look to the year ahead. In this edition, we share a short seasonal message from SGSAH’s Director, call for proposals for our Spring into Methods 2022 programme, announce the dates for SGSAH Summer School, highlight achievements within our PhD community and more.
Spring into Methods 2022 - Call for Proposals
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:01:00 GMT
Deadline 31/1/2022. The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities, in partnership with the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences, invites proposals from members of staff in any of the affiliated HEIs to provide interdisciplinary online training for The ‘Spring into Methods’ 2022 programme.
SGSAH Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships 2022: Equalities and Ring-fenced Studentships
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 17:40:00 BST
For the 2022 SGSAH DTP Open Studentships Competition, SGSAH is making available *at least* three ring-fenced studentships for applicants from UK Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. We intend to ensure equity of experience and opportunity to access funded studentships, in alignment with our existing Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) policy. Learn more.
SGSAH Autumn 2021 Newsletter | #1
Wed, 26 May 2021 12:00:00 BST
In this edition, we announce the SFC Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme for the Arts & Humanities, reveal a range of exciting internship opportunities, invite you to celebrate Black History Month, share PhD achievements, blog updates and much more.
SGSAH awarded £100,000 in the SFC Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:50:00 BST
The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) has been awarded £100,000 from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to fund research collaborations between Scotland and Europe through a series of research exchanges, with researchers travelling from Europe to Scotland, and from Scotland to Europe.
SGSAH August 2021 Newsletter
Wed, 26 May 2021 12:00:00 BST
In this edition, we are announcing the launch of our new online research showcase, calling for Internship and CDA proposals from external organisations, inviting doctoral researchers to get involved in Black History Month, sharing achievements from our academic community and more.
Call for Abstracts – Black History Month
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 10:06:00 BST
In partnership with SGSSS, Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP, Midlands AHRC DTP, South, West Wales AHRC DTP, Midlands ESRC DTP, SeNSS ESRC DTP, NINE ESRC DTP, Northern Bridge Consortium AHRC DTP and the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER), we are looking for inspiring Doctoral Researchers to showcase ways in which social science and arts and humanities research can bring to life the stories of African, Caribbean and Asian people in this country. Click to read more.
UKRI Policy Intern Amanda Gavin
Tue, 10 Aug 2021 11:08:00 BST
Amanda Gavin, a SGSAH Doctoral Researcher in History at the University of Glasgow has been awarded a UKRI Policy Internship. She will be joining the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) from 6 September - 26 November 2021, gaining first-hand experience of policy-making, law-making and scrutiny processes in a political environment.
SGSAH July 2021 Newsletter
Wed, 26 May 2021 12:00:00 BST
In this edition, we are shining a light on the achievements and creative outputs of our doctoral researcher community. You will also find an invitation for potential PhD candidates to take part in a survey, links to our keynote recordings from the SGSAH Summer School, events, opportunities and more.
SGSAH Researcher awarded Holstein Dissertation Fellowship
Tue, 06 Jul 2021 09:27:00 BST
Emma McCabe, a first year researcher at the University of Stirling, has been awarded a Holstein Dissertation Fellowship from the University of California, Riverside for the academic year 2021-2022. Read more about her achievement and this competitive annual program.
SGSAH May 2021 Newsletter
Wed, 26 May 2021 12:00:00 BST
In this edition, you will find that the deadline has been extended for our doctoral Research Showcase, Interconnected Scotland, news about Summer School 2021, a range of exciting online events, including a workshop for doctoral students on how to be a global scholar, a list of studentships, other opportunities and more.
Diversity in Scottish Screen Industries examined
Wed, 19 May 2021 12:16:09 BST
A groundbreaking research project is aiming to uncover reasons behind a “crisis” in representation in the Scottish screen sector. As part of the project, UWS, in partnership with the University of Glasgow, the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities, the Scottish Funding Council and BBC Scotland, is offering a 3.5-year full-time funded PhD.
SGSAH Spring 2021 Newsletter | #2
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 12:00:00 BST
In this bumper edition, you will find a call for submissions for our doctoral Research Showcase, Interconnected Scotland, news about Summer School 2021, a call for your opinions on the future of SGSAH's international partnerships, upcoming online events, opportunities, a round-up from the SGSAH blog and more.
Call for Submissions for Research Showcase 2021: Interconnected Scotland
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:30:00 BST
The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities will be launching a new online doctoral Research Showcase to disseminate the innovative research being undertaken by arts & humanities doctoral researchers across Scotland. All arts & humanities doctoral researchers based at Scottish universities are invited to participate in the SGSAH Research Showcase. Our overarching theme for 2021 is ‘Interconnected Scotland’.
SGSAH February 2021 Newsletter
Wed, 24 Feb 2021 12:00:00 GMT
In this edition, we announce the opening of applications for Spring into Methods 2021, bring you news of additions to the SGSAH team, blog updates, noteworthy events from our Discipline+ Catalysts, achievements within our alumni communities and much more.
Widening the Impact of Co-design Research
Wed, 03 Feb 2021 09:22:00 GMT
In Sept 2020 a team at UWS hosted a series of sessions on Co-designing Research: Widening Impact through Critical Materialist and Posthumanist approaches. The event was designed by the interdisciplinary team at UWS drawn from Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Practitioners and researchers, ranging from urban geographers to performers, sociologists to visual artists are extending the participation relationships to all aspects of the research process.
SGSAH January 2021 Newsletter
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 12:00:00 GMT
In this edition, we announce the dates for this year's AHRC Supervisor Training Sessions, the deadline extension for SGSAH Doctoral Researcher Committee applications, bring you news of noteworthy workshops and events, highlight achievements within our doctoral & alumni communities and much more.
Homestretch: creative workshops for social, recuperative space during Lockdown
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 12:38:00 GMT
This winter with increased lockdown measures, research and studies can begin to feel like a marathon. The natural breaks we could often take that re-energised the focussed work we do occur less frequently in our current circumstances and this can take a toll. These sessions are designed for PGRs to help get them through the homestretch. They are an opportunity for some creative playful time off task that can bring us back better in mind and body and even inspired.
Alliance launched to give voice to arts and humanities in Scottish society
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 10:32:00 GMT
The Scottish Arts and Humanities Alliance (SAHA) is a joint initiative of ten Scottish Higher Education institutions, the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Symposium for Seventeenth-Century Scottish Literature Call for Papers
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:59:00 GMT
The Symposium for Seventeenth-Century Scottish Literature will take place between 11.00am and 2.30pm on the 18th and 19th of February 2021 via Zoom and will reflect on and celebrate the shape of the field today. Researchers at any stage are encouraged to submit an abstract. Abstracts are welcome on any aspect of seventeenth-century Scottish literature. The deadline for initial abstracts of no more than 200 words is Tuesday the 1st of December 2020.
Overview of Black History Month (Oct 2020)
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:38:00 GMT
As part of Scotland's Black History month in October 2020, the Scottish Graduate Schools of Social Science (SGSSS) and Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) joined forces to offer a series of ‘Lunchtime talks’ to our Doctoral communities celebrating the history, achievements and contributions of black and minority ethic people from across Scotland. Click to read more about the event and access recordings of the sessions.
SGSAH DTP Open Competition 2021: Strategic Themes & Priority Areas
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:55:37 BST
SGSAH funds PhDs across the full range of arts and humanities disciplinary areas supported by the AHRC. For 2021, SGSAH has designated a number of strategic themes and priority areas. Click to find out more.
Practice Research Assembly
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 07:37:00 BST
Practice Research Assembly, led by Professor Maria Fusco, is a new programme of presentations and workshops supported by the Scottish Graduate School of Arts & Humanities, which engages with the distinctive qualities and demands of practice research at PhD-level.
SGSAH Summer School 2020: Overview
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 08:43:00 BST
Alas, the 2020 SGSAH Summer School is over. Here is an overview of the week, which consisted of five days (22nd-26th June) of online, discipline focused, thematic and transferable skills-based workshops and seminars for arts and humanities doctoral researchers in Scotland.
SGSAH brings virtual Summer School to PhD Researchers: 22nd - 26th June 2020
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:07:00 BST
Arts and Humanities PhD Researchers are invited to attend and participate in an online Summer School organised by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH). The event will provide a space to learn, share and make new connections.
SGSAH Coronavirus (COVID 19) Update
Mon, 16 Mar 2020 13:08:00 GMT
An update for our doctoral researchers regarding the Coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak.
Joint Statement from SGSAH/ SGSSS with regards to funded doctoral researchers on strike
Sat, 29 Feb 2020 15:47:00 GMT
We write jointly as Directors of SGSAH (Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities) and SGSSS (Scottish Graduate School of Social Science) to clarify the position of doctoral researchers funded via SGSAH and SGSSS during the UCU/EIS strike action currently underway at some UK universities.