Sgeul na Gàidhlig: The Gaelic Story at the University of Glasgow

A project to research and record over half a millennium of Gaelic history at the University of Glasgow will present its findings today.

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"Combine the Arts and the Digital and you have a powerful combination where we seek to understand problems better, work collaboratively, are flexible and adaptable and provide solutions that are enabling and innovative." - Dr Ian Anderson

Throughout the course of the coming month we shall be featuring our broad ranging expertise from the development of innovative preservation, management, and access strategies for blogs to the creation of learning aids for adult literacy. We invite you contribute thoughts on how we can integrate better with the non-academic Digital community to create an environment of shared knowledge.

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Collaborating with galleries

Dr Catriona Macdonald and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Launch of Press Start, a new student-led game studies journal

Launch of Press Start, a new student-led game studies journal

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Landmark archive of 10 million Gaelic words launched

First phase of the world’s most extensive digital archive of Scottish Gaelic texts.

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AHRC PhD Studentships Announcement: Women Negotiating the Boundaries of Justice: Britain and Ireland, c.1100 – c.1750

The University of Glasgow’s School of Humanities is pleased to announce a three-year PhD studentship.

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Recording of inaugural lectures now on YouTube

Recording of inaugural lectures now on YouTube

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Leverhulme Trust PhD Studentship Announcement: Runaway Slaves in Britain: Bondage, Freedom and Race in the Eighteenth Century

The University of Glasgow’s School of Humanities is pleased to announce ONE three-year PhD Studentship under a Research Project Grant funded by the Leverhulme Trust, to begin 1 January 2015. The award covers Home/EU tuition fees and provides a maintenance award of at least £13,863 per annum, and some research expenses, for three years.

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The Commonwealth Games brings us more than one way to show off our talents.

Volunteers working with the University of Glasgow's, School of Humanities have got their knitting needles at the ready for Glasgow 2014

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Hero of Alexandria: PhD Studentship

The studentship is part of the three-year project ‘Hero of Alexandria and his Theatrical Automata’ funded by a Leverhulme Trust research project grant

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Studentship for new MSc Programme in Gender History 2014-15: deadline extended

Applications are invited from candidates admitted to a new MSc Programme in Gender History at the University of Glasgow for a studentship for the academic session 2014-15.

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First research locating exact site of Battle of Bannockburn presented

First research locating exact site of Battle of Bannockburn presented

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Staff changes in the School office

Staff changes in the School office this year

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wolfson hall student residences

New scholarships for Masters students

The School of Humanities has been awarded scholarships for students due to enter its Masters Programmes in September 2014.

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Jeremy Huggett

New Head of School

Dr Jeremy Huggett, Chief Adviser of Studies, has been appointed as Head of the School of Humanities/Sgoil nan Daonnachdan from 1 August 2014.

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Call for knitters: flags of the Commonwealth

Knitters will sign up to knit flags of Commonwealth nations participating in the Games. These will eventually be joined together into a large bunting that will welcome Commonwealth visitors to the University during the Games. More details about the flags are below.

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New MLitt programme on Ancient Cultures

The MLitt in Ancient Cultures is run from Classics with the participation of Archaeology, Egyptology, Celtic & Gaelic, and Theology & Religious Studies. It involves hands-on sessions in museums such as the Hunterian Museum and the Burrell Collection, and it is possible to take Museum Studies modules as part of the programme.

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First Marquis of Montrose Award for Scottish Studies

Joanna Tucker awarded the first First Marquis of Montrose Award for Scottish Studies, and was presented with her prize by the Duke of Montrose

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Professor Jan Stenger awarded Senior Fellowship

Professor Jan Stenger has been awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Cluster of Excellence TOPOI (www.topoi.org) at the Freie Universitaet and Humboldt Universitaet in Berlin for the whole June 2014.

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Glasgow Uni's Annual Humanities Postgrad Event - Wed 23 April 2014

Oh! The Humanities: Glasgow Uni's Annual Humanities Postgrad Event - Wed 23 April 2014

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Necessary Connections workshop on 2 and 3 May 2014

Contributors: Umut Baysan (Glasgow), Philipp Blum (Barcelona); Campbell Brown (Glasgow); Fabrice Correia (Neuchâtel); Ghislain Guigon Geneva), Katherine Hawley (St. Andrews) Fraser MacBride (Glasgow); Benjamin Schnieder (Hamburg)

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AHRC PhD Studentship Announcement: Making and Selling Singer Sewing Machines: A Local History of a Global Commodity

The University of Glasgow’s School of Humanities, in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council Libraries and Cultural Services, are pleased to announce TWO three-year PhD Studentships under the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) Scheme, to begin 1 October 2014.

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Gaelic expert appointed Vice-Principal and Head of College

Professor Roibeard (Robby) Ó Maolalaigh has been appointed Vice-Principal of the University of Glasgow and Head of the College of Arts.

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PhD Studentship Announcement: ‘Latin and Latin Culture in Scotland’

The University of Glasgow’s School of Humanities is pleased to announce a three-year PhD Studentship to begin 1 October 2014 in History and Classics.

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New schools project to explore the names of Scottish places

A new education resource is teaching school children from around Scotland the hidden history behind the names of their local communities.

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Two new History blogs

Two new History blogs have been launched.

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Professor Dauvit Broun's inaugural lecture available on YouTube

Professor Dauvit Broun's inaugural lecture was held on 12 November 2013 - now available on YouTube

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New web pages highlighting new research by Historians on topics taught in Scottish schools

New web pages highlighting new research by Historians on topics taught in Scottish schools

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Glasgow University Library: Major donation to Italian history collections

Dr Maud Bracke secures donation to Glasgow University Library by Professors Judith and Stephen Hellman (York, Toronto) of material relating to 20th-century Italian history, politics and culture.

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Five Royal Society of Edinburgh grants awarded

5 awards from the Royal Society of Edinburgh grants, to Lynn Abrams & Marina Moskowitz (History), Callum Brown (History), Ben Colburn & Hugh Lazenby (Philosophy), Geraldine Parsons (Celtic & Gaelic), Jan Stenger (Classics)

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A series of inaugural lectures in 2013-14

A series of inaugural lectures in 2013-14

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Deadline for AHRC and College Scholarship competitions: Monday 13 January 2014

For further details please check the College of Arts' website: http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/arts/graduateschool/fundingopportunities/

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A series of inaugural lectures in 2013-14

A series of inaugural lectures in 2013-14

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Neach-cuideachaidh Corpais (4 dreuchdan)

Thèid thu an sàs ann an obair aig àrd-ìre co-cheangailte ris a’ phròiseact, Corpas na Gàidhlig, a tha mar phàirt den phròiseact Dàta airson Stòras na Gàidhlig

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Deadline extended! Suffering Project funded PhD Studentship for 2013-2016

This studentship is part of the project The Value of Suffering: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of the Nature, Meaning and Role of Affective Experience. The award is a fully-funded PhD studentship.

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Robert the Bruce letter scores major media success

The discovery of a letter in the British Library, written by Robert the Bruce to Edward II of England, sheds new light on the relationship between Scotland and England in the run up to the Battle of Bannockburn.

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Election of Dauvit Broun to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of Chris Dalglish to Fellowship of the Young Academy for outstanding Early Career Researchers

Election of Dauvit Broun to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's national academy, and of Chris Dalglish to Fellowship of the Young Academy for outstanding Early Career Researchers

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AHRC Collaborative PhD Studentship Announcement: ‘Ground-breaking: Community Heritage in Glasgow’s allotments’

The University of Glasgow’s School of Humanities and School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, in partnership with the Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society (SAGS), are pleased to announce a three-year PhD Studentship under the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) Scheme, to begin 1 October 2013.

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Funding for our Archives related postgraduate programmes

The National Archives is offering two bursaries in 2013 to individuals who are passionate about embarking on a career in the archives sector.

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The SRC Student Teaching Awards for 2012-13 reflected very well on the School of Humanities / Sgoil nan Daonnachdan.

The SRC Student Teaching Awards for 2012-13 reflected very well on the School of Humanities / Sgoil nan Daonnachdan.

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Dalrymple Lectures Monday 18th - 21st Feb 2013

Dalrymple Lectures Monday 18th - 21st Feb 2013

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The Gaelic Language Initiative

The Universityʼs first ever 5-year Gaelic Language Plan has been approved by the national development agency for Gaelic, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, and will be launched in early 2013

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New History appointments

4 new History appointments

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New Deputy Head of School

Dr Jeremy Huggett has agreed to act as Deputy Head of the School of Humanities

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Hume Brown Prize in Scottish History

This year’s joint winner of the Hume Brown Prize in Scottish History (for the best first book in Scottish History) is Steven Reid for his Humanism and Calvinism: Andrew Melville and the Universities of Scotland, 1560-1625 (Ashgate 2011).

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Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 7

Over seventy papers were delivered at Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 7 which was hosted by Celtic and Gaelic between 21 and 23 August 2012.

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Vox Populi

In a landmark series of seminars running from September 2012 to May 2013 the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies will offer a unique perspective on how the “voice of the people” has been heard in Scotland since medieval times.

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Scottish medieval history documents put online

Thousands of the oldest documents in Scotland's history are being made public through an online database charting life in the Middle Ages.

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An t-Ollamh Urramach Ruaraidh MacThòmais (1921–2012)

We heard the sad news of the death last week of Emeritus Professor Derick Thomson (Ruairidh MacThòmais).

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Soillse PhD Scholarship 2012

Applications are sought for a funded PhD at the University of Glasgow as part of the Soillse research network on the topic of ‘Urban Gaelic Communities’. Deadline for applications Friday 18 May 2012

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Awards and Recognitions

Awards and Recognitions

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Rewriting Scotland’s past

Sometimes historical facts are obscured by myth and legend. Researchers from Glasgow have uncovered evidence which challenges widely held beliefs about Scotland’s past.

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"Combine the Arts and the Digital and you have a powerful combination where we seek to understand problems better, work collaboratively, are flexible and adaptable and provide solutions that are enabling and innovative." - Dr Ian Anderson

Throughout the course of the coming month we shall be featuring our broad ranging expertise from the development of innovative preservation, management, and access strategies for blogs to the creation of learning aids for adult literacy. We invite you contribute thoughts on how we can integrate better with the non-academic Digital community to create an environment of shared knowledge.

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