Placement with Grizedale Arts

Jamie Jenkinson is video artist specialising in user devices such as smartphones. He is currently completing a practice based PhD at Lancaster University titled ‘Popular Video: approaching video art in the age of the smartphone user’ funded by AHRC NWCDTP, and teaches on the Visual Communication MA at the Royal College of Art, London.   … Continue reading Placement with Grizedale Arts

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International Placement Scheme at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas

Hilary is working on a PhD on 1960s-70s experimental women’s writing, visuality and indiscipline at the University of Manchester. You can contact her on hilary.white@manchester.ac.uk or on Twitter @hr_white.   Between October 2017 and January 2018, I spent three months at the Harry Ransom Center (HRC) at the University of Texas at Austin, consulting the … Continue reading International Placement Scheme at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas

The Frightful and the Familiar: Exploring the Uncanny in the Ancient World

Elaine Sanderson is a third year NWCDTP funded PhD student at University of Liverpool. Some of her research interests include: Latin Literature, Latin Imperial Epic (particularly Lucan and Valerius Flaccus), Ancient Rhetoric and Greek Tragedy. Follow Elaine on Twitter at: @ElainaM42, or send her an email: e.c.sanderson@liverpool.ac.uk.       Back in August, I organised a … Continue reading The Frightful and the Familiar: Exploring the Uncanny in the Ancient World

Reflections on my PhD Journey: Advice to My Past Self

Natalie Mullen is a third-year PhD student based in the History Department at Lancaster University. Her PhD thesis is focused on psychiatric history and explores the relationship between patient agency and asylum authority in Lancaster County Asylum during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Follow Natalie on Twitter: @nmullenhist   Reflecting on my PhD journey … Continue reading Reflections on my PhD Journey: Advice to My Past Self

Persistence, not Perseverance: Reflections on Half a PhD

David Hartley is a writer, performer and Creative Writing PhD student at The University of Manchester. His project examines the intersections of autistic identity and screen-based works of science fiction and fantasy, alongside the creation of a novel about autism and ghosts. Outside of the PhD, his fiction has appeared in numerous literary magazines including … Continue reading Persistence, not Perseverance: Reflections on Half a PhD

Writing transnational history across Europe

Julia Maclachlan is a History PhD researcher at the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester (AHRC/ESRC funded, University of Manchester President's Doctoral Scholarship). Julia specialises in transnational history, contemporary European history and the history of sexuality. Her research focuses on male homosexuality and traces how European sexual knowledge was translated into … Continue reading Writing transnational history across Europe

PhDs at ‘Sea’: Sailing and Staying Afloat

Dr Scott Midson is a postdoctoral researcher based at the Lincoln Theological Institute, University of Manchester. When he's not paddling with nautical metaphors, he explores the relationship between humans and technologies in the interdisciplinary field of posthumanism, connecting these insights to theology using topics such as theological anthropology, and themes such as love. This blog … Continue reading PhDs at ‘Sea’: Sailing and Staying Afloat