Soillse PhD Scholarship 2012

Soillse PhD Scholarship 2012

Issued: Mon, 21 May 2012 12:25:00 BST

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. For further information, see Soillse PhD Scholarship 2012

Tòmas MacAilpein, a PhD student in History, supervised by Dr Martin MacGregor and Dr Sheila Kidd, has been awarded the prestigious Carnegie Trust Robertson Medal for 2011.  The Robertson Medal is awarded annually to the most outstanding application to the Trust for doctoral funding. The Trust receives around 150 applications every year and funds only fifteen. The best proposal is awarded the Robertson Medal.
Tòmas graduated with a First Class honours degree in Gaelic Language & Culture from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, University of the Highlands and Islands, in 2008 and then came to the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde to take a jointly-taught MSc in Social History.  His doctoral project proposal, supported by a Carnegie scholarship, will examine the social and cultural life of Gaelic-speaking Highlanders in their culture-region – a’ Ghàidhealtachd – from the close of the Victorian era to the middle of the 20th-century. The working title of his thesis, which will be written in Gaelic, is: 'Work, Community and Culture in the Western Highlands, 1890-1950'.
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